Lynne, Publishing Director, Fiction, Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers
1. What is your favourite thing about your job?
Working with people who love books as much as I do, especially children's books
2. Tell us about your favourite book as a child.
One that I remember vividly is A Fish Out of Water, which (I've just discovered) was written by Helen Palmer, a children's book author and editor, whose husband was Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr Seuss). For some reason this story of a boy who fed a goldfish too much and it kept growing and growing, moving from a bathtub to a pool until help arrives and it goes back to a normal size remains vividly in my mind. I had a series of goldfish around then but they didn't get bigger, they just died.
3. Which Tundra character(s) would you want to have dinner with and why?
I would love to have Annie Magruder and her dog Carson (Carson Crosses Canada) over -- as long as they brought some delicious food from their travels across Canada! I want to drive across Canada myself and would love to hear more about their adventures.