Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Naomi Nett, I am 8 years old, living in a beautiful small town in Washington State, USA. I love coming up with stories ever since I can remember. I love writing, too. I cant’really type fast but thankfully my computer has a dictation feature so I can write a lot in a very short time! Who says kids can’t be super-productive? XD
I have only published one book so far, but hey, you have got to start somewhere, right? 😀
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book, which is also my first book I have ever published, was Owl And Hedgehog – The First Day Of School. It is about the oftentimes daunting duty of having to go to school for the first time and how your new friends can help you overcome your fears. I wrote it based on my personal experience. I had a really hard time on my first day of school and if it wasn’t for my friends, I wouldn’t have gotten to liking going to school as much as I do now.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I write whenever a good story comes to my mind. If I don’t put it on paper right away, I feel like it wants to crack my head open so I better get it out of there and write it down!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I don’t mean to be vague but there are too many to mention. Despite my young age, I have read a lot of books, mostly children’s books. I enjoyed the stories of Maureen Wright and when I was younger James Dean was my fave.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the “sequel” to my first book. The current working title is Owl And Hedgehog – Winter Adventure.
It was inspired by a true story that actually happened to me; a ski accident which happened during a class trip to the mountains. In the story one of the characters ignores the warning of the teacher and gets hurt badly. Thankfully, the team efforts of the class can save him and resolve the situation.
Well, I don’t want to spoil it so I really don’t want to give away more!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am not really doing that. I have a great publishing company which takes care of all the marketing hassle for me. Thank you Planetkor Publishing!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write, write, write! But only if you feel like it! If you don’t, well, then maybe you are not an author after all…
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Carpe diem. Catch the moment. So true.
What are you reading now?
My publishing company was kind enough to hook me with a bunch of children’s books so I have plenty to read at the moment! I just finished Mouse In The Lion Suit: Hear Me Roar! last night which is probably for younger audiences but I still enjoyed the smooth rhymes and the funny story with a good moral.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to turn Owl And Hedgehog into a series of books. At least 5-7 books. Since I love owls and go crazy for hedgehogs it will be fun to do!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Oh, now that is a toughie… It would greatly depend on how long I would have to stay on that island. If it is more than a year I would I probably bring books that are for older kids, like 10-12. I never thought of this question but now I will…