Interviewing Author Sarah Isaacs
when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. I have always wanted to write a book. To see your name on the front cover and be able to watch people read it in a library was a dream of mine.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. Derek the Alien and the Orange Jelly Planet' was my first book published in January of this year. I have no idea where I got the name from although I did think of 'Mickey' at first but then considered it might sound like Mickey Mouse! Derek was the next name in my head! (I don't even know anyone called Derek!). I wanted Derek to have another adventure so my next book will be launched around November time. This one is called 'Derek the Alien and the Raspberry Milkshake Sky'. I guess that has answered the question
Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. number 3 too! In addition, I am also writing a book of poetry and prose for slightly older children which I am currently collating. I visit schools with my book getting the children to create their own story, design their own alien, involve them in drama and a whole host of other fun stuff when I arrive. The plan is to get them interested in reading and storytelling - even for the reluctant readers who can be hard to reach!
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. The answer is - for as long as I could write my name! I used to write stories and take them into my class to read them to the children. I was about 5 years old then. I used to beg the teacher to let me read books to the children too. At about the age of 6, we were asked to write a poem. I got a house point (a merit mark!). I couldn't believe I did something that I thought was fairly easy and that I enjoyed that got me a small reward in class!
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. What advice? I think the best way to grow as an author is to see what others are doing, read about new ideas, listen to advice and then do what you really want to do yourself!!
Q 6. where can people find you online?
A. Where can I be found? I can be found on Facebook under Sarah Isaacs Author. I have a website www.sarahisaacsauthor.co.uk and if you want to contact me try firstname.lastname@example.org
Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future
A. Yes, I have my next Derek book out very soon within the next few weeks and I have a great musical project I am in the middle of too but I can't say any more than that at the moment!!
Q 8 how many books have you written I have 2 published books but others tucked away ready for another time!
Q9. did you go to college to be a writer
A. I studied drama at University and that meant, later on, I taught Children's Theatre, Storytelling and Radio Script Writing at college. I have taught English too in high schools and before all this, I would write on occasions for trade magazines. In fact, I remember I also wrote for my church magazine when I was about 13!