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Sunflower Scribe Spotlight: Kirsti Call, Children’s Book Author

The Raindrop Who Couldn't FallHello and welcome to my new blog series, ‘Sunflower Scribe Spotlight’. My goal with this series is to shine the spotlight on children’s authors and illustrators. Today I’d like to welcome our first participant, Children’s Author Kirsti Call.

sunflowericonHello Kirsti! As will be customary with all featured authors and illustrators at the ‘Sunflower Scribe Spotlight’, can you start by telling us your favorite flower?

PansyiconMy favorite flower is the purple pansy because I love purple and I hate how “pansy” is sometimes used as an insult.  Come on people, pansies are beautiful!

sunflowericonI just love your welcome video. Can you tell us a little more about how your created it?  
PansyiconI took Katie Davis’s Video Idiot Bootcamp course!  This helped me learn how to make a video, and then I spent many hours with imovie and screenflow.  My 9 year old daughter actually took all the pictures for the video and my 11 year old son recorded me for the talking portions of the movie.  It was a fun family project!  Now, I just need to make a book trailer!Raindrop.Cover-FINAL.FRONT
sunflowericonI can’t wait to read your picture book, THE RAINDROP WHO COULDN’T FALL. What inspired you to write this book?  
PansyiconI was at Home Depot with my five kids, for 4 hours as we tried to order cabinets for our kitchen.  My middle child, Sydney was desperately bored, so I told her the story that became “The Raindrop Who Couldn’t Fall.”
sunflowericonHow did you get your start in the writing world? 
PansyiconI’ve always written.  In fact, I have 40 filled journals starting from when I was 5.  But I really started writing again about 2 and 1/2 years ago when I decided to join my local critique group.
sunflowericonDo you have any new writing projects in the works? 
PansyiconI’ve got 15 picture book manuscripts in various states of revisions and I’m slowly working on a MG novel.
sunflowericonI hear your have plans for a book club? Can you tell us a little more about that?
PansyiconThis September I’m starting a book club for kids where they are invited to answer questions about specific picture books.  They can submit their thoughts and pictures and vote for their favorite book.
sunflowericonWould you rather have every day be sunny and always wear rain boots or have every day be rainy and always wear flip flops?
PansyiconI love rain, rainboots and sun, so this is a tough questions.  I guess I don’t really care what the weather is as long as I don’t have to wear flip flops!
sunflowericonWhere can readers find your book for purchase?
PansyiconYou can actually pre-order my book here. When it comes out this fall, it will also be available at Amazon.

Thanks for joining us today, Kirsti. I look forward to sharing your picture book, THE RAINDROP WHO COULDN’T FALL with young readers and adding it to my own collection.


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