Interview with Author Emily G. Simmons
Emily G. Simmons author of Spot the Puppy.
To read about the author click http://www.spotthepuppy.net/?page_id=50
I want to thank you for being my guest here on Mymcbooks Blog
What is the last book you read?
Pride and Prejudice
What was your favorite children’s book?
The Boxcar Children Series
What were your earliest memories of writing?
The earliest I can remember writing was at age eight. I made a short book, and I’ve been writing storied ever since.
Were you encouraged to write or was it something that came natural?
It just came naturally. I did it because I enjoyed it!
What inspired you to write Spot the Puppy?
My brother, Stephen, inspired me about a puppy named Spot. The inspiration for the actual stories, came from the desire to give my siblings something fun to read, that would help them build character.
What is the different between your book Spot the Puppy and other Spot books out there?
Each Spot the Puppy book is based around a particular character trait from the Bible, shown through a story about the Spot and his friends.
What do you hope that readers will take away from your book?
Most importantly, I hope that any unsaved reader will trust Christ as their Saviour after reading these books. Secondly, I hope they will grasp the truth that they are being taught from the story, and apply it to their lives.
Are you working on a new book?
I am always working on a new book. 🙂
What is the most difficult part of writing?
Editing, and rewriting. After completing a story, and going back to read it, I often feel unsatisfied with my own work. The most difficult thing, is having to critique and change my own books.
What do you do when you’re not writing or promoting your books?
I am currently enrolled in Bible college, and stay very busy there.
What advice would you give parents on selecting the right books for their children to read?
Be careful what you allow your children to read. What they put into their minds will affect their behavior.
What advice you would give to new writers?
Keep writing and rewriting, and never give up.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Find what talents God has given you, and use them for His glory!
Thank you for this interview.
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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.
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