Writing & Editing 4 lessons on writing (and life) from Maurice Sendak The beloved author of children’s books (such as ‘Where The Wild Things Are’) died Tuesday. Let his life—and his life’s work—inspire you. By Michael SebastianMay 9, 2012 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.