Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an x teacher, a current nurse but I have an unrelenting passion for acting and writing. I have written ten children’s books and one adult book, but I much prefer the fun involved with kid’s books. I have two main series for children, ‘Game on Boys’ series for computer addicted kids and reluctant readers, and ‘Diary of a Wickedly Cool Witch’ Series about a good witch who likes to rid the world of bullying
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘Sammy McGann and the Secret Soup People,’ for kids aged 7-11. It’s about a little girl who lives with her Mum. One day, she runs away and stumbles across a soup kitchen for homeless people. But what she finds is a lot more than what she bargained for
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, just lots of food breaks, usually involving chocolate, but sometimes I get up and lift a few dumbbells just to break up the habit
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Andy Green’s humor. I love Diary of a Wimpy kid books although I haven’t read that many. I can’t get past the cheeky sarcasm found in that style of writing; it’s me all over, but sometimes I get pinged for that from the parent’s of my readers who don’t like sarcasm.
What are you working on now?
My latest book is ‘One Day at a Time’ , for a slightly older, teenage audience, about a girl starting again after the meltdown of her former life
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Freebooksy a lot but it costs more. Fussy librarian probably the most for its affordability, and it does produce some results. I use facebook groups but I don’t think this is very effective actually
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t think its going to happen quickly even if you have the best book in the world. Develop your following somehow
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I’m still waiting to hear it
What are you reading now?
Judy Nunn’s ‘Centre Stage’ because I went and saw an author talk by her and she was rivoting. ( x actress from Home and Away )
What’s next for you as a writer?
keep writing, do my back exercises and yoga to counteract writers back, and GET A website!!!
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?
thesaurus , a trilogy of something, and one of my books
Author Websites and Profiles
Kate Cullen Amazon Profile
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