Welcome to Day #2 of Bloggers Read Across the Globe (BRAG) — Promoting Children’s Reading and Literacy
Children’s Literacy Headline: The National Children’s Literacy Website is a unique children’s literacy initiative dedicated to advancing the literacy skills of young children, promoting literacy as an integral factor in the growth of society, and enhancing literacy in a variety of home and child care settings.
Though I grew up loving to read, I never imagined that someday I’d be an author. Okay, I’ve been published in the medical/science literature, but writing stories for children has been a huge challenge. It makes me love children’s books even more than ever — and even more committed to raising awareness about reading and literacy.
So today’s BRAG post/article is a very special and personal one. I recently had the honor of being interviewed by D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed., author of the Amazon Bestseller – Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online. D’vorah guided me through all the steps of organizing this online book event, and encouraged me to step forward with confidence.
For Day #2 of BRAG, D’vorah posts her recorded interview of me as a children’s book author. D’vorah’s an experienced and wonderful interviewer, and I loved the opportunity to talk about the making of Sunbelievable.
Please head (Leap! it’s Leap Day!) over to The Book Marketing Made Easy Academy to listen to the interview. D’vorah asks great questions about what inspired me to write children’s books, how I like working with my son Daniel, co-author, and how I produced illustrations with no formal art training. As I think about my experience as a children’s book author/illustrator, the message most important for me to communicate is that writing boils down to one thing — reading. The two are so interconnected, at least for me, that they’re almost synonymous. I “read” before I learned letters. Stories jumped off the pages of picture books before I knew the alphabet. I was never read “to.” I watched adult readers around me react to whatever they saw in newspapers and magazines and other print materials. I loved their facial expressions. I loved the feel of paper with pictures and words.
The only way I could understand this was to experience it myself. And that is my hope for children around the world — to love the experience of reading. Thanks, D’vorah, for helping me spread the word about children’s reading and literacy!
D’vorah Lansky, known as “the marketing wizard” has a Master’s Degree in education and has been marketing online and mentoring leaders since 1994. She has published two books: Connect, Communicate, and Profit: Build Successful Business Relationships Online, and her newest book, an Amazon Bestseller, Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online. D’vorah is also publishes the Book Marketing Gazette and produces the Book Marketing Conference Online series. Her work has been published in Chicken Soup for the Network Marketer’s Soul, Corporate Mom Dropouts, and Ignite Your Passion. D’vorah coaches and trains authors on online book marketing strategies and practices. She is passionate about online marketing as well as helping authors grow their business and their brand.
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