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intervering Kip Brady A biology teacher of mine I had in high School at new philadelphia High School

This is my biology teacher Mr. Brady and I was able to interview him. Biology was my favorite subject in school
Q 1. how long have you been a Biology teacher
A. This will be my 20th year.
Q 2.  is new Philadelphia high school the only school you taught at?
A. Yes.  The only school I've ever taught.
Q 3. what is your favorite part about teaching biology?
A. There are so many things that I like.  I like sharing the wonder of nature.  I like getting students to see the world in a new and more detailed way.  I like addressing novel questions where my students and I are engaging in science to learn something new.  And, of course, I love the opportunity to work with high school-aged students.
Q 4. did you attend college and what college did you attend?
A.A biology degree from Northern Michigan University, a teaching certificate from the University of Akron, Master's degree from Miami University.
Q 5. what do you like about nature and insects?
A. I think we are taught to see human society as s…

interviewing children's author Julie barichello

This is children's author Julie Barrichello I had the opportunity to interview her on my blog.

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

A.In sixth grade, I wrote my first short novel, “Koren of the Quest.” Its 77 handwritten pages never saw the light of publication (thankfully), but that project hooked me on long-form storytelling. In seventh grade, I wrote a longer book that, like the first, has been kept in a drawer collecting dust. It would be fourteen years before I successfully completed another novel.
Throughout college and the five years after, I focused on trying to write mainstream fiction for adults. The two books I tried writing failed to hold my attention, and after multiple attempts at first chapters, I gave them up. I was frustrated in those five years post-college as my work-in-progress, “Watchdog,” faltered and failed.
My breakthrough came in 2013. Each year, I would buy my nieces a book for Christmas or their birthdays. Leading up to Christmas 2013, I …

Interviewing children's author Reed halterman

This is children's author Reed Halterman I had the opportunity to interview him for my blog.



Q1 when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. when did you decide you were going to write a book? We are a writing and illustrating team! R.M. Halterman stands for Reed and Mallory Halterman, and it all started with that teamwork. Like many parents of little ones, we started making up bedtime stories when our first bundle of joy arrived. From there our love for storytelling grew until we decided to bring our first story to life.

Q2. how did you come up with the name of your books?
A.how did you come up with the name of your books The story really drives the name. For our first book, the main character was, as the name suggests, The Fly with One Eye. We know with picture books, you have a very small window to grab someone attention. The title is a great way to capitalize on that chance, so we want to give a preview on what you’re about to open.
Q3. what are you working on now for 2…

interviewing children's author joy fernandez

This is Joy Femandez she is a children's author I had the privilege of interviewing her on my blog.


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

A. I decided to write a children's book after spending many nights making up stories and reading to them. 

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

A. The name of my new book Little Bellas Nighttime wonderland was actually just the draft name,  it stuck. Bella is my you test daughter's name.

Q3. what are you working on now for 20 18?

A. At the moment I am working on a sequel to Little Bella. I actually would like this to be a series of books that help to teach kids to appreciate nature. I am also working on a funny little series about a fox and a cat.

Q4.how long have you been writing?

A. I have been writing off and on since it was a young girl. Writing has always been a passion of mine.

Q5. What advice would you give other authors?

A. The advice I have to any writer hoping to one day have their own pub…

interviewing children's author eszter molnar

This is children's author Eszter Molnar I had the opportunity to interview her on my blog.



Q1. when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A.  first wanted to write a book when I was about 6, I tried to write an adventure story set in South America. I remember sitting with an atlas in my grandmother's house, plotting the story 🙂     
Q2. how did you come up with the name of your books?
A.  The Clown's Clothes is the name of my first book - it's a story about the clown who's worried he can't perform at the show because he lost has lost his clothes... I wanted to keep it nice and simple.
Q3. what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. I'm working on my first middle-grade novel, short stories for children and picture book manuscripts. My second picture book, illustrated by Anita Bagdi, will be out later this year.
Q4. how long have you been writing?
A. started writing for children four years ago  
Q5 What advice would you give other authors?
A.  when you're …

Interviewing children's Author Matthew W J newnham

This is children's author Mattew WJ Newnham I had the opportunity to interview him for my blog. He is a Published Author, Freelance Writer. Live in Cape Town.
Q1.when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A.it was always a dream. used to read a lot as a kid
Q2.how did you come up with the name of your book?
A. I was assigned to write a short story about space travel for an Australian School. What I wrote was Space Ranger Fred"  but it was too long. I wrote a 1000 word story called spaceman max and it worked.  6 months later a friend's 10-year-old daughter found space ranger Fred on my laptop and said it was a cool name and a fun story. she told her mom and I was asked to turn it into a book. and thus space ranger Fred and the shoelace adventure was born. just a different title I suppose made it fun.
Q3.what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. 4 projects:  1 young adult teen novel called the seed shepherd 2 kids book called Sunnygate farm 3. adult fairytale about how …

Interviewing children's author shirley harvey

This is Children's book Author Shirley Harvey I have had the opportunity to interview her for my blog.  She is an author-artist and creator.


Q1.when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. 1. I had a childhood dream of wanting to write and illustrate my own books that I hadn’t dared believe I could do, so I’d put it to the back of my mind. When I turned 36, I moved halfway around the world, had my life turned upside down and found myself completely lost, so I started painting again and writing as a way to make sense of it all. I ended up writing a set book that I wished I’d had for my son and me as we went through this tumultuous time in our lives.
Q2.  how did you come up with the name of your books 
A. The name of my books was obvious to me, the first 5 I wrote were explorations of different topics, so I just named them after each topic, love, loss, joy, but grow and let it is difficult to name and ended up being a bit of a mishmash ☺️  The title ‘More than a best friend’ ju…