interviewing children's author Holly Marcus
Q1.when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. I decided to write a book after my second child was born. I quit my job to be a stay at home mom and found myself wondering what my kids would be like in the future. The two main characters in my book are based on my children but four years older. I also realized that there are many books out there that don't hold much educational value, and I wanted to create a book with the idea that kids inherently like learning and strive to learn on their own.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. The name of my book, The Best Treehouse in the World, comes from the way I end each chapter. The main character says, "This a great treehouse, but there is something missing..." Then she finds a way to improve it and by the end of the book, she has the best treehouse in the world.
Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. I am currently not working on anything new, but I am spending a lot of time reading aloud with my kids and learning from some great children's writers like E. B. White and Kate DiCamillo.
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. I have been writing for about 2 years.
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. I would tell other authors to write about what they love and know.
Q 6. where can people find you online?
A. Q6. Please visit the book page on Facebook @TheBestTreehouseintheWorld at https://www.facebook.com/thebesttreehouseintheworld
Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future
A. am not sure if I will write another book. But, I have had some sweet children ask me if there will be a sequel, so maybe!
Q 8 how many books have you written
A. I have only written one book.
Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer
A. I went to college to study physics and education. I was a high school science teacher for many years and I love to help people learn (especially about science), which is why my book involves STEM topics.
I was so glad I got to interview her for my blog :)!