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interviewing young adult author Allistar Banks

interviewing young adult  author  Allistar Banks



Q.1 When did you decide you were going to write a young adult book?


A. I decided I was going to write a young adult book about my weight loss journey and how I had faith in God to pull me through the hard times in my life that lead me up to my highest and lowest weight six months ago.

Q. 2 How did you come up with the name of your books?

A.  I came up with “Lenny the Lizard and His Green Scarf” shortly after my parents got divorced and I received a green cashmere sweater and scarf that made me feel good inside and gave me comfort from their separation. “Nosy Nicole and the Red Airplane” was based on how I was always a curious girl growing up and I loved getting into everything and Nicole is one of my favorite names for little girls. “Spring Brings Summer” was based on memories I had growing up in the spring and summer time. My fourth book to come out soon is “A Colorful Balloon Ride” is based on my art class that I had which taught me color…

interviewing children's author Stacy Bauer

Q.1.  when did you decide you were going to write a book?



I've  enjoyed writing since I was a child. I became a teacher and had 2 children, but I've always wanted to write a book, so last year, I took a leave from my teaching job and took the leap to become a published author!
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books


I wanted to write about something I know a lot  about, so my books are based on my 2 children. I wanted to use animals for the characters because I thought then every child could relate to the characters. I chose kangaroos because they are cute, can jump high and get into things and can put things in their pouches The series name is "Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too" because my kids are named Cami and Wyatt and "kangaroo" and "too" rhyme. I made a list of things my kids have done, as well as the lesson it could teach. I started with "too many sweets", because sneaking treats
were something my daughter Cami started doi…

The challenges I have overcome

The challenges I have overcomeHi, My Name is Angelika and I thought I would share with you the challenges I have overcome.
I have had epilepsy my whole life in grade school I was way behind in school I could not even hold a pencil my teacher was doing all the work for me.
 they  had no patience with me I had bad ADHD I had the Grand mal seizures at the time they were horrible it was not easy being a special needs child in school but I  still have challenges today being an adult.
My mom took me out of the school and homeschooled me she took the time to sit with and teach me what the public school could not teach me at the time my mom took the time to help me hold a pencil learn how to read and write as well as helping me spell words and many other schools would be teaching like math and many others.
She helped me write better by writing letters to family and friends and letters to my great grandma I enjoyed writing letters and I still enjoy writing letters and having pen pals today.
She home…

back to school healthy lunch box ideas for kids

back to school lunch box ideas for kids 
Here are some easy kid-friendly lunch box ideas that your kids are going to love and enjoy eating.
ham and cheese rollup are always good and super easy to make all you need is some ham you can also use turkey or bologna any cold cut meat will work as well as your child's favorite cheese I like shredded cheese you can put ketchup mustard or mayo then you put it all in a taco wrap and then cut it in too little pinwheel and enjoy.
Peanut butter and banana roll-ups are good too you take a taco wrap you put peanut butter and banana on it roll it up and enjoy you can also put jelly on it.
Apple slices are always good too you can pair them with peanut butter or peanut butter and fluffernutter you can never go wrong with apple bananas or any fruit that your child likes you can also pair celery and peanut butter and put little raisins on top and it looks like ants on the log it is super cute.
carrots and ranch are good too so are celery and ranch as well…

how to keep you and your family safe.

how to keep you and your family safe.

Here are some ways to keep you and your family safe on the internet all social media accounts and in public.
There are so many evil people in the world today that are not who they say they are on the internet and some could be people using a fake account they could be sexual predators that you are talking to and scam artist so always be mindful of that when you are on the internet.

stay clear of chat groups are some websites that you  are not familiar with like gaming sites and some dating sites are not the best to go on because with all the crime shows I watch there is a crime show called the web of lies and you will be amazed of how many people fall for the lies that people tell them.
If you have children on the computer always monitor what website they are on who they are talking too and what games they are playing always be mindful of what your children and family are doing on the computer growing up we never had our own computer we all shared a c…

interviewing children's author Nay Low

This is children's author nay low I had the opportunity to interview her for my blog.


Q1, when did you decide you were going to write a book?

A. - the book came to me. I didn’t go in with the mindset, “I’m going to write a book,” but a situation happened with my daughter at the time and I was upset, hurt, shock and couldn’t sleep. 
My daughter who was 6 at the time wanted to play on some tire at her school. However, there were three students, a girl and two boys who wouldn’t allow her to play on it. The girl told my daughter, “you can’t play with us because you’re black.” Of course, that hurt my daughter's feelings. It was the first time I had to sit down and discuss, racism, and hate. I knew I was going to have this conversation with her but didn’t expect it to be so soon. I was hoping to still keep that innocent in her. Our family is so diverse with native Americans, blacks, Italians, Irish, Hispanic, the list goes on, she doesn’t see color. 
At this time I was pregnant on bed r…