Wednesday 20 March 2013

Author Interview with Michelle Worthington

1) How long have you been writing? How long have you wanted to write?
I have been writing since I was 10 years old. My Grade 6 teacher and primary school principal encouraged and developed my love of words and writing.

2) What originally inspired you (if anything)?
I have always had an overactive imagination, which helps. I read a book every night as a child and I am now inspired by my children who also love to read.

3) What books do you have published, prices and where to find them.
The Bedtime Band $19.95
The Pink Pirate $17.95
Yellow Dress Day $24.95
Coming Soon
Start of the Ocean
Each the Same

4) What is your favourite from your own books?
I love all by books equally, like they were my own children.

5) Name another Australian author who you admire and why?
I am inspired by all authors who write with an authentic voice, especially Australian authors who are successful in a market that is still very dominated by overseas publications.

6) What are your dreams/aspirations?
I hope to be a full time author and share my stories internationally.

7) When did you decide you had “made it” as an Aussie author or if you haven’t yet, when will you?
I don’t think I have made it as an Aussie author because I haven’t been interviewed on Channel 7’s Sunrise yet. It is another dream of mine.

8) What is the most memorable event of this journey for you?
Having my son borrow my book from his school library just to show it off to his friends.

9) What was the hardest thing to overcome or achieve along the way?
Still working my 9 to 5 job when I really want to be at home writing.

10) Other comments. Including what would you say to inspire a new author....
Dream Big. Never underestimate the power of a can do attitude and never ever give up.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Liebster Award - Thank You!

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed. These blogs must have 200 followers or less. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.
4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.

The 11 Questions asked of me are:

1. What are you most passionate about?
Writing empowering picture books for children.

2. What most influences your blog writing?
I am very open and honest about sharing my journey to be a successful author.

3. How do your perk yourself up when feeling down?
Pink icing has medicine qualities, especially on donuts and cupcakes.

4. Who or what brings the most light to your life?
My family. No question.

5. What is the best advice you could give a friend?
The right pair of shoes can change your life.

6. What challenges you most in life?
Being patient while I make my dreams come true.

7. What’s one thing you absolutely cannot live without?
High heels and lip gloss...and my family...

8. Your favourite part of your body?
My eyes.

9. What’s your biggest talent?
Making people feel comfortable around me.

10. What’s your simplest pleasure?
Singing along to the radio in the car

11. How do you brighten the day of other people?
Smiles are magical.

My blog nominees are: