How long have you been writing? When did you sell your first book?
What a great start! You have published mainly non-fiction works. It sounds like you have fiction projects inside you, too, right?
How do you decide what topics to write about? Does your publisher make suggestions?
How do you research your topics?
What type of writing schedule do you have?
How do you handle life interruptions?
What have you always dreamed of writing, but haven't yet?
What one thing do you like most about writing? Least?
What is your next project?
What is your advice for other writers?
Both titles are available through area bookstores and directly from Cedar Fort. They come in three different options. The book, the book on cd-rom with colored illustrations, or a combination set with both the book and cd.
My Primary curriculum really does stand out above the competition. As I said earlier, I stick very closely to what the Church asks us to do. With Primary, that’s a bit different from what most people are used to. When I write a sharing time lesson I also write in the music time. They’re one complete whole, just as the general Primary board has asked us to do. Most people consider sharing time and singing time two separate events, but they’re not meant to be. We’ve been asked to mesh the two so that the childrens’ learning and the power of the Spirit is greater. Really, what do you remember more about Primary: the lesson or the music? Most other resources focus on lessons and music separately and you have to buy multiple books to get the material you need.
What other work of yours has been published?
Planting Seeds of Faith: Fun Character-building Activities for LDS Children, 2004, Horizon Publishers
Walking the Path of Faith: More Fun Character-building Activities for LDS Children, 2004, Horizon Publishers (Horizon is now a division of Cedar Fort)
Sharing Through Song: I Will Follow God’s Plan for Me, 2004, Horizon Publishers
Sharing Through Song: I Will Trust in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ—Their Promises Are Sure, 2005, Horizon Publishers
Sharing Through Primary Songs: I’ll Follow Him in Faith, 2006, Horizon Publishers
I also publish in the Friend and Ensign magazines occasionally, and write for a lot of other children’s magazines. I do a monthly family home evening lesson for Desert Saints Magazine and keep a lot of other technical writing projects on the fire as well!