Greetings, fellow kidlit readers and writers. I had the pleasure of talking to Amber Hendricks, the author of the recently released: “Sophie and Little Star.” This delightful story of friendship is published by Clear Fork Publishing. The beautiful illustrations of nature and animals Little Star meets along her way, make this story one that kids will want to read again and again. Read through and find out how you can win a copy of this picture book.*
LI: Who or what inspired you to write your debut book, “Sophie and Little Star?”
Sophie and Little Star grew from my family’s tradition of making up bedtime stories for my then 4-year-old daughter. My husband was always better at making up stories on the fly, so when our daughter started requesting to hear “The Little Girl and the Star” over and over again, I thought I should write the story down!
LI: Who are your favorite authors for children?
There are too many to name! I love Jane Yolen, Josh Funk, Saadia Faruqi, Patricia Valdez, Katey Howes, Emma Bland Smith, Ame Dykman, Carol Boston Weatherford, and Ryan T. Higgins are just a few.
LI: What are some of your interests/hobbies besides writing?
I love to read. I read everything I can get my hands on! When I’m not reading or writing, one of my favorite things to do is attend Comic Cons! I love the energy and the celebration of all things nerd.
Amber has a second picture book story coming out that will be announced very soon!
Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
Hardcover: 30 pages Publisher: Spork (Clear Fork Publishing)
*GIVEAWAY: 1 copy of “Sophie and Little Star!”
Follow both Amber, @ashayhen and I, @LisaGerin1 on Twitter and post a comment to win a copy of her book!