Children's book writer Anna Woltz experiences, since she is the mother of son Benjamin, enrichment but also difficulties in her writing. This tells the author of the Children's Book Week Gift 2019 in conversation with Trouw .
"When writing Shark Teeth , I had to do my best to keep the mother's perspective out," said the 37-year-old children's book writer. "I kept thinking: those poor children will get pneumonia due to their exhausting, cold bike ride. But I didn't give them a warm bed on purpose. It stays ice cold. That makes the story more exciting."
According to Woltz, the enrichment of motherhood of a two-year-old outweighs the disadvantages surrounding her work. "It is a huge addition to see how such a tiny creature develops into a real person. Now I may not write seventy books, but forty. But I don't think I will regret that choice at the end of my life. "
Woltz made her debut in 2002 as a children's book writer with Alles Kookt Over . She won the Golden Granger for the book Gips from 2015.