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Author Showcase: Kathe Yuksel

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 22, 2010

Kathe Yuksel is the author of a fun, educational book titled ’Wow, What A Ride!’ Yuksel talks to us about creating her book …

TCBR: Can you tell us about your book Wow, What a Ride?

Kathe: Wow, What A Ride! has brought me much joy and I know that once you experience the adventure of Wow, What A Ride! you will want to return again and again.

TCBR: What was is that inspired you to write this particular story?

Kathe: I had so many ideas from my own family adventures, and from the great and memorable times we have had together.

TCBR:
What is the most important lesson you hope readers will learn from your book?

Kathe: An important lesson I hope the readers will learn is that reading should be a time for sharing and expanding minds together.

TCBR:  What would you say was the most surprising things you learned in creating this book?

Kathe: The most surprising thing I learned in creating this book was that I really can do it!

TCBR:  How long did it take you to complete Wow, What a Ride?

Kathe: It took me about 9 months to complete my book from editing, illustrations, layout, and printing, with the help from Betta Book Publishing.

TCBR: Are you working on anything new?

Kathe: At this time, I am working on a continuation on Wow, What A Ride! I am also working on a novel.

TCBR: Did you always aspire to be a writer and when did you first consider yourself a writer?

Kathe: I never really thought of myself as a writer, but now after publishing Wow, What A Ride! I feel like writing is something I was always meant to do.

TCBR: What do you find to be the most challenging aspect or writing for children?

Kathe: The most challenging aspect in writing for children is making sure that the pictures and writing are big and fabulous.

TCBR: What do you find to be the most rewarding aspect of writing for children?

Kathe: I have met many great people who are so willing to help Wow, What A Ride! I want to reach as many children as I can.

TCBR: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Kathe: I do – remember reading to our children at an early age is so important!

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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