We love story time at The Bookshelf. One of the greatest joys in life is sharing the wonders of literature to children. The Bookshelf is excited to welcome author Rosalind Bunn to our story time on February 18th from 11:00-1:00. She will be reading her story, Thunder and a Lightning Bug Named Lou, about a little lightning bug with a big problem, his light is too bright. Join us for our story time and signing to find out what happens to Lou!
1.What does your writing space look like?
RB: I really don't have a specific "spot." What I love is sitting outside on the deck and jotting down ideas/notes.
2. What was your favorite book as a child? What is your favorite children's book as an adult?
RB: As I child, I loved the Clovis Crawfish series by Mary Alice Fontenot. Mary Alice was from a small town in Louisiana close to where I grew up. The books were about animals that lived in the swamp and featured a mix of English and Cajun French. As a an adult, I love any picture book by Nancy Tilman. The books are beautiful and have wonderful messages.
3. You have written many children's books, what is your favorite part about being a children's book author?
RB: I love meeting the kids and adults at events. It is always fun to read the stories and see reactions.
4. I have so many memories of chasing lightning bugs as a kid. What inspired you to write about a lightning bug?
RB: I loved lightning bugs as a kid too. I have fond memories of my own children chasing them on summer evenings. A bug that lights up is just really neat. One of my daughters was a lightning bug for Halloween one year.
5. What advice would you give to a child who wants to become a writer?
RB: If writing is something you want to do as a career, work hard in school and READ. Writing style and creativity are not taught, but fostered in school. Keeping a daily journal is a good way to "write about what you know and think about." You may come up with the next great idea.
6. What are you reading right now?
RB: I just finished My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella, an author here in Atlanta. Great story set in the 1950s in South Georgia.
We will see you this Saturday! Happy reading!