sb white – Writing for Younger Readers

This week, our guest contributor is sb white, the self-published author of  The Nebula Chronicles, as well as three other books: The Twins of Fairland, The Twins of Fairland II, and  The Special Ones. Welcome to Author’s Digest, sb!

 

First, please tell our readers a bit about sb white.

 

sb white continues to entertain readers with her fourth book, The Nebula Chronicles. Writing in the fantasy and science fiction genre, she continues to craft stories filled with adventure and exciting characters. Visit sbwhite.org for free stories for the beginning reader.

 

Were there any literary influences that helped you develop your writing style?

 

I’ve always loved to read, especially mysteries. When I wrote The Twins of Fairland, it was a request from my granddaughter, who was eleven. She was transitioning from chapter books, but not ready for the young adult novels. The books are written for the younger reader in mind, and I try to keep them fun and exciting, but not preachy.

 

Please tell us a little about your books (we’ll go into more detail about each Nebula Chronicles  books in the second part of this interview).

 

If Star Wars  and the Harry Potter books were combined, you might get The Nebula Chronicles. They’re entertaining, family-friendly stories with exciting characters.

 

What inspired you to write the series? How long does it typically take you to finish your books?

 

I wanted a platform to develop different stories with a variety of characters that would appeal to younger readers. It can take me a year from story idea to getting the book published.

 

What’s the one message you’d like to convey to readers through your books?

 

I want to encourage children to continue reading beyond picture books. Good reading skills are a basic foundation for education.

 

What was your favorite part of self-publishing?

 

You can set your own timeline, as often times live does intrude.

 

What advice would you give to other aspiring authors?

 

Don’t become discouraged, continue to write, and stay true to yourself.

 

What are you working on next?

 

I’m working on a sequel to The Nebula Chronicles.

 

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Next week, sb white will talk to us in more detail about her Nebula Chronicles trilogy. Readers, all of sb white’s books are available at Amazon and the AuthorHouse Bookstore.

 

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