Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have one published book and another to be released by August. The books are the beginning of a Children’s book series about the life lessons you can learn from plants, especially trees. I am a professional Horticulturist and armature philosopher and putting both of those things together in this series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Tommy the Tree Gets Trimmed. It is inspired by an adult self-help book I have been working on for a few years. It simplifies the life lessons and the horticultural aspects for children and the adults that read the book to their children.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have those tree face things on my trees by where I sit to write for inspiration. Probably a bad habit, I write on a laptop looking out the window.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
As far as children’s books, I love Pete the Cat and his groovy books. My twin grandsons have made me read the button book 97 times (it seems). I also love Dr. Seuss and books like Green Eggs and Ham. As far as adult books, Steven King is still a favorite. I mostly read Non-Fiction. I would have loved to write “The Handmaid’s Tale” or “Game of Thrones” books.
What are you working on now?
Tommy the Tree and the Awesome Acorns. A rhyming story about how sharing is caring. There is always enough to go around, forgiveness, and how you have to be positive and patient and wait until the time is right for the best outcome.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am just getting started with this free time period on Kindle. I belong to some Facebook groups for authors that allow posting.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read the best books and blogs you can find on the subject and join whatever author groups you can. Get friends and family to help catch any edits that need to be made.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
What are you reading now?
The Four Agreements
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a list of book themes for the next few Tommy Childrens books. I want to finish my adult self-help book also.
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?
A Course In Miracles
The Power of Positive Thinking
How to Build A Boat and Radio From Coconut Shells and Sand
Author Websites and Profiles
Kay Campbell Amazon Profile