Interview with Taneeka

Encino Charter Elementary - Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva

Question: How long did it take you to write Broccoli Chronicles?

Answer: It took a little over six years.

Question: Why did it take you so long?

Answer: For many reasons.  First, I had a limited background in Children’s Fiction and needed to familiarize myself with this style of writing.  Second, in addition to writing the novel, I had to divide my time between creating/managing a publishing company and marketing my book.  Third, I’m a full-time teacher, wife, and mother.

Question: What inspired you to create the Little Kids, Big Voices book series?

Answer: Being a teacher has allowed me to see first-hand what is missing at home and in the school system.  I wanted to write books that encourage kids to be leaders and to devote more of their time to reading.  I believe my humorous, inspiring, and educating book series will encourage kids to incorporate reading into their daily routine.

Question: What do you love about Myrtle?

Answer: I love everything about Myrtle especially her courage and funny sense of humor.

Question: How many books are in the Little Kids, Big Voices series?

Answer: At least six.

Question: When is the next book coming out?

Answer: Well, Broccoli Chronicles will be released in November 2014.  The second book is scheduled for December 2015.

Question: Do you plan to write any other books outside of this book series?

Answer: Yes!! Some say that the sky is the limit.  Well, for me, there is no limit.  We should push to reach even higher; higher beyond what our eyes can see and our mind can comprehend.  I plan to challenge myself.


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