Interviewing children's book author jude lennon

Here is Children's author Jude Lennon I had the privilege of interviewing Her on my blog.  

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

A. I was an Early Years (Kindergarten) teacher for 18 years so I was always writing. When I set up my storytelling business I told one of the stories I'd made up and a little boy asked me if I could put it in a book. The rest, as they say, is history...

Q2. how did you come up with the name of your books

A. Sometimes thinking of the title is the hardest bit. The Lamby series was easy as I knew Lamby or Flossie's name needed to be in the title. Some of them I've asked readers to help with ideas.

Q3.what are you working on now for 2018?

A.  I've just released Lamby goes Camping which got to no 2 in its Amazon category chart. This book features my lamb mascots and my VW campervan Buttercup. I'm also working on the second Awesome About Autism book with Hal's Books. And towards Christmas, I aim to release a collection of stories featuring Lamby and Flossie when they traveled to South America last year. long have you been writing?

A.I've been writing as long as I can remember but I've been published for nearly three years.

Q5.What advice would you give other authors?

A. Write something every day! Read a lot of the genre/type of book you want to write. Go on courses, workshops etc. Network, marketing and being proactive are vital. Writing the book is the easy bit, selling it is another thing altogether!

Q6.were can people find you online?

A. I can be found at and on Twitter @JudeLennonBooks and Instagram judelennonbooks you have a plan on making more books in the future?

A. I always have plans for books! 

Q8. how many books have you written?

A. I have written 13 to date. Some have been commissions for charities and local businesses as well as my own ventures. And three have been collaborations.

Q9. did you go to college to be a writer?

A. I trained to be a teacher but I did study English Literature/Lang/Drama as part of that. I don't think this is essential though.  Sometimes formal education focuses too much on rules of writing rather than the actual content and characters.