interviewing author Reid Kaplan
Q1.when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. I knew for longer than 15 that I would one day write a book I just didn’t think it would be a children’s picture book. I finally decided to actually write a book when my wife was pregnant with our first child four years ago.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. The name usually just pops into my head when I’m least expecting it to. This book came to me a little easier from story to title. The title of this story sums up the message and that’s what I was looking to do.
Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. I am currently working on the 2nd book in the Let’s Eat Together series. I don’t want to give much away but you can expect the next set of characters to be in a completely different setting. However, one character will remain a constant in all the books. Find out who soon.
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. I have been writing since I was 17, so 22 years.
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. the advice I would give other authors is to never give up. Be open to criticism, always pick yourself up if your idea is knocked down, and re-writing is writing. You will most likely never nail the story on the first draft.
Q 6. Where can people find you online?
A. For now, you can find out more information about our book at letseattogetherbook.com and we are also available on Amazon and kindle as well.
Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future
A. Yes, I have another book that will be coming out later next year called How Did That Mouse Get In Our House. A third book entitled Good Thing Bad Thing is heading to my editor, and 3 more books are currently being written with outlines done for an additional four more. So yes you can say I have plans for more. Haha!
Q 8 how many books have you written
A. I have written 3 children’s books to date and am currently writing 3 more. I have also written 6 screenplays prior to children’s books.
Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer
A. I graduated in 2002 from The New York Film Academy so I did have writing, script writing, and storytelling classes. I transferred to this college in New York so I guess I did go to school to become a writer.