Author Spotlight, Monica Dumont
on her award winning children's book
Alex and the Rabbit
WHEN DID YOU FIRST KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE A WRITER?
When I was a teenager I wanted to write to help people, so I started writing poetry and got one of my poems published in a poetry book. It was very exciting!
HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA FOR YOUR AWARD WINNING TITLE?
I wanted to write a book that could help kids and I wanted the story to be simple as not to lose the teachings. So I sat down with my pen in hand and started to think about how children and sometimes adults can see the world around them in times of stress and that’s how the story of Alex and the Rabbit was created.
WHAT OTHER BOOKS HAVE YOU PUBLISHED?
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AS A WRITER?
I love writing books for children because every time I sit down to write, I get so involved in the story that if you were to watch me, you would see me laugh or go through the other emotions the characters in the book are going through. To me it’s almost like I’m living the story.
WHAT BOOK HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?
The book that had the greatest impact in my life is Spiritual Growth by Sanaya Roman
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST LITERARY ACCOMPLISHMENT?
My greatest literary accomplishment is to have written and illustrated a series of four books in the period of four months. At present two of the four books have won awards.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW BOOKS IN THE WORKS?
Yes I do.
My next book is a children’s chapter book about a girl who discovers the secrets and magic of nature. I would tell you more but I don’t want to spoil it for the readers.
LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval http://www.clcawards.org
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