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Friday, April 15, 2011

More on Sabbithry Persad

Remember that awesome book I showed you on Wednesday about kids and the environment? (If you don't, click here for a refresher.)

Well, I know you want to know more about that author. Like why she's passionate about the environment and what made her decide to reach out to kids about it. So, just for you, just to satisfy your curiosity, here's a little mini-interview, ala Elana Johnson style.


The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less:

Tiana shares with her class what she learned about recycling while trying to catch her dog Bubbles, who ran after the recycling truck. (You have six characters left to RT (smiles)).

Whoo, this girl knows her Twitter! :)

What else are you working on? Secrets? Inside scoops? Give us the juicy stuff!

While on this virtual book tour, I’m currently working on the second book, which will be about reusing. The first completed edits are done, and I have to say I’m enjoying the second story and the production process even more. I’m currently at the illustration stage with the new book, working with a new illustrator. The thumbnails have been laid out, and in the next few weeks, I’ll hopefully see the full sketches. When the drawings are finished, there’ll be some more edits, but if I tell you everything, I’ll have to eliminate you (smiles).

I'm excited about this series. I think every parent should be interested in such an entertaining, informative, and interactive medium to introduce their kids to environmental awareness.

About THE AUTHOR (Sabbithry Persad):

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Actually, when I was younger, I really wanted to be a singer and a concert pianist, but since I really couldn’t hold a note, singing or otherwise I decided to do something else (smiles). During the same time, writing was important to me, though. It was therapeutic. I wrote short poems and stories, and sometimes song lyrics. Although I really enjoyed writing when the writing mood struck me, I didn’t plan on being a writer per se. Instead, writing has always been a part of my life.

At least you smile a lot. I'm sure that's helped in the writing process.
 
What made you decide to go that “extra step” and seek publication?

I’d written a couple of technical books before that had been published by corporate companies, but they weren’t really for general public consumption. After I completed the technical books, I realized a dormant dream had awakened in me. Then several years later, when I wrote Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? for my niece and nephew, the journey became a passion and I worked really hard to fulfill the dream.

Quick! You’ve been chosen to be a contestant on Survivor. What luxury item do you take?

A toothbrush! 

She knows what a luxury item is!

Tell us something about yourself we don’t know.

I love good action and sci-fi movies.

And the most important of all: vanilla or chocolate (yes, Elana, I deviated. I mean, bacon? Really?)?

Vanilla!

Well, and on that strange different opinion, we'll end the interview! Thanks for the deeper look, Sabbithry!

Is this book in your library? Do you want it to be? Check out my library blogfest here!

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful blog. I am working my way through on the A-Z Challenge. Your book Perilous sounds great and I want to ask about the one involving kids and the environment.What age does it target?

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Hey Jeanne! It's a delightful book targeting grade school kids, I believe. If you click on the link in my post, it will take you to several links that have information about the book. I hope you enjoy!

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