After 8 years as a storyteller and puppeteer in a children’s library, in 2014, Jeanie teamed up with popular kids musician Celia to create and tour their live musical puppet show “Celia & Friends.” In 2015 Jeanie started her puppet company cleverly named Jeanie Bryan Puppets. Since then Jeanie has delighted audiences all over Missouri as well as in Iowa and Illinois with her entertaining puppet shows and engaging puppet workshops. Visit her online at jeaniebryanpuppets.com.
My favorite book as a child: Ramona Quimby, Age 8
The best book I read for school: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A book I wish I'd written: Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
My literary hero: Flannery O’Connor
Worst book you ever read: Twilight (I stopped after the first book)
Do you prefer digital or paper books: paper
Character in a book that you would be friends with: Hagrid from Harry Potter Series
A book I've pretended to have read: The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The book people might be surprised to learn I love: The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated – I love reading about business and personal finance.
My literary crush: Michael Chabon
Books that have influenced my art/music/profession: Getting Things Done by David Allen
What I'm reading now: 2666 by Roberto Bolano and lots of Sandra Boynton books with my toddler
Many thanks to Jeanie Bryan for the interview! Check out the books/authors that Jeannie mentioned in her interview below: