Meet P.C. Marotta, Author of Twinkle and the Little Red Ball, In My Mother's Kitchen and other stories
Her newly published children's book, Twinkle and The Little Red Ball is beautifully written with a section for children to color in the back. Illustrated by the very talented Amy Houghton from the United Kingdom, this book once again shows the uniqueness of the author. Always with a message, Twinkle and The Little Red Ball is a wonderful story which will entertain children while teaching them that no matter how different we all look, or where we may come from we can all come together as a team for any good cause.
BBB: What inspired you to become an author?
PCM: My first two books, Brooklyn Italian and In My Mother's Kitchen, we're cookbook memoirs.
Stories that had to be told. I've always felt in life, all of us have inspiring stories that somehow are never realized and then they just wither away. Life is too short and precious not to share wonderful happenings and history.
With those books I was on the brink of my own cooking show, they gave me a chance to be on T.V. and many radio shows and magazines, but something was missing.
I thought to myself, do and write about what you really love and that was easy to answer, dogs.
I was a veterinarian for a little over 23 years I wanted a major change in my life, happier changes. That with my undying love for dogs I started writing happy goofy stories with all the main characters my dogs, with added fun characters that my illustrator creates. Each story is a fun story but it also teaches, they are life lessons to live by. My theory is, if we can change the thinking of our youngest humans, we may very well turn this idea of "it's a me me world of entitlement" around.
We also include coloring pages in the back of our books to encourage creativity. Creativity enriches the soul, spirit and the mind.
PCM: Twinkle is a real Shih Tzu. He really does play with this ted ball he is obsessed with. Twinkle was also born with one of his front legs a bit different than the other so his source of fun and adventure is playing with this red ball.
Since Twinkle is different, a bit more challenged than the others I thought to take the story to another level. Not only is it about a little dog who loses his beloved red ball, it tells the story of how we can be friends and come together despite our differences.
BBB: What do you think children will enjoy most about your story?
PCM: The characters.
PCM: My illustrator, Amy Houghton, currently is illustrating our 3rd book, No Peonies For Pea. A lovely story about the environment And some adorable characters as well.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
PCM: Go to my website: pcmarotta.com
Follow me on Facebook: PCMarottaAuthor
My books are sold on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble Nook also worldwide databases.