Martha Faulkner has stopped by today to talk about her book The Pug That Survived Katrina. Today is the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that hit the Louisiana Coast on August 29, 2005. Although her book about a pug called Napi is fictional and told from the dog's point of view, it is nevertheless the account of a family's dog and what the animals went through after the area was evacuated.
Which authors inspire you?
Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown for my reading pleasure. Bill Wallace for children’s books to share. He shows life through animal eyes.
What are you working on next?
My sequel titled Just Like Magic.
Tell us a little about you.
As an elementary teacher, I love to share rich, versatile writing with my students. My favorite time of the day is right after lunch when I get to do Teacher Read. Sharing good literature and helping children grow to love reading and writing is a joy! And I get paid to do this?
What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Write what you love reading.
What's your favorite season/weather?
I absolutely adore summer! Growing up, I spent most of my summers at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas - swimming, sunning, and skiing to my heart’s content. Ah, youth! These lazy summer days allowed me to develop my love of reading which led to my love of writing.
Who do you imagine is your reader?
My third grade students. They are the best audience and critiquers.
Where is The Pug That Survived Katrina available?
It is currently available on amazon.com, kindle, my school library, and in some small bookstores. It will soon be on barnesandnoble.com and nook. Hopefully more bookstores and libraries to come!
How can readers find out more about you?
I’m on Facebook sharing with my friends and family about my publishing journey. I’m working on a website and blog. Spreading my media wings ASAP! And watch for my sequel Just Like Magic coming out next spring.