My questions for Mayra:
Children's writers seem to have a knack for thinking like a child. What were you like as a five-year-old?
I was a shy, quiet child, but I had a wonderful imagination and was always playing with dolls, Barbies, and imaginary characters in a series of mystery and adventure situations. I didn't have trouble playing on my own because I would create imaginary characters and carry out conversations with them. Actually, now that I look back, it sounds pretty spooky! When I outgrew playing 'House' with my baby dolls, I loved playing I Dream of Jeannie, James Bond, and Tarzan (especially out in the garden in the rain). I didn't like reading back then. Storytelling was in my head. It wasn't until I was about 11, when I discovered Agatha Christie, that I became an avid reader. So I didn't have a favorite book as a child!
Share the best feedback from a child you've received for your writing.
I can't recall anything specific, but I do love their 'Ahhhh' and 'Ohhhh' when they listen to my stories. When they listen with rapt attention, that's pretty neat too.
About the Book:
In Crash!, Marcelo is thrilled when he gets a golden retriever puppy for his birthday, but now he faces one of the toughest jobs of his life, not only because owning a pet is a huge responsibility, but because he has to find the perfect name for it-and that's hard!
Crash has his own blog: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/crash.htm
UPDATE from Mayra: I just found out that Crash is already available for sale in Spanish! Here's a link to the news:
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