Although a mistake in writing won’t kill a living creature, it can sure kill sales, so I sift through bunches of mediocre literature (and some downright awful) to find the good books for my readers. On rare occasion, due to lack of reading time for something like moving, I base my decision on other books written by the same author. I already read a rhyming picture book, My Cape Cod Magic, by the same authors. The best single word description is charming, so I feel confident the same quality will show in their middle grade series.
Don’t take my word for it though. This interview is to help readers decide whether this series is for you and/or your tweens. Let’s face it. I never grew up, so if you still like middle grade as much as I do, you won’t have to think long about whether you’d like to read it too.
Now on to the interview!
2. Why did you write this book (as opposed to another)?
I was inspired to write this book, maybe oddly, by Huckleberry Finn, which I read again not long ago. I love the spirit of the story, and I wanted to write an adventure, in the vein of the classics, and something for both boys and girls. But also with magical elements that presented new realties, and an environmental theme because of my passion and respect for the natural world — influenced, no doubt, by my education and degree in environmental science.
6. What other books have you written for children?
7. Please tell about your WIPs, at least genre and age group, even if the rest is hush-hush.
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