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 Kay B.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to write your first book.
I am the author of the Little Kids' Big Lessons children's book series. Through these simple, easy to read and colorfully illustrated books, I hope to impart valuable lessons to young children. I was born in New York and currently live in Texas. I love cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with my family.
My first book, "A Curious Boy Named Jeff" was written thanks to my son. I was reading a biography about Jeff Bezos and he wanted to listen too. But, given the book was too wordy with no pictures, he lost interest. An idea sparked in my mind and now I have three books. Look forward to writing more.
What inspired the idea for your book?
I was inspired by my son. I wanted to write a book that he would not only be interested in listening to and reading, but also learn about someone and be inspired by them.
What part of the book was the most fun to write?
All of it!
How long did it take you to write this book?
I think about 3-4 months.
Has writing and publishing a book changed the way you see yourself?
Yes - I've learned more about myself and developed new interests in this space.
Who has been the biggest supporter of your writing?
What books did you grow up reading?
The Amelia Bedelia series and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel come to mind.
Would you share something about yourself that your readers don’t know (yet)?
I have been working full time in Finance for over 10 years. Writing children's books is something I discovered later in life and work on part time.
Anything you want to add?
Aside from having written three books, I have started writing book reviews on Instagram particularly for self-published authors like myself. I also share any interesting picture books I have read.
Where can our readers find you? (Website, Social Media, etc)
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