My Interview with young Adult Book Anther Susan Kotch
Meet Susan Kotch she is the Author of Casey of cranberry cove
She is also a teach for 8th Graders. In this picture is Susan and her golden doodle Sasha.
Q. 1 when did you decide you were going to write young adult book?
A. In 2014, I had an 8th grade class who hated reading. As a teacher, I wanted them to understand how important it is to read, and how much can be learned from reading. When I tried to interest them in books, they'd always tell me there was nothing good to read. So they challenged me to write a book because then they'd read it. So I did, over that summer, begin writing Casey of Cranberry Cove.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. The book is set in the town where I live, and there used to be an inlet that connected the ocean to the bay in the 1700s that has since been filled in by sand. That inlet was called Cranberry Inlet by the early settlers to the area because there were so many cranberries grown here. That gave me the inspiration for the book title, and Casey's name just seemed to fit.
Q. 3 what are you working on know for 2017?
A. Good question. I'm working on a third book with these characters that takes Casey through her freshman year of high school. In this one, she'll continue to get involved in school activities, but I won't give away what happens. I'm also working on a few other books - one is a middle grades story about a bully (for 4th-6th graders), and the other is a more adult-themed book. I'm looking forward to the summer so I can spend a lot of time working on my projects. It gets difficult during the school year while I'm still teaching. But I will keep you posted, Angel!
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. I always enjoyed writing creatively, as far back as elementary school. Forty five years later, I finally tried to get published. Just goes to show you that you are never too old to follow your dreams!
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. Not sure what I could offer to other authors, because I always look for tips from them. But I would tell people who write and want to be published to not give up on that dream! Also, be open to criticism and feedback on what you write. It is so important to be open to what people suggest. I always tell my students that a piece of writing is never finished. It can always be revised and made better. Finally, be prepared to be turned down by publishers A LOT. But one day you'll find the publisher who believes in what you can do and will offer you that contract.
Q 6. we're can people find you online?
A. I'm active on twitter where I exchange ideas with other teachers @susankotch, I can be found on Facebook at Susan Kotch - Author of Young Adult Books, and through my website and blog at susankotch.com
Make sure you check out her Great book Casey of Cranberry cove here is my review check it out.
Enjoy reading Angelika