Here is Madek Uthurunku He lives in Hawaii.
He is a children's author and I got to interview him I am happy about that.
Q 1. when did you decide you were going to write a young adult book?
A. I decided to write a children’s book in May of 2017.
Q 2. how did you come up with the name of your books
A. Coming up with the name of my book was not easy. I knew I wanted to make a kids book about surfing, I just didn’t know what my angle was going to be. I live on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. There are feral cats all over the beaches. It finally clicked that my book should be about these beach cats surfing different styles to teach kids. I thought it was fun irony because cats usually don’t like water.
Q 3. what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. I published my book “Surf Cats” in November of 2017. I am currently working on the next volume and side stories of the cats involved for 2018.
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. I have been a writer ever since I learned to hold a pen, but this is my first published work.
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. My advice for other authors is to find your stories about what you see in your surroundings. Find your own style and go with it. Don’t try to compare yourself with others writers and artists, you are unique, and your audience will find you.
Q 6. we're can people find you online?
A. My work can be found on Amazon and iBooks by searching: Surf Cats. Also Instagram @surfcatskauai, and my website: www.surfcatsbook.com
Q 7. do you plan on making more books in the future
A. I plan on making more Surf Cats books, and side stories of surfing for kids.
Q 8. how many books have you written
A. so far I’ve written one book, and have two more stories ready to illustrate.
Q 9. did you go to college to be a writer
A. I went to college for fine art, but I’ve always wanted to write a children’s book. So I’ve finally combined my skills, but I’m always wanting to learn more.
Here is another website you can read more about the author and his books