Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Interview With Author Linda P. Young

Author of The Adventures of Anna and Andy Hummingbird: Anna and Andy Meet the Grandchildren

1. What inspired you to write your book?
Anna and Andy mostly, watching them was so much fun.  When I did my research I realized there were hardly any books about the fun hummingbirds have.  You could find all kinds of information about them.  I     decided it was about time to put into words and pictures of the fun times they have.

2. What is it about?
The books tell stories about the adventures Anna and Andy go on.  Everything from a cat to a dragon.

3. What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book?
I want the children (it is a children’s picture book) to go outside and explore their surroundings and everyone loves hummingbirds including the children.

4. What advice do you have for writers?
Giving advice to other writers is difficult because we all write for different reason.  I guess I would say follow your heart and don’t let a few rejections throw you off your path.  It really is a long process.

5. Where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
The book publishing industry is headed in a whole new way and that is self-publishing.  Self-publishing gives the author a little more freedom to write what they feel.

6. What challenges did you have in writing your book?
I am writing children’s picture books and as you probably understand children are not in the stores or online looking to buy new books to read.  These books were mostly written for parents, grandparents to read to the children and I am a firm believer of reading to your children the day you bring them home from the hospital.  So my challenges are fairly hard as I have to now appeal to the adults, it is not a love story or a Sci-Fi or even a educational book so I have to make the children want to have the book for their collection. The books have subtle life lessons in them and the parents need to make the child aware of what is happening.  There is a story in book 2 book called, “The Beast” and it tells the children we all make mistakes and should be able to laugh at ourselves when we realize what we have done.

7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
They should buy Book 3 in the series.  It is a series of 10 books with 1 through 6 published, 7 and 8 being worked on now and 9 and 10 will be out next year.  The value it has to make children laugh, curious and get those imaginations going.  I read to the elementary level of children and I am amazed at the questions they ask, I spend as much time answering their questions as I do reading to them.

For more information, please consult: https://annaandandyhummingbird.com/

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