Welcome back to Author’s Digest, where we have the privilege of showcasing our noteworthy self-published writers from around the world. Last week, we began our interview with author, actress, producer and model Sanjini Bhakta.
If you haven’t read part one of our interview, you can find it on our main Author Blogs page. Otherwise, let’s continuing our discussion with one of our more multifaceted authors!
My Life as a Dollar Bill
My Life as a Dollar Bill follows Bill, a one-dollar bill on its adventures from a bank, to the busy streets of New York City, freezing inside a Coca-Cola machine and enjoying a roller coaster ride at Disney World. Every dollar counts and so does this one-dollar bill!
The Chocolate Pony
Chocolate is an adventurous pony and is the color of chocolate. She gets lost beyond the meadow one day and loses sight of her mom and her home. Her adventures take her to become the star of a pet zoo, the star of a circus where she performs pony tricks, and living a life of luxury with a little girl who adores her. Will she find her way home?
What inspired you to write your books?
My father, who is an astute businessman, and my struggles to be like him are what inspired me to write My Life as a Dollar Bill. I also wrote this book because I want children to understand the value of money, that it is currency and exchanges through many different hands (rich and poor.) I want children to use their creativity and imaginations while enjoying the dollar bill’s fun adventures and journey.
I was inspired to write The Chocolate Pony when I was talking to a friend’s three-year-old son who was excited to tell me his experiences of going to the pet zoo and riding a pony. I asked him what color the pony was and he said “chocolate,” and that is how I came up with the title.
Author’s Digest will conclude our interview with Sanjini Bhakta just after the New Year! Her books, The Chocolate Pony and My Life as a Dollar Bill, are available in the AuthorHouse Bookstore. More information and interviews are available at the following sites:
Sanjini Bhakta’s Children’s Stories
1) Matilda, the Most Expensive Pig in the World – about a sow in Provence, France who digs for truffle mushrooms and gets stolen by a thief.
2) Wobbles the Jellyfish Goes to School – Jellyfish have no brains, eyes, ears or heart so how is Wobbles going to pass his exams in a classroom with other fish and crustaceans?
3) Pedro, the Blue Frog – is a South American blue frog that is different from the other green frogs.
4) Milly, the Lazy Goat – has never climbed up a mountain in the whole of Austria.
5) The Inquisitive Bear – a reverse Goldilocks story of a bear that enters an empty cottage in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
6) The Man Whose Beard Grew so Long – fairytale takes place in India centuries ago. A king’s beard grows longer and longer the greedier he gets until it wraps around the globe several times blocking ships from crossing the oceans, etc.
7) Shaka, the Timid Lion – does not live up to his name in Zululand.
8) Izzy and his Pet Snails – Izzy has two pet snails but they escape one day.
9) A Tale of Two Knights – Two siblings play a game of chess and when they go to sleep the chess pieces come to life and the kids participate in the medieval battle.
10) The Unusual Pie – a boy bakes a pecan pie that overflows into the city of New Orleans because of a magic potion in it.
11) The Mischievous Dress – Every time a girl wears this dress it makes her do some mischievous things and she eventually overcomes her shyness.
12) Walter, the Snouzer – Walter is a stubborn snouzer who does not enjoy Xmas.
13) Origins of the Universe – Children’s version of where we came from.
14) Cassidy and the T-Rex – Cassidy’s adventures with the T-Rex.
15) Poppy the Pumpkin – A Thanksgiving story about a pumpkin finding a home.