This past weekend, stuck home in bed reading (yeah, I know, poor me) I plowed through my TBR pile and splashed into the most delightful middle grade novel I've read in a long time. ---------->>>
The second I put this book down I jumped onto Twitter and sent a direct message to Hélène (@HeleneBoudreau) hoping she'd be willing to answer a few questions here.
And the good news is that she said "yes". And the even better news is that she's working on a sequel. Yay!
What a fun summer read! And if you're short on $, you can scroll down to find out how to get the REAL MERMAIDS DON'T WEAR TOE RINGS eBook for free. Can't beat that.
So here's what the author has to say about stuff:
Favorite thing about writing a first draft:
Best thing about writing for kids and/or teens:
enthusiastic readers who send me e-mails full of OMG!!!’s and smiley faces J.
One word that describes your path to publication:
If I could have two dream careers, I’d be an author and a:
professional cheese taster.
If I could snap my fingers and solve one of the problems here on earth, it would be:
all the world’s children would have food, shelter and a caring parent.
One question I wish I had a definitive answer to:
can the frog tap dance? *
Best thing about being a child:
eating whatever you want.
Worst thing about being a child:
eating whatever your parents want.
Best thing about being a teenager:
anything can happen!
Worst thing about being a teenager:
anything can happen…
One sentence you’d like to share with your teen self:
“Those eyebrows are not working for you.”
A quote I live by:
“Do or do not. There is not try.” -Yoda
In My Perfect World…
Everyone would get a hug and a cupcake at least once a week. There would be an abundance of cheese and cheap chocolate. No one would be deprived of sleep. Every child would have books. No one would ever go hungry.
So, essentially… sleep, food, hugs and books for EVERYONE! J
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*Kermit the Frog reference