Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a household where manners were taught, and my mom was very particular about how we conducted ourselves. My parents greatly influenced this subject matter, and encouraged my writings from about age 5, when I wrote my first Easter Speech. It had nothing to do with Easter, but I was allowed to recite it at church on Easter Day and they were so super proud.
When did you first start writing?
At 5 years old
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To share my passion for the development of children for this particular book. Overall, the fact that I get to share my experiences and knowledge.
Who are your favorite authors?
Michelle Mckinney, Donna Partow
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smash words made it so easy to launch my first eBook.
What are you working on next?
Getting Smart Kidz Good Mannerz in paperback or handbook.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my free time planning concerts and spending time with my daughter and god children.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually have a vision in mind and then try to connect with a graphics artist that can create it what I see.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What is your writing process?
Not sure if I have a writing process just yet. I tend to just move with the flow
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This book assists parents in teaching their young children creative lessons in manners and etiquette before kindergarten. It can be fun for both parents and children as they practice great social skills.