Name Karen and Kathy Sills
Where are you from Harrisville, Mississippi
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
Karen and Kathy are identical twins. They have a passion for writing and cooking. They went to college for Child Development. Karen and Kathy currently work in a daycare. They live with their Mother and four-legged dog, Molly.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
We are waiting for our Wiggle Worm series to come out. Wiggle Worm’s Colorful Week, Monday Is Yellow Day
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
We began writing back in high school where we got a few things published in the school paper. We enjoy creating stories and sharing them with our audience.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When our very first book came out
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
We needed a story for our class at work. That is how Feelings, Feelings, Feelings was born.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
We mostly write recipes and children’s books.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
We came up with the title Feelings, Feelings, Feelings for a book on emotions. We came up with the title of Wiggle Worm’s Shape Adventure so that kids could learn shapes through the eyes of animals.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
We have not written a novel, but that is one of our dreams to do
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Our books written on experience due to the fact we work with kids and teach them daily
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
Our job influences us.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Karen Kingsbury, her work is about every day life. Debbie Macomber, she has humor and fun in each book.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
God has blessed us in our writing journey.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, because PDMI Publishing did an awesome job.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
From reading books.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Wiggle Worm’s Shape Adventure
Wiggle Worm wandered around his room. “I have to find some shapes for school tomorrow,”
he said in a soft whisper. He crawled over slowly to his leaf bed and laid his head on something soft and round. Wiggle Worm began to cry, “Boo hoo.”
“Why are you crying?” Black Crow asked, as he landed in the window sill.
Wiggle Worm wiped the tears from his eyes. He looked up at his feathered friend. “I can’t find any shapes for school tomorrow!” Wiggle Worm exclaimed.
“Oh,” said Black Crow. “What about that thing your head was laying on?” He asked, trying to help.
Wiggle Worm looked at Black Crow, then at his pillow. “It’s a circle!” he shouted, dancing around.
“Thanks,” Wiggle Worm said.
“Goodbye!” shouted Black Crow. “Happy to have helped you, friend!” He added as he flew away.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Mostly book signings.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
There was nothing hard about it.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
We learned it is a full filling job to see the expressions on each child’s face.
Fiona: If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead
We would love to see Wiggle Worm’s Shape Adventure done into a cartoon, and Vince Gill do the voice of Wiggle Worm.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
If any caregiver buys our books they can be assured that their child will receive a learning experience.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
We are reading The Rose Trilogy by: Beverly Lewis
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
We have read too many books to remember the first one.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Humorous books makes us laugh. Sad stories makes us cry.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
Julia Childs because she is the best of both worlds, a writer and a cook.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
We have not thought about it.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Making up recipes, and cooking.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Cooking channel. Favorite movie: Julie and Julia.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Favorite food, Hamburgers, Pizza, Fried Chicken, Tacos. Favorite color, Karen’s is Red, and Kathy’s is Yellow. Favorite music is Gospel.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
We would love to own our own bakery or food truck.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?