Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the January Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series!
I have to apologize for the delay in posting up the answers for Children’s Book interview series as we previously had two authors pulling out from the interview due to unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless, we thank them for introducing two other authors for this interview series. But, now we now have not 12, but 14 authors participating in this group author interview.
Yes, I’m breaking the rules for this interview series! While looking for the last author to join us, I had to email a few of them at one go, just to make sure at least one of them gets back to me to complete this interview series. And guess what? I had not one, but THREE authors sending in their submissions at the same time! Can I say no to two of them? Would it be fair? No! So, yes, the more the merrier, I thought. Therefore, let’s welcome 14 authors for this interview series.
The first seven questions are from a ten-year old children’s book reviewer and BookTuber, named Neha Praveen. You can follow her on Twitter at @npstation2018
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So, the 5th question is “What age group do you target?”
1) Author #1 : Ann Harrison-Barnes
For Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure, I targeted ages eight through eleven, though I don’t exclude anyone from reading my books.
2) Author #2: Samantha Hardin
My Zertle books are targeted at the 2-7 age range. The middle-grade novel I’m working on will be targeted to 4th-8th graders. Of course, anyone is welcome to read them at any age.
3) Author #3: C.J. Rains
I don’t have a particular age group. When I have an idea and begin a story is when I decide what age category it will fir best
4) Author #4: Padma Venkatraman
The Bridge Home is my first middle grade novel, and my previous novels, A Time To Dance, Island’s End and Climbing the Stairs were considered young adult.
5) Author #5: Elizabeth Gerlach
Children, preschool-second grade, 2-8 year olds .
6) Author #6: Cassie Miller
2 – 7 year olds
7) Author #7: Charlie Bee
Preschool to app. 12 years of age.
8) Author #8: Jerry Craft
Although I have illustrated a lot of picture books for beginning readers, the books I’ve written have all been for the middle grade market.
9) Author #9: Linda Covella
Mostly middle grade and younger teens, maybe eight to sixteen year olds. Though older teens and adults have enjoyed Yakimali’s Gift and even some of my other novels. My latest publication is a picture book, The Power of a Dream: Maria Feliciana Arballo, Latina Pioneer, but it’s targeted at kids five to ten years old. And I believe because of the historical aspect, the book could be used by teachers and parents as a teaching tool. It’s a narrative nonfiction, which means the book is written in story format rather than straight nonfiction factual style.
10) Author #10: Tracy K
children and young adult
11) Author #11: Beffy Parkin
My Charlie Cheese Books are aimed at 2 – 7 year olds, as the rhyming story and colourful and wacky images appeal to the younger children, and the older children are exposed to more complex vocabulary as well as a fun story. I am releasing a book in the very near future called The Macroodelzig, it contains an exciting rhyming story which again gives children exposure and the opportunity to learn new words.
12) Author #12: Lory Linn
The series I’m working on now is targeted for children from about 3 to 6 years old.
13) Author #13: Karen Magnen
So far I find I enjoy writing for young children up into the teen group. I do have ideas for adult themed stories, which I may work on soon.
14) Author #14: Dr. Graham Clingbine
For readers who are children I would say between 6-14 years old. I think for the younger ones a parent could read the stories out loud (say at bedtime) to the child.
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