Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Fave Children's Literature-Meet Author Tim Johnson

It's time once again for Friday's Fave Children's Literature. I'm pleased to introduce this week's featured children's author, Tim Johnson. Please read the interview of this talented author.  

What inspired you to become a children's author?
During a trip to Japan as an exchange student in high school I picked up a children's book in Japanese to practice my reading and build my vocabulary. After finding how useful this book was to me and how easy it was to learn and commit new words to memory in the context of a story, I was inspired to create my own character and write children's books written in two languages and specifically written to help children learn new words and phrases.

What book(s) have you written that you would like to tell us about?
Bosley Sees the World and Bosley Goes to the Beach are the first two books in the "Adventures of Bosley Bear" series. They are both currently available in a variety of different languages, all of which include the English translation and are specifically designed to passively teach children new words and phrases in the context of a beautifully illustrated, fun, wholesome bedtime story.

Do you have any favorite childhood books?
Omae Umasou Da Na? (Japanese children's book about a small dinosaur by the name of "Delicious")
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Do you have advice for aspiring writers?

Self publish, and put out quality material. The amount of self published authors out there will eventually overtake the tyranny of the publishing companies and the good quality work will rise to the top.

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