What are your favorite books to read?
Growing up and to this day, I love any book by the late and great Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. In general, I prefer fiction-drama books written in the first person so it can feel personal to me; like I am having a conversation with the main character or characters. I really like to relate to my characters or feel like the characters are telling me a story.
When did you decide you were going to write a book?
How did you come up with the name of your book?
The book is named after and inspired by my son, Andrew. Initially, I had created a random lead character "Tanner," but when I was seeking an illustrator, the illustrator informed me that a particular character's drawing was based on a client's son. I thought that was so cool. So, I decided to name the book and book series after my son as well. The illustration of Andrew is also based on my son.
What are you working on for 2021
For 2021, I hope to have released the 2nd book in the Career Day Book series, "Andrew Learns about Teachers." I am really excited about this book because so many people in my life are educators, including my husband, my mom, my cousins. Also, teachers are apart of everyone's life for such a long period. I hope the book is educational to young readers as is the goal for all books in the series, but also a tribute or honor to all the educators.
Fingers crossed, it would be awesome to also release the 3rd book in the series, "Andrew Learns about Engineers" in 2021 as well!
How long have you been writing?
What advice would you give other authors?
Check out my recent blog post on The True T.E.A. blog at https://www.sugarcookiebooks.com/post/yes-self-publishing-can-be-for-you
Where can people find you online?
I am at SugarCookieBooks.com. This is where you can buy my book(s) and download book accompaniments. I also have a blog, The True T.E.A [Trials. Errors. Accomplishments] that get into the personal side of being an author and following your dreams.
You can also follow me on Facebook at InspiringKidstoAspire. I post about my book(s) or events that I am doing, and I also post inspirational quotes for young minds. I love a good Dr. Suess quote!