Quite surprisingly, I was asked a few weeks ago if I would take part in a blog hop. My first thought was, "A what?" Thankfully, an explanation followed. It sounded like a lot a fun, and I decided it was definitely something I wanted to do.
In short, a blog hop is a way authors/bloggers can promote one another and share their writing experience by answering several questions (usually three or four). Cindy tagged me in her blog last month, and I in turn have tagged four more authors at the
end of this post. I hope you'll enjoy hopping around and finding other children's authors (and their books) through the Children's Author Blog Hop! Now for the questions:
What are you working on right now?
I just completed my first activity book Why I Give. In addition, I am working on merging my training as a Clinical Psychologist with my Christian faith in a new series of books that is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2014. If you would like to stay update on the progress of my new book or what I am doing, be sure to signup for email notifications here: http://eepurl.com/JfnZz
How does your writing process work?
My writing process is always interesting. The only things that are consistent is starting with prayer and ending with tears (I always cry when I see the finish product). My first book, Why We Give Gifts at Christmas Time literally took me 10 years to write. I wrote the second book, My Journey with Jesus Christ, one Saturday morning.
Who are authors you most admire?
I really love fiction authors who teach a lesson through their story. I love Karen Kingsbury, Francis Rivers and I recently discovered Ted Dekker. With the working I am doing with my children books, I am also discovering a lot of great Christian Children authors: Virginia Finnie; Crystal Marable; Chanz’e Witcher; and W. Wilkinson III.
Where do you turn for instruction and inspiration?
I turn to the Bible for instruction and inspiration. I love looking for Biblical reasons to answer life’s questions. I also have some great accountability partners that are always giving me guidance.
Here are a couple more bloggers who I hope you will visit as they go on tour next. Click on their names to go to their main blogs. Happy Blog Hopping!
Author, Crystal Marable, writes to inspire. She has had a love for writing since she was a young teenager writing poetry and keeping a daily journal. She also has a heart and a desire to encourage
and motivate girls to succeed in their lives. She created the Graceful Girlz children’s book series to inspire our next generation of girls to develop in integrity, character and self-esteem. Also, to teach Christian values that will last a lifetime and inspire them to live as girls of grace, continually growing into graceful young ladies. It is her vision that these books will inspire our girls to display in their own lives, as well as share with others, the Fruit of the Spirit that God gives us: love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, patience, goodness, faithfulness and self-control; changing their communities and the world by celebrating and sharing their gifts within. Crystal is a wife and mother of three beautiful
children. You can learn more about Crystal by visiting http://gracefulgirlz.com
Chanz’e Witcher is the author of the new breakout hit children’s novel, “All I Want” and CEO of Creative Memories Within, LLC lives and works in Dallas, Texas, USA. Her new book, “ALL I WANT” has been praised all over America. The book is also available in The United Kingdom. It’s been praised as being the answer to the age-old question, how to help children cope with these modern times. You can learn more about Chanz’e by visiting http://chanzewitcher.com/
Also check out these authors of children's books. While they don’t “blog” they have some
really awesome children books.
Virginia Finnie is the author of Hey Warrior Kids! series. The fisrt thing you need to know about her is she is a Christian. This term is a representation of my beliefs as well as the life I choose to
live, being in relationship with Father God through Jesus Christ. She is also the wife of a wonderful husband, Dave, three amazing grown-up kids, Allison, Laura, and David, and six adorable grandkids, Nathan, Kaylee, Kaiden, Silas, Logan and Landon. And one often naughty beagle named Abbey.
Thirdly, she loves kids! All kids! She loves working with and helping kids. Teaching kids about Jesus and living a life of victory in Him brings me joy! The Hey Warrior Kids! books is the expression of this love and desire to help children. You can learn more about Virgina and the Hey Warrior Kids books by visiting http://www.heywarriorkids.com/
W. Wilkinson III is the author of The ABC’s of Scripture: from Anointed to Zealous, Traci’s Praise, Wild Praise, and Glorious Praise. He was inspired by the birth of his first son in 2007 to find new and whimsical ways to instill the word of God into the youth of today along with the power of praise, prayer, and worship so they will become a stronger body of Christ for tomorrow. Mr. Wilkinson believes in the edification of Christian principles to our children in the early stages of their lives. To learn more about Mr. Wilkinson visit http://www.angelsofagape.com/
So supporters, what children authors do you enjoy? Please feel free to tell me in the comment section below.
Until next time, continue to pray for me as I pray for you,