Interview with Nicole Benoit-Roy

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Well, as a mother, I have faced hardship while raising my son, due to lack of biblical knowledge. As a result of that, I'm committed and driven to reforming Christian education. I'm very much familiar with the struggle and frustration common to families wanting to train up their children in the way that they should go. So, as a literature evangelist, right now I'm pursuing my life-mission, which is to lead people to discover their identity in Christ through Christian education.

My faith in God is because of time spent with my grandmother. She was a converted Christian who taught me, in particular, how to pray. She read the Bible in my presence and took me to church. I am grateful for her until this day. She was a happy and funny grandma, always singing and praising God. She taught me that too.

So far, I have written 7 books and 4 more are on the way.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have yet to find one.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPad
What do you read for pleasure?
I have a list of books of different genres I read every morning. They compose of Christian, finance, education, and family.
Describe your desk
Semi-organized. Books, books, more books.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Haiti. I came to the US at the age of 15. Through my teaching career, I'm exposed to many children's books and I long to teach the children about God while they learn to read.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first manuscript in 2006.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I thought it was a great opportunity to be able to self-publish my books so I just jumped to it. I pray that this opportunity will never stop.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm new to Smashwords in terms of book promotion.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To hear parents say that their children are learning to read faster than they would have without my books, especially the word 'Jesus.'
What do your fans mean to you?
They are the characters in my children's books.
What are you working on next?
My autobiography.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Private communion with Christ through prayer.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading or practicing the piano.
Published 2016-08-16.
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Books by This Author

Jesus Loves My Daddy: All About Responsibility / Jésus aime mon papa: Tout au sujet de la responsabilité
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 300. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
Jésus aime mon papa in the Jesus Loves Everybody Series, a great LOVE stories for every child! The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. Your child can now learn FRENCH with this series. This title is also available in SPANISH.
Jesus Loves My Mommy: All About Location / Jésus aime ma maman: Tout au sujet de l’emplacement
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 300. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
Jésus aime ma maman in the Jesus Loves Everybody Series, a great LOVE stories for every child! The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. Your child can now learn FRENCH with this series. This title is also available in SPANISH.
Jesus Loves You: All About Meal Time / Jésus vous aime: Tout au sujet du temps de repas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 240. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
Jésus vous aime in the Jesus Loves Everybody Series, a great LOVE stories for every child! The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. Your child can now learn FRENCH with this series. This title is also available in SPANISH.
Jesus Loves Me: All About My Needs / Jésus m’aime: Tout au sujet de mes besoins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
Jésus m’aime in the Jesus Loves Everybody Series, a great LOVE stories for every child! The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. Your child can now learn FRENCH with this series. This title are also available in SPANISH.
Jesus Loves My Mommy: All about Location / Jesús ama a mi mami: Todo sobre la ubicación
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 290. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / People & Places
Bilingual: English/Spanish A great LOVE story for all children as they learn about family and location. The JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY book series is filled with the joy of family, learning, and faith in Jesus Christ. The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. Explore These Titles in the Series: Jesus Loves You: All About Meal Time Jesús te ama . . . And More
Jesus Loves You: All about Meal Time / Jesús te ama: Todo sobre la hora de comer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
Bilingual: English/Spanish A great LOVE story for all children as they learn about the different meals of the day.The JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY book series is filled with the joy of family, learning, and faith in Jesus Christ. The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. Explore These Titles in the Series: Jesus Loves My Mommy: All About Location And More . . .
Jesus Loves My Daddy: All About Responsibility / Jesús ama a mi papi: Todo sobre responsabilidad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 280. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
Bilingual: English/Spanish The JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY book series is filled with the joy of family, learning, and faith in Jesus Christ. The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. A great LOVE story for every child! Explore These Titles in the Series: Jesus Loves Me: All About My Needs Jesús me ama: Todo sobre mis necesidades Jesus Loves You . . . And More . . .
Jesus Loves Me: All About My Needs / Jesús me ama: Todo sobre mis necesidades
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 270. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
BIlingual: English/Spanish The JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY book series is filled with the joy of family, learning, and faith in Jesus Christ. The repetition of simple words helps to build confidence in young readers. A great LOVE story for every child! Explore These Titles in the Series: Jesus Loves You: All About Meal Time Jesús te ama: Todo sobre La hora de comer And More . . .
Jesus Loves Everybody: Especially Me (Coloring Book)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 340. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Family & Relationships, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
"JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY: ESPECIALLY ME" Winner of The 2012 Sharp Writ Book Awards Author Nicole Benoit-Roy presents the Companion Coloring Book to the full-color version. This coloring book creates for young readers a hands-on reading experience through which they can become active participants as they learn about God's love for them. This series includes: Jesus Loves Me: All About My Needs . .
Jesus Loves Everybody: Especially Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts
"JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY: ESPECIALLY ME, winner of The 2012 Sharp Writ Book Awards" In this first book of the JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY book series, author Nicole Benoit-Roy delivers in four short stories the way a child looks at the world while learning the message of God's eternal love. This series includes: Jesus Loves Me: All About My Needs Jesus Loves You: All About Meal Time And More . . .
Jesus Loves Us and Our Favorite Colors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Bears
A simple rhyming poem about a teddy bear's family, with an additional Christian element that will appeal to religious families, Benoit-Roy's book leads children through a series of cute illustrations outlined in black, with prompts to help them choose the correct colors for the bears' favorite objects. The faith element is present throughout the book, without becoming so overpowering.