Interview with Y. Faith Suh

When did you first start writing?
I wrote several stories but never got the courage to send them to publishers. Recently, I sent them to publishing houses, but got rejection slips. I'm still improving my stories, but I'm taking baby steps—literally, starting with my Color Board Books.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I love Art, and drawing, and I wanted to teach little ones that there is more to color than just basic red, yellow and blue. There are shades and tints, and everything in-between. I also wanted them to see the world around them with discerning eyes, and the colors that Nature creates.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, honestly, it's money. I want to write my stories, but I also need to be financially secure. So I wanted to start small while I work on my opus. :P
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's putting my imagination and thoughts into words. Manipulating words to convey my story and make it come to life. I love words, and the fact that I can use them to make my story, hopefully an interesting story—is pretty amazing.
What are you working on next?
There is a picture book that I'm working on about a little girl and her mom. A Christmas picture book. A historical fiction about a Bible character. When I can't make something happen in one story, I take breaks in-between—I come back to it later.
Who are your favorite authors?
On my goodness, so many: Maurice Sendak, Chaim Potok, Jane Austen, James Herriot, Robert Sabuda, Lee Child, Christopher Paul Curtis, J.K. Rowling, Jerry Spinelli, Bill Watterson, Shel Silverstein, Robert B. Parker, John Sandford, Sarah Stewart, R. J. Palacio
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Choosing to face another day and accomplish something.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
NYPL.org recommendations. Brooklyn Public Library recommendations. NY Times bestseller list.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, because I'm still working on it. :(
What is your writing process?
Start with an outline. Writing down everything I'm thinking of, as far as fleshing out characters, storyline, environment, etc. Walking away, then reading it again with a fresh eye. Trusting my instincts to know what to edit and delete.
Published 2014-12-20.
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Books by This Author

Green
Series: Color. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Colors
There is more to Green, than meets the eye—you only have to look for it. From the lightest Lime-Green to the darkest Forest Green—nature loves the color Green.
Blue
Series: Color. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Colors
There is more to Blue, than meets the eye—you only have to look for it. From the lightest Sky Blue to the darkest Navy Blue—Nature loves the color Blue.