Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blog Hop Interview!


  • Welcome to the Blog Hop!  (my first one!)
  •   Special Thank you  to Sherry Ellis for tagging me!. It's an honor to be invited to my first blog Hop interview.  I'm particularly excited that Sherry tagged me cause she's one of my favorite children's authors.
  •  Here's what we do:
  • Read the questions listed below and we answer at least 4 of them.
  • Ask other children's authors to participate and we tag them in our blogs.

  • I'd like to also thank Deb Hockenberry, who will be posting her blog on Aug. 5 so be sure to stop by to check it out on:
  •  Stop by Sherry's delightful blog at: Diaries) 
  • Here are the questions to choose from:
 (you only have to answer 4 questions): 

 1. What are you working on right now?
2. How does it differ from other works in its genre? 
3. What experiences have influenced you? 
4. Why do you write what you do?
5. How does your writing process work?
6. What is the hardest part about writing?
7. What would you like to try as a writer that you haven't yet?
8. Who are the authors you most admire?
9. What scares you?

And my answers are:

What am I working on right now?  
I recently began working on a story about my husband's little MG car, Margaret. It's in the beginning stages so I don't have a title yet. But Margaret will have some intriguing problems and exciting adventures. Our dog, Elliott, will also be a character in the story. My sister, Holly, and I are discussing illustrations for our book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, as well.
Why do you write what you do?
I love writing for children because I'd like to be a good role model for them and my goal is to write entertaining stories that will contain valuable lessons as well.
What authors do you most admire?
The authors I most admire are children's authors Sherry Ellis and Carla Burke. They are both extremely
What is the hardest part about writing?
I think it's tricky to come up with interesting, entertaining stories that children would enjoy reading. It's important to have a story that's engaging, and that the characters are well-developed and believable. Editing can also be a challenge, because more and more things seem to crop up once you start it. Then I always worry that I missed something important.


  1. Nice job on the interview questions! Thank you for participating! I agree - editing and revising can be very challenging. (That was so nice of you to say I'm one of your favorite authors! You're so kind!)

  2. Thank you, Sherry. Its absolutely true that you're one of my favorite authors. I always hope that my stories and blogs are as much fun to read as yours. Thanks for asking me to join the Blog Hop. It makes my first one even more special.

  3. Very well done Deanie! Always nice to learn more about you.

  4. Thank you, Janice. It's always fun to have you visit my blog and I appreciate your compliments.