Interview with K.S. Tankersley

What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy reading fantasy for pleasure.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire and love reading on it.
Describe your desk
I have a large desk with book shelves on it on one side and a computer with two monitors. This makes writing much easier.
When did you first start writing?
I always liked to write but I began actively writing in my sophomore year of school. I had a teacher that year who spent a lot of time on writing in my Sophomore English class. She encouraged me to write and taught me how to add variety in my writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is the American Black Bear. As a child, I spent summers with my grandparents at their resort in northern Michigan. We used to see black bears in the wild all of the time there so I was always interested in these magnificent creatures. I recently took a trip to northern Arizona to Bearizona where you can drive around and see bears (and other animals) in their natural habitat. I took many pictures of them so I decided to do some more research about them and write another children's book about them.
Published 2016-07-05.
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Books by This Author

Amazingly Awesome Snails!
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
Are you curious about what is inside those decorative spiral shells? This guide provides detailed info about those amazingly, awesome snails! Learn about the characteristics of snails, their habitats, movement, shell development, mating and life-cycle. This is a great book for a parent to read aloud to their child or for students 10+ to read on their own. Many color photos.
Sea Turtles: Amazing Giants of the Sea
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Zoology
Children will love this delightful and informative book about the 7 types of sea turtles found in oceans around the world. Learn about the sea turtle's habitat, its characteristics and other interesting facts about what makes them well adapted to live in the ocean. This book is a great read aloud for kids and parents to share. Great for readers 10+. Over a dozen full color images.
Buying a Dog? A Realistic Look at Bringing A Dog into your Life
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Thinking of getting a dog but are unsure about the pros and cons of this decision? This book will help you understand the responsibilities and rewards of dog ownership. The book discusses where to get your dog, what dog will match your needs and what happens when you bring your dog home.
Childhood Obesity: Helping Children Lead Fit and Healthy LIves
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Children’s health
Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity rates have soared. With 1 out of 3 American children either overweight or obese, childhood health problems are exploding. If parents want to prevent their children from developing obesity-related illnesses, they need to take control of their child's diet and exercise habits now. Learn simple ideas and tips to help children lead healthier, happier lives.