Coming Attraction ~
My Parents Still Fight!
(One of the Problem Solving Stories for Kids of Divorce)
An Author Interview
There are the books everyone has
heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, and Fifty Shades of Gray. But what
about all those books written by people you’ve never heard of? Some of them are
treasures, just waiting to be found, and that’s what this blog hop is all
about: the books you might not have heard about, but that you might end
Blog Hop interviews authors and shares their books and coming attractions.
Blog Hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you’re bound
to find some books you’ll love! Maybe you’ll even discover a book that
ends up being the next big thing.
I was tagged by Dr. Par Donahue. You can learn more about his book, Messengers in Denim, and his next release,Tools for Raising Kids of Character on his website: http://www.messengersindenim.com/?page_id=4
Blog Hop includes ten questions to help you learn more about
an author’s present work or work in progress. Here’s the interview with a little info about
my work in progress:
1. What is the
working title of your new book?
Character Building for Kids of Divorce: Problem Solving
Stories with Family Discussions
2. Where did the idea
come from for the book?
As a teacher and counselor, I’ve had the opportunity to work
with many parents and children experiencing divorce. This book will be a useful
tool to help parents learn the concerns of their children and help them through
their pain. Each story will include a positive tool that children can use
Hey Mom, When's Dad Coming?
(Another Problem Solving Story with a Positive Tool for Kids)
3. What genre does
your book fall under?
Child Development, Positive Psychology, Parenting
4. Which actors would
you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The cartoon characters in the stories would fit with the Charlie
Brown style actors from Charles Shultz.
5. What is the one sentence
synopsis of your book?
These interactive cartoon stories help parents discuss with their
children their worries and concerns about divorce through gentle discussion questions,
art work, and rhymes.
6. Will your book be
self-published or represented by an agency?
I will publish it through KidsDiscuss.com as a Kindle book
7. How long did it
take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m in the process of writing it and hope to complete it by
8. What other books
would you compare this story to within your genre?
Because of its unique format, I’m not aware of other books like
9. Who or What
inspired you to write this book?
As a child and family counselor, I’ve felt the hurt children
experience when their parents divorce. They are my inspiration. Also my social
work friends from Divorce Life Line encouraged me to write it for the parents
in their classes.
10. What else about
your book might pique the reader’s interest?
My Parent Are Divorcing!
(Amy is just learning about her parents' divorce.)
Each chapter begins with a story many kids of divorce experience. Within the story, the cartoon character uses a practical tool to deal with the problem. Each tool is easy for young readers to apply.
The parent/child activities that follow give each child the opportunity to express his thoughts, feelings, and give advice to the character in the story.
I also recommend my friend and author, Katherine Gordy Levine who is such a star in the parenting field:
Are People Too: An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents
Good Kids Do Bad Things - A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers
Gordy Levine Blog
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With warm wishes,
Jean Tracy, MSS
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