Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Milton the Square Shell Turtle. Ends Oct 5th
About the Book:
Milton is a story of a turtle. Unlike other turtles with round or oval shells, Milton has a square shell. One afternoon, and being new to the area, he decides to take a walk to the pond to relax.
Just when he thinks he finds the perfect spot, he can’t stay. Not wanting to cause a problem, he goes further up the pond, only to discover, home is the best place to relax.
Title: Milton the Square Shell Turtle
Author: MaryAnn Tatro
Illustrator: Diane Lucas
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publication Date: June 2013
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About the Author:
MaryAnn Tatro attended Southern Ohio Business College and received a degree in Office Administration and Communication. She also attended Cooper School of Art for one year and took with her a love to create, design and color. She worked several years for a publishing company in Cleveland while raising her son Ryan.
Tatro grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, but her heart is in the country. She currently lives in Wadsworth, Ohio with her husband Dennis of 20 years and their cat. She and her husband enjoy nature walks, antiques, yard sales and being with family.
Like all authors, you have had your fair share of rejection letters. You obviously did not let the letters deter you. How did you keep your determination without getting discouraged?-
I self-published my book, however, when it came time for the review, I honestly felt sick.
I was always told if one door closes, another will open and that’s what I stuck with. I have strong faith in God and I must say to me, prayer is the key.
It has been my experience, some things come quite easily (like creating the setting) and other things aren’t so easy (like deciding on a title). What comes easily to you and what do you find more difficult? –
What comes easily to me is giving my characters personality.
What’s difficult is naming them. I have to choose the right name to fit the personality or otherwise, my stories will not work.
Please describe to us your relationship between you and your editor. What makes an author/editor relationship a success? –
Because I self-published my book, I never met my editor.
There will be 1 winner
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Winner will be selected by Random.org
Giveaway Ends October 5th, 2013
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