Monday, March 25, 2013

Meet Childrens Author Jo Linsdell

Welcome fabulous fans and followers!
This week we are featuring the fabulous
children's author Jo Linsdell.

We were so thrilled when we landed an interview with her as we know
just how busy this talented literary genius is!

We're certain you'll enjoy catching a glimpse of one of 
the best in business. . .

Please welcome, author Jo Linsdell

Janet: We're so glad you found the time to be with us. I promise, we won't keep you long...only ten great questions we're dying to know the answers too. Is that good?

Jo: It sure is! Thanks for having me. And just so you know, I'll make time to be on the JLB Creatives Blog anytime you want to feature me. 

Janet: Honored at that for sure. So, let's get down to business. . .

What book or books are you currently working on? Can we expect a new release soon?
I'm working on several books at the moment. Two non fiction; The Writers and Authors Guide to Social Media and Virtual Book Tours. Plus two children's picture books The Bedtime Book and the first book in The Adventures of Nappo and Lollo series, Where's Lollo?

Hopefully my next release date will be late Spring.

Janet: I'd like to add this great bunch of info regarding Jo's book: 

Fairy May dreams of one day becoming a tooth fairy but she struggles at school and always seems to get things wrong. With hard work and determination she prepares for her test. Will she realise her dream and become a tooth fairy?
Release Date: 
1st February 2013

Product details:
 Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1481951424
ISBN-13: 978-1481951425
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches

Time for dinner! No, no, no, we’re not cooking – we’re going out. So…where’s your favorite place to throw down some good food with friends and family? And even more so, what do you recommend from the menu?

Jo: I love sushi. It's strange before I had kids I couldn't stand fish. Just the sight of it would churn my stomach but now it's my favourite thing to eat. Weird how pregnancy changes your tastes. Anyway definitely sushi. Anything with salmon would be top of my list.

Chocolate or vanilla?
Dogs or cats?
Dogs (I'm allergic to cats)

We all love stories – especially yours! Would you be willing to give the readers a synopsis of your current book?

Fairy May dreams of one day becoming a tooth fairy but she struggles at school and always seems to get things wrong. With hard work and determination she prepares for her test. Will she realise her dream and become a tooth fairy?
 Creativity. Where does yours come from? This is something writers are asked about much of the time.  Would you be so kind as to elaborate on where you get your ideas and what sparks your creativity?

I get a lot of inspiration from my kids. Playing together or watching them play with each other, watching cartoons and reading books.

Love and romance, paranormal, epic fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, thriller, drama, and the list goes on. Where do your books fall as far as genre and reading audience?

Children's picture story books, pre-school and early readers
What are your favorite genres of books to read, and what are your favorite genres of books to write?

I have very varied tastes when it comes to both reading and writing. My favourite genres to read though would be suspense/thriller (especially crime) and chick lit.

As for writing I love working on children's books but also non-fiction. It would be hard to pick one over the other.

Social media has become a part of being an author. What are your 3 best tips of the trade for upcoming authors when it comes to building their social media platform?

1) Quality over quantity. Social media isn't a competition of most followers. What counts is the connection you build with the people that follow you. Interactions are far more important than a number to boast about.
2) Let your personality shine through. People want to connect with YOU.
3) Make sure you're giving people a reason to follow you. You need to think about it from the readers point of view. What do you offer? Why should they follow you?

For the first time in your writing career someone recognizes you as their favorite author, in public. Would you panic? Smile and bask in the moment? Blush and walk away? Invite them for coffee and cupcakes? Scream? Run? Faint?

Whenever this happens I smile and thank them. It's always nice to get a compliment. I also make sure they know my website and invite them to connect with me via my social media channels so we can get to know each other better.

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Again, we're so glad Jo was able to stop by. Wasn't she fun? Now, check out all these great places around the web you can find Jo and her books, as well as at upcoming events. Be sure and tell her you found her on the JLBC Blog!


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About the author: Jo Linsdell is a best selling author and illustrator, award winning blogger and freelance writer. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and their two young sons.
Author website:
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We hope you enjoyed Jo. Next week we will be featuring the amazing
author Melanie Roberts-King, and she's prepared to be featured
on April Fool's Day!
Did I mention she's fun, entertaining, a super author and a generally all around
great person...on if only the world had more Melanie's :)

Until next week,
Stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate for me!
Your Blog Host
Author Janet Beasley

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for having me here on your site and helping to spread the word about Fairy May. It's always a pleasure.


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