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Writer to Writer (Author Interviews): John Cech: Using Folklore and Myth

FCCJ series of full length video interviews on the topic of writing
Author John Cech
Title Using Folklore and Myth
Interviewer Brandy Hilboldt
Producer Kathleen Clower
Director Mark Basse

Copyright 2001 Florida Community College at Jacksonville


Prominent children’s author John Cech discusses the ties between mythology and childhood and elaborates on how his loved ones inspire his writing, particularly My Grandmother’s Journey, which was inspired by his grandmother-in-law. He also gives an in-depth perspective on the publication process, including editing and partnerships with illustrators, and discusses his perspective on “appropriate” and “inappropriate” subject matter for children.

Episode #:25 (?)


Family History

Children’s Literature

Illustration Partnerships

Publication Process

Cech, J. (2001). Interviewed by Brandy Hilboldt [Video Recording]. Using Folklore and Myth, Writer to Writer. YouTube, Jacksonville, Florida. 

Run time: 27 minutes