Looking for some amazing and fun reads for your children this holiday season? Maybe have a “12 Nights of Holiday Reading” with all of Uncle Daves Books? Then wrap them up and place them under the Christmas Tree as kids love reading them over and over as they are colorful and have teachable little lessons in each one! But who IS Author, David Howard? How did he begin publishing beautiful children’s reads?
Most of that can be answered in Cat’s Spotlighted Post of Uncle Dave here a few weeks ago: “We Welcome Uncle Dave To Cat’s Reading Den”… And about his new book release too! All of his books are available now on Amazon.com, Kindle, and Barnes and Noble.
But recently he did an amazing “Author Interview” over at my friend Vinny who runs the Book Site Awesomegang! Now we can learn just what makes Uncle Dave so passionate about writing, drawing, and producing all his Fabulous Children’s Books…
All About Uncle David Howard, Author
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. I was born with dyslexia, ADD, and autism. I graduated from the art institute of Pittsburgh with an associate degree and the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of fine arts. I have over a dozen books I have written, co-authored and illustrated.
I enjoy visiting schools around my state and speaking and sharing my books with the children and my story of overcoming disabilities and let children know they too can be or do anything when they open their minds to all possibilities and what I try to teach within my books.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Green Pickle Juice.” My stepdaughter asked me one day, “Do you have any use for pickle juice?” This question stuck in my head for over five years and I finally put it all in a book!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Well, I write on anything. I have written on recites, napkins, cardboard boxes. When an idea hits? I write it down fast!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen king. Believe it or not. I loved his worlds, and of course, I love Dr. Seuss with his classic children’s books and rhymes.
What are you working on now?
Many things. Maybe another bible story, or Christmas story and a combination of both of course.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Facebook. I also use a Secret Cat! Lol.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
The three R’s!, read, write, research. Writers write, and writers must-read. Ask yourself questions. Who, what, when, where, why, and what if? Never stop asking yourself questions.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Don’t aim low, always aim high, I’ll tell you why. Aim for the moon and the stars, even if you miss, you’ll land on mars.” This is from my book: ‘Why can’t I fly’ by me, Uncle Dave.
What are you reading now?
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing because writers write right? Also, I am operating a brick and mortar store where I will be teaching writing, stained glass, and painting.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia
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