Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Interview With Lisa Katzenberger, author of National Regular Average Ordinary Day!

Today I'm happy to present an interview with Lisa Katzenberger, author of National Regular Average Ordinary Day, which releases June 23rd!

Here's the interview!

The bold font are the questions I asked, the regular font are her answers, and the bold italic font are my comments about her answers.

Would you please describe your book, National Regular Average Ordinary Day, in seven words?
 A boy learns to celebrate the ordinary.

In the book, Peter creates his own holiday. If you could create your own holiday, what would it be?
National Be Lazy and No One Will Judge You (Not Even Yourself) Day! I like to stay busy, so I always have a few books or freelance projects in the works, and then kids, house stuff, some sliver of a social life. Balancing it all is hard, and when I take time for self-care I feel so guilty! If I could have one day to do nothing and not feel bad about it, that would be a win for me!

I like this holiday! :)

Random Question! What’s your favorite TV show?
Right now my husband and I are binging Schitt’s Creek on Netflix! Love it so much!

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Treat learning to write just like learning a sport. You need to practice – a lot – and you will likely make a bunch of mistakes in the beginning. But your writing muscles will get stronger the more stories you produce. Keep practicing, surround yourself with supportive coaches, teammates, and cheerleaders. You won’t get yourself to the big game overnight, but you can learn a lot along the way as you train. And when you finally make it to the playoffs, all the bruises you earned along the way will be worth it!

Excellent advice! :)

What are some books you’re looking forward to reading in 2020? And if you’ve already read some ‘20 books, would you like to mention them?
There are so many great picture books coming out in 2020 that I can’t wait to read! Here are just a few! 

Extraordinary Ordinary Ella, Amber Hendricks
Two Biclyces in Beijing, Teresa Robeson
Two Dogs On A Trike, Gabi Synder
Lillybelle, A Damsel Not In Distress, Joana Pastro
Diabetes Doesn't Stop Maddie, Sarah Glenn Marsh
Dinosong, Tim McCanna
Jules vs The Ocean, Jessie Sima

These sound fun! :)

Thank you to Lisa Katzenberger for letting me interview her, and for participating in this event! :)

Author bioLisa Katzenberger has been creating stories since she was a kid. She loves to write books that make children laugh, escape, and dream. Lisa lives near Chicago with her husband and two children. Connect with her on twitter -- @FictionCity.

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1 comment:

  1. Great interview! Thanks for the shout out for TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE, Lisa! BTW, I'm enjoying Schitt’s Creek, too. Can't wait for National Regular Average Ordinary Day!


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