~RJ interviews Children's Author: the Extraordinary Sunnie Day~

Sunnie Day
Sunnie Day
Sunnie and Her Peeps
Sunnie and Her Peeps

Extraordinary Author, Sunnie Day interviewed by RJ

RJ “Here with me today is the talented Sunnie Day, one of my HUB associates who has a new book published entitled "Sunnie and the Peeps." I have read the book and found it to be charming in every way. I did not know what to expect and it did not take long to figure out that this was a book meant for young children. The “Peeps” could have been anything. Perhaps they were vampires or alien beings who would destroy our planet. Nope, I discovered that “Peeps” are chickens hatched out of eggs. And that leads me to the first question and that is what age-group is this intended?”

SD “Hello RJ, First let me thank you for doing this interview. The age group is for kindergarten to about third or fourth grade.”

RJ “What I saw did not have any art or photos included. Do you have any plans along that line?”

SD “Yes. I did all of my illustrations that are included in the book. The publisher did the cover for me.”

RJ “The story is a simple story. A mother takes her children to a place to purchase the peeps and they take them home and take care of them. Can you add if bit to that?”

SD “Sunnie is a little girl who always loved the thought of having her own chicks. Mother told her she would have to save to buy them and Sunnie saved her pennies until one day she had enough to buy her own peeps.”

SD

RJ “The peeps talk to each other. They are a bit frightened of the dog. Can you talk more about that aspect of it?”

SD “The chicks have never seen a dog before so Sunnie gradually introduced them until Chrissy the dog became their friend.

There are six chicks and each one has their own personality. Maggie, the smart one, a wannabe rooster, Lola the diva chick, Caroline the lazy chick, Anna, the momma one, Blondie, the silly and funny chick, Paris the adventurous chick.”


RJ “Where did you get the idea for the story?”

SD “I have always wanted to have chickens myself. I retired from nursing this year and bought my first chicks. My author name is Sunnie Day, I have the peeps, and it just all came together. I even have the dog named Chrissy.”

RJ “Are there other books that have influenced you?”

SD “I am more of a biography kind of gal. I love reading true stories about people and their struggles and successes. If I had to pick a couple authors I like C.S Lewis and Catherine Marshall.”

SD

RJ “Are there any you can recall that you thought were not that great?”

SD “I have picked up a couple books and if they do not hook me in the first chapter they have lost me...but none comes to mind at this moment.”

RJ “I think everyone would like to know a little about you too. Can you tell us a little about you?”

SD “I am a military brat and served in the military, mother of four grown children, four grandchildren. Now I’m a retired school nurse with chickens, and obviously, I love to write.”

RJ “Let’s talk about the publishing part of this project. Can you tell me what you have done to get it published?”

SD “I stumbled on this one. A friend had encouraged me to move forward with writing Sunnie and her Peeps. I like many had no idea how to do this. I submitted the transcript to a publisher this friend had used. I went in with my eyes wide open as they had told me the ups and downs of this publisher. The publisher took it from there. The process was fairly easy. I do have to say with caution that this may have not been the best publisher out there, but for my first book I do not regret my decision. They have followed up with everything they have promised thus far. I learned a lot about the process. I do recommend Kindle too.”

RJ “Were there individuals that assisted you in any of this?” And what was their role in helping you.”

SD “Yes I had a couple friends who was wonderful in helping me edit and offer advice. I do not think I could have done it without them. They walked me through the process.”

RJ “Do you have any other projects you have in mind or are working on now?”

SD “I have one book I am working on now and have just published a couple on kindle. I have a blog on word press that I use to feature authors (published and unpublished). I find a lot of joy in doing that. Getting all their information and compiling it into a finished product is very fulfilling.”

RJ “I wish you the very best in this endeavor and I plan to keep in touch with you. Thank you for this enlightening interview.”

KT “Thank you RJ for taking the time to do this interview. I look forward to keeping in touch with you as well.”

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Link to Sunnie Day Hub Profile ( Let her know you found this interview)

Available at Publish America

Link to Sunnie Day at Word Press

Link to "Sunnie's Inanimates Speak" ( alternate title) at Smash Words



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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

I love chickens, and anyone who loves them as well. so thanks,RJ, for introducing this delightful lady. I hope her book does really well, and both her and the peeps prosper.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

HI RJ,

Hello R.J

Thank you so so much for doing this interview..I am so happy it was not face to face as I think I would have got a little nervous..haha

So thoughtful of you to do this for me..

God bless,

Sunnie


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Children have been the focus of my life, being their teacher and all. I hope the bok does well too.

Sunnie Day-- Glad to help out. Hubbers gotta stick together and support one another.


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vidhimayur 5 years ago

Rj thank you so much for letting us know about Sunnie day, a talented author :)


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

RJ, congratulations! This is really an impressive interview. It makes a reader proud to be one of Sunnie Days' followers, and surely inspires one to go buy her books immediately after closing this page. I can just imagine her talking to her chickens. On my way to buy 'Sunnie and the Peeps’.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thank you Vidhimayur and Martie for the comments. You'll have a HUB buddy Martie when you make a purchase. I know she would appreciate some feedback after you read it for your children.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

What a great interview with a very lovely lady. Peeps or no peeps, we always like a Sunnie Day.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Yep- someone's gotta get those peeps under control and it might as well be Sunny Day!


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Thanks for sharing. Flag up!


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thank s for the comment. No hair raising boat trip for these peeps!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Very interesting interview with Sunnie Day about her new children's book and also her publishing plans for the future.

Sunnie writes with great sensitivity and heart, especially when she's writing about or for children (as do you).

Thanks for posting this interview on Hub Pages.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Please, do not hesitate to send others to me who wish to be interviewed. I'm always glad to do what I can for Hubbers.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Reynolds Jay, you have selected an exceptional candidate to interview here on the hub. She shines her light wherever she arrives. Her career as a children’s book author and inspirational book author is just beginning. I am sure that both her children and her grandchildren will be immortalized in her work.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Yes, she some great gal and it is clear that she loves her family. With any luck they will live forever in her writing.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi RJ

One talented author interviewing another talented author.

Voted up and awesome.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I've always thought that it takes great talant to write for children especially knowing what will interest them and what pictures they'll enjoy.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Hi Sue and thanks for the compliment too.

Gypsy Rose Lee-I agree, not an easy task capturing the imagination of the youg ones.


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Reprieve26 5 years ago from Oregon Coast

Great interview. I'm a big fan of Sunnie Day, but I wasn't aware that she had a blog. I'm on way over there now to subscribe to her updates! :)


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Glad to hear you found out about the blog and I know she will love hearing from you too.


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Enlydia Listener 4 years ago from trailer in the country

Thanks for the interview on Sunnie...I have met her, and it was nice to learn more...especially about the publishing.


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Sunny and I thank you for reading the HUB and kaking the comment.

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