With Cheryl Velasquez
Today's author interview is with Cheryl Velasquez. Cheryl is an aspiring children's book author. She just started her writer's blog called Book Nook, where she shares book reviews, information on fun writing contests, info on writing/reading challenges and her comments are genuine and sweet. I also wanted to add that Cheryl has been my critique partner for almost two years. (Since spring 2010) She has been so supportive and helpful throughout the years and always there to lend a helping hand. I'm grateful to have her in my critique group and want to give her a big thanks.
Do you have a favorite theme you like to write about? Not really, but I do enjoy writing about nature. I love to write in rhyme.
Did you have a favorite book as a child? I did not like to read as a young child. But when I was in third grade my teacher introduced me to the author E. B. White. I fell in love with reading. I read all his books. My favorite was Charlotte's Web.
How do you get inspired to write most of your stories? I love to sit outside and drink hot tea, yes even in the hot summer. I do this to relax, it helps me clear my mind so I can think. But my story ideas usually come from my children.
Do you do a lot of research when writing? I think I do, when I have an idea I search to see what other titles have been published about the subject. I visit my local library and read books about the subject too.
So far, what is the best advice you received about writing? 1) Find your passion 2) Read, Read, and Read some more, 3) Write tight!
Okay, here are just a few more fun questions that I happened to borrow.
What are you currently Reading? The Help
Do you use: Laptop or Desk top? Laptop
When do you write - Day, Afternoon or Night? night worker
Coffee or Tea? Hot Tea
While writing - Quiet or Music? Music
Describe yourself in 3 words? adventurous, creative, compassionate
Thank you so much for this interview Cheryl. I really appreciate your time.
If you like to learn more about Cheryl's and her writing visit her Nook Book blog at http://cherylvelasquez.blogspot.com/