Interview with Dee Kyte

Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite authors are Dorothy Koomson and Peter May, who are both British authors.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the individual books in the My Dinosaur Alphabet series, so it will be Felicity the Fabrosaurus next. Once I have finished Z is for..., I will publish all the individual ebooks as one paperback.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, I spend time as an Instructor of English as a second language. I also enjoy reading, walking, eating out, and spending time with my family.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover design is fairly easy. I have an idea of what the character will look like in my mind, then I draw it in a simplistic design, as if drawn by a child themselves.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I get a positive review from someone I don’t know. The fact they have read my work and taken the time to leave a review is really rewarding.
What do your fans mean to you?
If people like my work and buy more than one of my books or ebooks, it means that I am doing something right! Therefore, fans mean a lot to me, as they give me the push to keep going.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I am late to the writing game, so I can easily remember the first book I wrote. It was Willy the Billy Goat, and I only released it last year.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That is a difficult one! I like different books for different reasons. The Girl on the Train, has to be up there, as does The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the other two books in that series. I also love the China Series of books by Peter May, but I couldn’t pick out a particular one.

The main reason is that they are written well and keep the reader on the edge right up to the end.
Describe your desk
My desk is very neat and tidy. It faces away from the window, so I don’t get distracted by anything!
Published 2019-02-23.
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Books by This Author

T is for... Taylor the T-Rex
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
T is for... Taylor the T-Rex follows the adventures of Taylor, as she goes in search of things beginning with the letter t, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to learn the alphabet and some new words. The series is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers.
S is for... Stuart the Stegosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
S is for... Stuart the Stegosaurus follows the adventures of Stuart, as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter s, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. The My Dinosaur Alphabet series is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers.
R is for... Raffey the Riojasaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 880. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
R is for... Raffey the Riojasaurus follows the adventures of Raffey, as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter r, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. The book is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL reader
Q is for... Quinn the Quaesitosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
Q is for... Quinn the Quaesitosaurs follows the adventures of Quinn, as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter Q, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. The book is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers.
P is for... Pamela the Plateosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
P is for... Pamela the Plateosaurus follows the adventures of Pamela, as she goes in search of things beginning with the letter p, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. The series is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL learners.
O is for... Oliver the Oviraptor
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
O is for... Oliver the Oviraptor follows the adventures of Oliver, as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter o, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. The series is popular for children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers.
N is for... Nan the Nanosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
N is for... Nan the Nanosaurus follows the adventures of Nan, as she goes in search of things beginning with the letter n, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. Aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers. A novel way to learn the alphabet.
M is for... Mandy the Megalosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
M is for... Mandy the Megalosaurus follows the adventures of Mandy, as she goes in search of things beginning with the letter m, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful pictures make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. It is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including ESL readers. Your child will love this unique way to learn the alphabet.
L is for... Lisa the Leptoceratops
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 800. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
L is for... Lisa the Leptoceratops follows the adventures of Lisa, as she goes in search of things beginning with the letter l, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. It is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers. A great, fun book.
K is for... Kate the Kentrosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
K is for... Kate the Kentrosaurus follows the adventures of Kate, as she goes in search of things beginning with the letter k, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn the alphabet and some new words. It is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers. An interesting way to make learning fun!
J is for... Joseph the Jaxartosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
J is for... Joseph the Jaxartosaurus is a fun way for children to learn their alphabet and some new words. It follows the adventures of Joseph as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter j, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful pictures make this book fun to read and learn. Aimed at 2 to 6-year-old children, including young ESL readers.
I is for... Ivy the Iguanodon
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
I is for... Ivy the Iguanodon is an interesting way for children to learn their alphabet and some new words. It follows the adventures of Ivy, as she goes in search of things beginning with the letter i, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful pictures make this book fun to read and learn. Aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers.
H is for... Harry the Hadrosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 680. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
H is for... Harry the Hadrosaurus follows the adventures of Harry, as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter h, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn. This is an interesting way for young readers to learn their alphabet and some new words. Aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including ESL readers.
G is for... George the Gallimimus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
G is for... George the Gallimimus follows the adventures of George, as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter g, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read, and it is an interesting way for young children to learn their alphabet and some new words. Aimed at children from 2 to 6, including young ESL readers.
D is for... Daniel the Diplodocus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
D is for... Daniel the Diplodocus is a fun way for young children to learn their alphabet and some new words. It follows the adventures of Daniel, as he goes in search of things beginning with the letter d, and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn. The story is aimed at young children from 2 to 6 years of age, including ESL.
C is for... Carley the Compsognathus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
C is for... Carley the Compsognathus follows the adventure of Carley as she goes on an adventure to find things beginning with the letter c, and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. It is an interesting way for young children to learn their alphabet and some new words, and colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn. Aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age.
B is for... Bianca the Brachiosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
B is for... Bianca the Brachiosaurus follows the adventures of a dinosaur called Bianca, who goes on an adventure to find things beginning with the letter b. The reader can take part in this adventure, as Bianca asks for their help. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn. It is an interesting way for children to learn their alphabet and some new words.
Lucy the Pussycat
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Lucy the Pussycat is the short story about a glossy black and white cat called Lucy. As the narrative progresses, we learn more about Lucy, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Colourful illustrations and educational facts make this book fun to read and learn. This book is aimed at children from 2 to 8 years of age, including ESL children.
Thor the Dinosaur
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 680. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Thor the Dinosaur is a short story about a T-Rex dinosaur called Thor. As the narrative progresses, we learn more about Thor, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Colourful illustrations and educational facts make this book fun to read and learn. Aimed at children from 2 to 8 who enjoy reading, or having a story read to them. Also ideal of ESL children.
A is for... Adam the Allosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Alphabet
A is for... Adam the Allosaurus is a fun way for young children to learn their alphabet and some new words. Adam the Allosaurus is going on an adventure to find things beginning with the letter 'a,' and he asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to read and learn. Written by a qualified teacher of English as a second language.
Kath the Giraffe
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 640. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Kath the Giraffe is a short story about a giraffe called Kath and her son, Raff. As the narrative progresses, we learn more about Kath, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Colourful illustrations and educational facts make this book fun to read and learn. Aimed at 2 to 8-year-old children who love reading or having a book read to them, also ideal for ESL children.
F is for... Felicity the Fabrosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Alphabet
F is for... Felicity the Fabrosaurus is a fun way for children to learn their alphabet, together with some new words. Felicity the Fabrosaurus is going on an adventure to find things beginning with the letter 'f,' and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations and educational facts make this book fun to read and learn. Suitable for children from 2 to 6 years of age.
Mickey the Monkey
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Mickey the Monkey is a short story about a cheeky monkey called Mickey. As the narrative progresses, we learn more about Mickey, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Colourful illustrations and educational facts help to make this book fun to read and learn. If your child loves reading, or having a story read to them, they will love this amusing book.
Thor the Dinosaur and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Thor the Dinosaur and Other Stories contains 10 short stories for young children. Each story focuses on a specific character and, as the narrative progresses, we learn more about the character, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Colourful illustrations and fun trivia make this book fun to read and learn. Your child will love getting to know all the different characters.
E is for... Esmerelda the Edmontosaurus
Series: My Dinosaur Alphabet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
E is for... Esmerelda the Edmontosaurus is a fun way for children to learn their alphabet and some new words. The story follows Esmerelda the friendly dinosaur, who is going in search of things beginning with the letter 'e,' and she asks for the reader's help in doing this. Colourful illustrations make this book fun to learn for young children. Aimed at preschool children and ESL learners.
Zayn the Train
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 700. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
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This is the short story about a green, steam train called Zayn. As the narrative progresses, we learn more about Zayn, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story, together with pictures to help the reader. Educational facts are also included to ensure that reading is fun to learn. This book is aimed at young readers and those who enjoy having a story read to them. Also for ESL readers.
Bing the King
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 640. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
This is the short story about a kind king called Bing. As the narrative progresses, we learn more about Bing, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Pictures are also included to make the book more enjoyable, together with educational facts that make this series fun to learn. This book is aimed at young readers and those who enjoy having a story read to them. Also for ESL readers.
Dawn the Unicorn
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
This is the short story about a unique unicorn called Dawn, who likes to be different. As the narrative progresses, we learn more about Dawn, and a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Educational facts are also included, so that it becomes fun to learn. Stylised pictures also add to the story. This book is aimed at young readers, or as a fun story to be read to young children.
Ida the Spider
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
This is the short story about Ida the Spider, who likes to fly on a hang glider. As the narrative progresses, we find out more about Ida, and an amusing rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Fun facts are also included to help educate the reader. Aimed at young readers, or to be read to children as a fun and educational story. Also for ESL readers.
Mary the Fairy
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Mary the Fairy is the short story about a friendly fairy called Mary, who lives in a shiny, red cherry. As the narrative progresses, a fun rhyme builds and builds alongside it. Educational facts are also included, together with stylised pictures drawn from the perspective of a child. This is one in a series of fun and educational books. For young readers.
Willy the Billy Goat
Series: Fun to learn.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 640. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
This is a short story about a boy goat named Willy, who lives up on the bumpy, humpy hills. As the narrative progresses, we find out more about Willy, and an amusing rhyme builds and builds alongside the story. Fun facts are also included to help educate the reader. Aimed at young readers, or to be read to children as a fun and educational story.