Books develop and nourish kids’ imaginations, expanding their worlds. Picture books introduce young children to the world of art and literature. Novels and nonfiction books stimulate kids’ sensory awareness, helping kids to see, hear, taste, feel, and smell on an imagined level. Books inform our imaginations, inspiring creativity.
This Children's Book Author Spotlight Series is going to showcase independent children's book authors and their works. We strive to bring you the best there is to offer and an insight into the world of children's books!
This week we are featuring author Harmony Marquardt.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to write your first book.
I'm a mom and nurse, but I've always loved telling stories and writing. I'm also passionate about diversity and inclusion and I try to make sure it is included in some way in every story I write.
What inspired the idea for your book?
I love fantasy based stories, they are my favorite. I wanted to make sure that my children and their friends and my friends children have stories that they can see themselves reflected in the characters.
What part of the book was the most fun to write?
The ending! I love a happy ending.