Today Lisa Katzenberger joins me to share her second picture book IT WILL BE OKAY, A STORY OF EMPATHY, KINDNESS, AND FRIENDSHIP, illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett. If you ask me, we could all use a bit more of that. I haven’t read this book yet, but I can’t wait to see it. Lisa is generously offering a signed copy (US only) of her book to one lucky winner. Commenting on the post will enter you in the raffle.
What were you like at the age of your target audience?
I was reading, reading, reading. I went to the library at least once a week with my mom, more in the summer. I was kind of nerdy, loved school, and was a bit of a tomboy. I’d rather play baseball with my brother and his friends than play Barbies.
What inspires you?
Right now, it’s my kids. The funny way they see the world, how they work hard at school, the questions they ask. I also want to demonstrate to them that if you work hard and keep at it, you really can make your dreams come true.
What’s the one thing you hope readers will take away from your book?
I want kids to know that to be a good friend, you don’t have to fix the person’s problems. Just listening and staying with them can be enough.
What is next for you?
I have a few picture books out on submission, as well as a chapter book. I hope those get picked up soon! But in the meantime I just keep writing. As far as life events, I am hopeful for a return to full-time school in the Fall and more writing time!
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