Interview with Yvonne Capitelli
Biography of Yvonne Capitelli
It has been a dream of Yvonne Capitelli’s to write a children’s book that will inspire young children to make good choices and realize the power they have within. She wants all children to know that they posses the power to create their own happiness through how they act and react to different situations. Daria Rose books will inspire then to make good choices, have strong self-esteem, build confidence, courage, strength, determination, friendship and good values. They will be inspired to be thoughtful and thankful. A percentage of her books sales will be donated to: the Children’s Cancer Society and the CFIDS Association of America. For more information click http://www.dariarosebooks.com/
Interview with Yvonne Capitelli author of Daria Rose and The Day She Chose.
I want to thank you for being my guest here on Mymcbooks Blog
What is the last book you read? You’ve Got To Read This Book! by Jack Canfield and Gay Hendricks. 55 People tell the story of the book that changed their life.
What were your earliest memories of writing? As a young girl I can remember always walking to the beach to write poems. Still today I drive down to the beach to write. For some reason being by the water makes my mind quite, more creative and open to ideas.
Were you encouraged to write or was it something that came natural? I’ve always had a love of expressing myself through writing. English was my favorite class in high school.
Are you working on a new book? I just co-authored a book titled, How John Figures It Out, about a little boy who has an Auditory Processing Disorder. It’s due out February 2011. I am also working on the second book of my Daria Rose Series. This second book is about Daria Rose and two male characters facing diversity and acceptance along with friendship and kindness.
What do you do when you’re not writing or promoting your books? I’m raising my 14 year old daughter and resting 🙂.
How did you feel when your book Daria Rose and The Day She Chose won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award? It was the first award my book won. My daughter and I were screaming and doing the happy dance! It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized for a labor of love.
How did you come up with each characters? I am inspired by what happens in the real lives of children.
Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? Not really, the hard part for me is getting in the right mind frame to be open to be creative.
How do you react to a bad review? I am happy to say my book has always been extremely enjoyed by all the children, parents and teachers that have read it.
Who are some of your favorite authors you would love to dine with? Farrah Gray, E. E. Cummings, Mahatma Gandhi, Don Miguel Ruiz, Beatrix Potter and Martin Luther King Jr. are just a few people I would love to dine with and be inspired by.
What advice would you give parents on selecting the right books for their children to read? For young children I feel the story should be fun and adventurous and at the same time have a character that displays good moral strength: kindness, determination, honesty and courage. A book that will inspire them to make good choices.
What advice you would give to new writers? I makes sure I always have a pen and paper with me. I jot down any ideas I think would be good for the story. I put them all in a folder and when I feel I have enough ideas, I take the folder out and start creating the story. Don’t be afraid to keep changing the story until you feel it’s complete.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers? Finding ones purpose: My children’s books are one of my passions, they bring together my love of wanting to help children and my love of writing. Being an author is a dream come true for me. Find your passion by thinking of something you love to do. Something you could do for hours and hours and not become bored. Find a way to do it, either for a career or as a hobby. Be determined and never give up on your dreams because you have the power to make them happen.
Thanks for sharing with our readers.
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My name is Ella Johnson. I started Mymcbooks to promote reading. As a former teacher, I know that making basic education fundamentals interesting to children can be challenging. Education can be fun, exciting and captivating for children with the right learning tools. So my goal is to “make learning interesting and fun” for the children while they learn, by introducing them to fun books with colorful and captivating illustrations.
In 2009, I start the giveaway program giving away free school supplies at random to 2 winners each year. I also started a monthly free giveaways for books and gifts.
August 2010, I extended the free school supplies from 2 to 5 winners at random on my blog and also give away 20 bags full of school supplies to familes in need at Chick-fil-A in Brandon, Florida during their family nights. And in 2012, I beat my that number and gave away a lot of school supplies to needy families. Hopefully, I can continue to do this each year.
In 2011, I started writing reviews on children’s books then giving these books away free on Mymcbooks Blog. I increase the number of books we giveaway free to help support parent. My goal is to give away as many as I can each year. This is also a great way to introduce parents to new books.
Mymcbooks blog is always looking for other ways to give kids free books. So I started Mymcbooks Birthday Library http://mymcbooksbirthdaylibrary.wordpress.com/
My goal is to giveaway at least 300 books to children each year.
Books Given in 2011: 315
Books Given in 2012: 380
Books Given in 2013: 330
Books Given in 2014: 257
Books Given in 2015: – 127
Read Interview about Ella Johnson, http://melangeofcultures.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/interview-with-ella-johnson-founder-of-memorable-children-books-gifts/ Interviewer: Nicole Weaver
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