Interviewing Author Samantha Ball
Q.1 when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. I have always had a huge imagination and often makeup bedtime stories for my children. I decided to self-publish one of my books in June and it has done well so far.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books?
A. The Little Dinosaur title was easy to come up with, as it follows a little dinosaur on his search for a warm and cozy nest.
Q. 3 what are you working on now for 2018?
A. I am currently in the process of publishing a new book, which will hopefully be out in the next few weeks. I am just waiting for the proof copy to arrive. Very exciting! I am also working on the illustrations for my third publication.
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. I have been writing for years, but have only recently decided to attempt self-publishing. It has been challenging, but a great experience and so much fun.
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. For somebody who is thinking of self-publishing their work, I would advise them to do as much research as possible before proceeding. There is so much information available now, not only for formatting the book, but also the ongoing marketing that is needed.
Q 6. where can people find you online?
A. have a website www.samanthaball.co.uk. My book The Little Dinosaur (and upcoming book) are available on Amazon. You can find me on my Facebook page Samantha Ball - Books. Also on Twitter @samanthaballbks and Instagram samantha.ball.18
forgot to send a link to the book.
The Little Dinosaur https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/199960590X/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_apa_zI6RBbA85RCE6
Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future?
A. I plan on doing this for as long as possible. It is so enjoyable. There is nothing better than the look on the face of a child who has enjoyed your book. I already have 2 more that I am working on.
Q 8 how many books have you written?
A.I have written a total of four children's picture books and one Middle Grade. I will have self-published two of these so far.
Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer?
A. I have always enjoyed books and studied English Literature at A-Level. I have also received a Children's Story Writing Diploma.