What was the inspiration behind your children's book, Nomophobia?
Finding an interesting way to inspire children to put down their phone's. To get them to realize that they could be missing out on things that surround them that they can enjoy and benefit more from.
How do you get into the mind of a child to create a fun reading experience? Are you around kids? Are you a kid at heart?
I look back on the things that caught my attention when I was a child and I compare it to what kids today may be interested in. I also try to include an awesome learning experience through reading in order to make it fun. Yes, I am around kids mostly everyday. I am definitely a giant child!
What was your favorite book as a child?
Berenstain Bears Collection, by Stan and Jan Berenstain (I loved them all)
What kind of advice would you give to writers who would like to write children's books?
When you feel like you haven't done enough, do a little more. This can pertain to all steps of writing a children's book.
What are your goals for the future? More children's books?
Well, Somewhere Over the Rainbow; it would be fun if Nomophobia was turned into a movie, or even a Broadway play. The cast would be so easy to find. You can't even go to the grocery store without seeing 30+ kids on their phones. But on this side of the rainbow, I am going to keep writing more children's books.
Welcome to NOMOPHOBIA – A PLACE IN TIME WHERE OVERUSED CELLULAR DEVICES TURN CHILDREN INTO OGRES.