Interview with Mindy Lee George

What are you working on next?
Currently, I am working on three upcoming books. 'Sugar Bugs', 'These Hands' and '1,2,3 Come Count with Me'.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite author as far as children's books go would be Dr. Seuss. For my reading pleasure, I love James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
First and foremost, my boys. But once they are off to school...the love and excitement of working on my next book.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
At the hockey rink with my boys. I'm a very dedicated hockey mom.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. The very first story I have ever written was called, 'The Little Letter T' and I wrote it during silent writing in grade 4.
What do you read for pleasure?
My favorite books to read are biographies of people whom I admire.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was eight years old after my oldest brother passed away. It was a way to get my feelings out and it continued from there.
What's the story behind your latest book?
'Sugar Bugs' is a fun loving rhyming story about Julie. She is a three year old little girl who takes you with her to her regular visit to the dentist. It talks about brushing, flossing and how to avoid those sugar bugs from living on your teeth. It was inspired by my boys and their brushing habits.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always wanted full control over my work in every aspect; the writing, editing, layout process, printing etc. I am very passionate and particular about writing and how I want my book to look. Being an independent author/publisher is a lot of work...but I feel it is well worth it in the end when I'm holding the final product in my hand.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy for me is when people read my writing and are touched by it. That's when I truly know I've written something great.
Published 2013-09-16.
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