By way of introduction, here is Sheri Poe-Pape’s bio:
Sheri Poe-Pape has written many internet articles about people in the arts and history.
Cassie’s Marvelous Music Lessons, Cassie Pup Takes the Cake?? and Cassie Pup’s Favorite Ladybug and Snake Stories are the author’s first three children’s books.
She has also been Director/Educator of the Pape Conservatory of Music for the past forty years.
Sheri is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where she studied Music, English and Creative Writing. She lives with her family in Northern Illinois, where she continues to write and to teach music-alongside Cassie.
Hello, Sheri, welcome to Angel Kiss Publications. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview.
Thank you for having me.
When did the writing bug ensnare you?
Back in 2007
Is writing your full-time profession?
No – half-time. I own a music teaching studio.
How long have you been writing?
On and off since childhood
Have you won any literary awards?
Over ten. One of them is international. Readers can view them on www.sheripoe-pape.com.
How many published books have you written?
Which genre do you write?
What do you find most challenging writing for this genre?
Working on the illustrations
What are you working on now?
A fourth book of children’s poetry
Where do you find inspiration for your characters?
From my dog, Cassie
What has been your most rewarding experience since publishing your work?
Book events where I visit with the children after reading my books to them.
Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?
I have also written poetry for adults.
What message are you sharing in your books?
To show kindness in any situation.
What are your favorite books?
Books by Hans Christian Andersen
If you could create an author’s group with writers from any time period, who would you invite?
Edgar Allan Poe, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Brothers Grimm.
When you’re not writing, where can we find you?
Watching old movies-1960’s back to silent era.
A movie producer wants to turn your book into a movie and you get to make a cameo. What would you do in the movie?
I would be the principal lady from my first book.
Do you have a website/Facebook page, etc?
Yes, www.sheripoe-pape.com and about five Facebook pages.
Where can we find your books?
My first three books are on Amazon; the first two books are at Barnes and Noble.
Thank you, Sheri, for spending time with us and sharing your story. We wish you continued success and lots of luck!
Sheri’s Featured Book
Cassie Pup sure loves to tell storybook tales.
Especially those about a ladybug and snake!
But are these tales just about an ordinary ladybug and snake?
And will Lucy the Loony Ladybug get her colors right, and Claiborne the Cha Cha Cobra dance his way to the winner’s circle?
Bug and reptile lovers of ALL AGES will find this book very humorous and colorfully illustrated.
Parents will also appreciate the subtle references that promote diversity and competitiveness.
Join Cassie Pup in her third book of the Cassie Pup Series, as she eloquently narrates about the fun, humor and sometimes chaos that occur in the animated bug and reptile world.