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 will 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 Regan W. H. Macaulay.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to write your first book.
I am a co-creator of "Libby the Lobivia Jajoiana", along with my co-author and husband Kevin Risk, and our illustrator Gordon Bagshaw. Mirror World Publishing is our publisher. Kevin and I spent a number of years perfecting the book with beta readers and editors, and Gord meticulously brought our words to life with his brilliant computer-based artwork. I have now written eight multi-award-winning picture books, and a middle-grade novel (the first of a series of four), which also contains illustrations and cover art by Gordon Bagshaw. My books have been published by Mirror World Publishing, Pandamonium Publishing House, and Iguana Books.
What inspired the idea for your book?
A lighthearted conversation with my husband and co-writer...what if a little cactus had self-esteem issues?
What part of the book was the most fun to write?
The dialogue for the overly confident (and somewhat vain) character, Violet.