Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I really enjoy writing children’s books. There is something about the process that gets me completely exited. I love the idea that some kids will find my books fun and might learn something in the process. Currently, I am working on publishing the 3rd book about Arthur in the Kids Books for Young Explorers series – Solar System Amazing Space Adventure. I am also working on future books for this series and can’t wait to get them out into the world.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
A lot of my ideas for new books are born from my two daughters. The last book that was published was named – USA Destinations That Spark Our Fascinations. My family loves to travel and I decided to create a book based on the destinations my kids enjoyed.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I usually try to write a little bit every day. Some days are more creative than others and sometimes ideas can come to you throughout the day. I always try to jot down my thoughts right away on paper. It is interesting how focusing on specific topic will spark ideas that you never had before. I believe this to be true not only with books, but many other challenges in life.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have read many children’s books and enjoy most of the classics. All of the books I read influence me in one way or another, but it is my family that brings me the most inspiration for writing.
What are you working on now?
My work right now is focused on the next book about Arthur. There are many more adventures coming up for Arthur in the near future, so stay tuned!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still a novice when it comes to promotions. I do believe that it is important to promote books and am trying multiple methods to do so. I don’t think I have found the best one just yet, but I am working on getting better with this activity.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I think it is important to understand your final destination when you want to become an author. Where is it that you are trying to end up and what is the criteria for your success looks like. I believe that once you have identified these items, it becomes a lot easier to get started. Also, I would caution you about having anyone negatively effect your dream of becoming an author. If you have a dream, go for it and never look back. Ignore anyone who will tell that your dream is impossible to achieve.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Success is a progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”
What are you reading now?
I am reading the book: “The First Tycoon”
What’s next for you as a writer?
I believe that I have a lot to learn still about writing and publishing books, so I really plan to focus and devote my time to this.
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?
The Count of Monte Cristo
Probably a book about surviving on a desert island 🙂
Author Websites and Profiles
Gene Lipen Amazon Profile