A big welcome to Paballo Rampa, she is here today to answer some questions about writing children’s book. Anyone out there looking for words of wisdom in getting your books written check out this interview.
1. What encouragement helped you with writing your book? My niece who was 2 years old at the time was the inspiration for the book. I loved (well I still do) her personality and wanted to immortalize her so I kept writing.
2. Did you face any challenges long the way? Before publishing "Tumi Goes to the Park", I had been writing and illustrating children's books myself as I could not find the right illustrator and designer to partner with.
3. What children’s books are you favorite and why? The first books my parents bought for me as a tot were from the Winnie-the-Pooh series. I thoroughly enjoyed them and learned key fundamentals about friendship.
4. What advice would you give aspiring writers? Believe in yourself and keep writing.
I was tired of seeing how the characters of little girls were portrayed in children's books. I hardly ever came across really confident, brave and feisty characters.
Looking to find out more about Paballo here is a link to her book
"Tumi goes to the Park": http://bookdash.org/tumi-goes-park-nyambura-kariuki-hannah-shone-paballo-rampa/
Hi, I'm Marcie Kenny, the women behind this blog. I am not a mother, but I am number seven in a family of nine. I worked in childcare for many years before retiring; now I enjoy blogging about all that I have learned along the way.