Andra is a free author. She loves children and used to be a teacher. As she sees it, children are the mirrors of the adults who surround them and by the power of example they can become a meaningful future generation. She takes inspiration from Joyce Maynard quote: “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too! As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours! “
When she doesn't write, she spends time with her family or creates textile toys for young children as a hobby.
Describe your desk
My desk is big made by wood. Is also very heavy so I cannot move it around. On it I like to keep a picture with my beautiful family, a pen container, the laptop, phone and books. In the mornings there is my coffee mug too! :)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small city in a poor family. This motivated me to study hard as a student and move to a bigger city. I do use my learning from those days in my stories.
Story Land is a book for young children starting with 5 years old. It teaches them about moral values by creating usually daily life situations with characters of their age. They can find themselves into these characters and develop critical thinking. Big words like "perseverance" are used so the children not just develop their vocabulary but also build their character beautiful.