Hello 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.
Hello 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?
My 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!
I just love your welcome video. Can you tell us a little more about how your created it?
I 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!
I can’t wait to read your picture book, THE RAINDROP WHO COULDN’T FALL. What inspired you to write this book?
I 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.”
How did you get your start in the writing world?
I’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.
Do you have any new writing projects in the works?
I’ve got 15 picture book manuscripts in various states of revisions and I’m slowly working on a MG novel.
I hear your have plans for a book club? Can you tell us a little more about that?
This 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.
Would you rather have every day be sunny and always wear rain boots or have every day be rainy and always wear flip flops?
I 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!
Where can readers find your book for purchase?
You 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.