Interview with Shenell Bolden

Where do you typically write?
Believe it or not, at home on the couch; I like to be comfortable.
Please tell us about your writing process.
I don’t really have a process that I particularly follow. My books have a STEM focus so once I know which experiment I want Noa to experience next, I build the story around the experiment.
Could you tell us a bit about your publishing experience?
This is my first published children’s book. Golden Butterfly Publishing has been instrumental in making this first time experience a great one.
What online sites/resources do you use?
None so far. Everything in the book is based loosely on my own personal experience.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am glad to have so much support early on in my writing career.
What are you working on next?
I am working on my installment in the Girls in Science Collection.
Do you work with a writing partner?
No.
In what ways do you promote your work?
I reach out to schools and STEM educators in particular. I find that they will have the most vested interests given the subject matter. Although, I hope that more parents will purchase the book for their child’s private collection so that the first exposure to science or any STEM field is not at school or in the library.
Where do you find that most of your inspiration comes from?
My inspiration is my younger self. Noa’s character is loosely based on my experiences in science growing up. Although neither of my parents attended college, my father was tantamount to my success in school. I had his full support throughout school, throughout college, graduate school, and my pursuits toward the doctoral program. I lost my father late last year which delayed the book’s release; but even then he was very proud of me. Although, he did not get to see the release of the book and unfortunately will not see me cross the stage to receive my doctorate degree, he is still a major contributing factor to my writing process and to continue my mission to expose little girls to science at a young age.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I prefer to market my work through social media marketing.
Published 2014-06-06.
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Books by This Author

Noa the Little Scientist (Girls in Science Series)
Series: The Girls in Science Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology, Fiction » Children’s books » Business, Careers, Occupations
Noa is your average elementary school kid. She likes school, she likes to learn and she loves to eat spaghetti! Noa’s teacher Mrs. Campbell introduces her to science. Then her whole world opens up. She becomes enthralled with science and how things work. Join her on her journey of discovery.