Today's Author Interview is with Mary Lee, author of 10 published children's picture e-books. Her illustrated e-books are for pre-school aged children to 8 years old, depending on the book. :
Mary's Bio: "I am a writer, illustrator, graphic designer and a mom. I've lived in various places across the country but currently my heart is in the Bay Area. I have two sweet children, two dogs and a mini-cactus named Spike. In my free time (ha ha ha), I like to read books, jog slowly, cook badly and sleep rarely."
The Little Pup series:
|Why? Because I Love You!|
|Sweet Dreams Little Pup|
|I Love My ABC's|
Valerie: What is your favorite book of all time?
Mary: Oh, that's reeeeallly hard to pick one. Favorite kids book is The Giving Tree. For adults, currently I'm hoping Gone Girl becomes a movie. Crazy cool book.
Valerie: What would the story of your life be entitled?
Mary: Hmmm, maybe Pickles and Muffins, The story of Mary Lee. Pickles is my replacement word when I want to curse around my kids, and Muffins is the only thing I've ever been able to cook well.The Mia series:
|Surprise in the Kitchen|
|Not Just a Princess|
|Beautiful, Magical, Amazing Ballet|
Valerie: What is something funny that happened while promoting your book?
Mary: I got a funny review from a kid once. It was for my book about how great
vegetables are The History of Veggies. He was a seven year old that went on a rant about how much he hates vegetables and because he hates them, this is the worst book of all time. He accidentally gave the book a 5 star rating.
Ed the Dragon series:
|The Fruit & Veggie ABC Book|
|The History of Veggies|
Valerie: Which of your books is where you'd love to take a weekend vacation?
Mary: The Smartest Princess. It's set at a beautiful castle by the sea with a great garden and awesome library. I really needed a vacation when I did that one.
The Princess series:
|The Smartest Princess|
My 8 year old daughter and I enjoyed reading The Smartest Princess together, which I blogged about here.
Valerie: What inspires your writing?
Mary: My kids and other parents. I try to think of what other parents would want for their kids, whether it's help getting them to sleep, making them feel loved or getting them excited about ballet.