Congratulations on the release of Slime & All. Please tell us more about it.
About the book:
Janet: The giant worm, Lump, lives on a farm but the other animals run away from him. He escapes to a town and meets Jake, who takes him to a park where he plays with other kids. This early chapter book for young readers encourages them to think about accepting those who are different.
What was the inspiration for this book?
Janet: I often pick up and rescue earthworms stranded on sidewalks on rainy days while many people find them disgusting. That reminded me of the way some people react to others who have special needs or are different in other ways so I wondered what life would be like for a giant worm.
What is your favorite moment from the book?
Janet: I like the part where he gives the kids a ride on his back.
Is this your first published book?
Janet: No, I’ve already had three others published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The titles are The Peril of the Sinister Scientist, Secret Service Saint, and Signs of Trouble. The editor finds it amusing that all the titles contain words beginning with the letter, S.
We’d love to hear more about you.
Janet: Thanks. Besides being an author I’m a grandmother and a substitute teacher. I worked at California School for the Deaf for many years, my husband and I raised three deaf sons with various special needs in addition to our birth daughter and I’ve worked with a lot of Special Ed students in schools. I think public speaking is fun and would love to do more of it.
Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for Slime & All?
Janet: Not at the moment. I did sell some books at a conference where I spoke last month.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming Slime & All events?
Janet: Please visit my website, http://www.janetanncollins.com
Thank you for stopping in to share Slime & All with us. Readers can purchase a copy direct from GAP’s website. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.