Frequently asked questions

How did you get started writing children's books?


I have always told stories to my children at bedtime. At night I would make up stories for them and let them dream up the ending. It was their "Good Dream". Once they got older, I still had the stories in my head and decided to write them down. I set a goal of writing 10 books in 10 years and accomplished that in 2017.




How do you come up with your ideas?


I get my story ideas from all over. I love to sit in nature and let my mind wander. I watch and listen to people, especially children, to help answer the questions they have.




Why do you like to write children's books?


I hope to teach children about the topic and instill a love for books. Children will learn to love reading if they love the people they are reading with.




What is your favorite way to write? (pencil and paper, computer...)


I love pencils! Just regular wooden pencils with eraser caps that are yellow or white. I know it may sound strange, but they make me happy. I like to write longhand in notebooks. Then I can make notes in the margins and draw illustrations with them. I put them on the computer and do my true editing there.




Do you have a special place you like to write?


I work everywhere. Ideas will come into my mind overnight, in the middle of the day, while I am hiking, pretty much everywhere. I always carry a notebook with me so I can jot down ideas that I have.




Do you have advice for children who love to write and for those who don't?


If you love to write, you should keep a notebook with you at all times. That way you can keep track of your thoughts. Also, write everyday if you have the chance. Even if it is only a little bit. If you don't like to write, remember, there is a story inside us all. You can write about everyday events, like breakfast, the trip to school, your classmates, or just about anything you see and do. It gets easier the more you practice.




Where can I get an autographed copy of your books?


I am happy to autograph books for people. You can go to my website and order a book, or email me and tell me who you are and what book you would like to order. I can sign it and send it right out. grubnedor@comcast.net





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