Visit her at www.CrystalMarcos.com
(via Amazon Author Pages)
BBB: What inspired you to become a children's author?
CM: My love for books and children inspired me to become a children’s author. When I was little, my mother would draw pictures for me and I would write stories about them. She played a part in my wanting to become a writer.
CM: I knew I wanted to write a book that featured sweets. I have always been fond of books that feature food. I wanted to create a book that transported the reader into a new and exciting fantasy world. I sat down and just started writing and BELLYACHE was born.
BBB: BELLYACHE won the 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Award. What does that mean to you as an author?
It is amazing! It is such an honor to be recognized among the millions of authors out there. It means a great deal that people are reading and enjoying my very first book. I feel I can’t go anywhere other than up from here and it puts a fire in my pen to put out work that is that much better.
CM: I’m going to answer this with my book description.
The magical adventure continues in the spine-tingling fantasy-adventure, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE! Crystal Marcos delivers another whimsically entertaining escapade for ages seven and up. Readers will delight in more sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, non-stop action adventures of Peter and his best friend, Lina.
When Peter Fisher sets out for school one morning, he has no idea that trouble is stirring in his hometown. With the unexpected arrival of his new Candonite friends from Maple Town, Peter and Lina have extra help saving their beloved town and loved ones from the clutches of the one villain they had hoped they would never see again. Humorous and thought provoking, this unforgettably entertaining story teaches a valuable lesson about standing up and facing one’s fears.
BBB: What do you hope children will learn from your books?
CM: I hope children learn and have fun with my books. I do have a major lesson in each book with smaller lessons sprinkled in between. I hope when children are done reading them they don’t ever forget them and that they find a special place in their hearts.
BBB: Are you currently working on other books?
CM: I am currently working on a YA novel and I have picture books I hope to complete soon. The picture books involve illustrations and seeing as how I didn’t get a gene for drawing, they may take longer than expected.
You can find out more about Crystal Marcos and her books by visiting www.crystalmarcos.com.