Welcome to GAP Family Blog, Mary Jean. Congratulations on the release of BIRDS IN THE FLOWER BASKET. Please tell us more about it.
About the book:
A little girl learns about birds through the front window of her home.
What was the inspiration for this book?
Each year birds build nests in my flower baskets that hang on the front porch. It was very frustrating trying to keep both the flowers and the birds alive. If I watered the flowers, the nest (including the eggs or babies after they hatched) got wet. If I didn’t water the flowers, they died. Finally, after three years of this and figuring out how I was going to see that both survived I thought I should write a book.
What is your favorite moment from the book?
When the cat, Mittens, escapes from the house and stalks the birds.
Is this your first published book?
No. I actually have ten, I believe, with Guardian Angel Publishing besides several young adult and adult books with other publishers.
We’d love to hear more about you.
I’ve written all my life. At first, I didn’t know where I was headed with it. Then, when I was an adult I met a woman that had eight kids. The first words out of her mouth were, “I’m a writer.” I decided if she could be one with eight kids to take care of, I should be able to do it with only three.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming BIRDS IN THE FLOWER BASKET events?
I maintain an author/illustrator event calendar on our www.andyandthealbinohorse.blogspot.com site with K.C. Snider. People are welcome to contact me at MJKEL@AOL.COM to be put on an email list that I send out when and where I’m going to be signing.
Thank you for stopping in to share BIRDS IN THE FLOWER BASKET with us. Readers can buy their copy here. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.
Thank you. I have enjoyed being an author with Guardian Angel for many years and look forward to many more releases with them.