ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Author Interview With Angela Shori

Updated on August 23, 2018
Laura335 profile image

I am the author of three middle grade children's books, and I blog on the side. My favorite topics are movies, writing, and pop culture.

Source

Introduction

Before you learn to read, you look for people to read to you, at least until you memorize your favorite books and can read them to yourself. A good picture book can be read by anyone and still be entertaining. Author Angela Shori has created her own story that she can read to her own children as well as distribute to other parents to read to their kids. Not only is this an admirable achievement in her children’s eyes, but it has fulfilled her own creative goals as a writer, and that is admirable to me as well as other authors who are working towards the same. Below are her answers to my 10 questions about her books and writing process.

The Interview

1. How many books have you written and where can you buy them?

I currently have one children's book and one short fiction book available for sale on Amazon. The children's book is titled, A Boo-tiful Halloween and is a short, simple story introducing concepts of opposites using some friendly illustrated monsters. It was very popular among the under five crowd in my home as well as with the young pre-readers who were so kind as to review it with their adults.

The short fiction story is a Christmas short story titled, The Cabin. It's also available on Amazon. It sits firmly in the holiday fiction genre.


2. What famous books can you compare to your own?

In it's simplicity and fun, I'd compare A Boo-tiful Halloween to Mo Willems' We Are in a Book.


3. Why do you write for this particular age group?

I have two daughters ages two and four, so I love creating stories that I can share with them. They were the inspiration for A Boo-tiful Halloween and the coming series starring their alter egos, Twinkles and Stardust.


4. How autobiographical are your books?

A Boo-tiful Halloween was not at all autobiographical. It was just a fun little poem to celebrate the happy side of Halloween. The series featuring Twinkles and Stardust is based on lessons and conversations with my children. They began as their alter egos in parables meant to teach them the proper way to deal with certain situations and took on a life of their own. Look for the first in the series in 2016.


5. What’s the best compliment that you’ve ever received about your writing?

I just received a review on The Cabin in which the reviewer titled it "Blown Away!". As an author, when a reader connects with your story that enthusiastically, it definitely leaves you with the warm and fuzzies.


6. What has been your greatest moment as a writer so far?

In it's debut month, A Boo-tiful Halloween climbed the charts in the Amazon free store to # 12. This occurred without much marketing outside of the promotion, and it was really gratifying to see my little book on the first page of it's category.


7. Where do you get your covers?

I work with freelance designers to create my covers. I've had some success with Fiverr.


8. Who is your biggest fan?

I would say my biggest fans are my two daughters. A friend mentioned he'd bought my book over Thanksgiving weekend, and my oldest leaned in close and said, "Mommy, you're famous!"


9. What is next for you?

I have quite a few projects in the queue - the Twinkles and Stardust Series, Tiny Passports, a travel series for parents traveling with small children, and a new chick-lit novel titled Minor Adjustments.


10. End with a favorite quote.

"Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." - Dr. Seuss

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • emge profile image

      Madan 

      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Interesting stuff

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Angela's purpose for being an author is admirable. She undoubtedly has the immediate support of other writers. Great that her book is doing so well.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)