My friend and fellow author MIMI CROSS, just launched her debut book, BEFORE GOODBYE, a YA contemporary that’s has all the elements of a page turner – teen angst, love lost and found, dealing with loss, friendship and who to trust, and more. One lucky reader of this blog will have a chance to win a signed copy of the book. See the end of the post to learn how. For now, here’s Mimi:
Hey Darlene, thanks for having me on your blog.
You’ve asked me to answer a few questions, including how I came to write children’s books. This is probably the only thing about writing prose that’s crystal clear for me: the inspiration came from my son.
Up until my son was born, for nearly twenty years, I’d been a singer songwriter. I taught music in the schools for fifteen of those years, after receiving my Bachelor of…