This week we would like to introduce our latest children's author, Brandie Grasso. Royal Pelican Tales: Introducing Prince Henry and Princess Henrietta is a story that will inspire children and adults alike.
Keep reading to learn more about the author and her writing process.
Tell me about your journey to becoming a writer.
My journey to becoming a writer started in early childhood. I would often write letters to express my feelings instead of talking!
What was the main inspiration behind your book?
The main inspiration behind writing this book was when I actually found and agreed to take care of the birds after Hurricane Harvey. I wanted to tell a happy, uplifting story, we were all healing from something dark at the time, and I wanted to share light and happiness!!
What kind of research did you have to do for it?
Not much research considering I see Henry and Henrietta daily. I read online about what to feed them.
What was your writing routine?
My writing routine was a little bit at a time. Daily, spiritually-driven listening to my intuitive voice.
What was the process behind the character creation?
My characters are derived from the personalities I see in the birds, Henry always looked Regal, my imagination visualized them both as royalty!
Describe your book in one sentence.
A delightful story that weaves spiritual magic through two incredible gifts of nature.
Tell us about the best writing advice you’ve ever received.
The best writing advice I have recieved is not to force the words, but to work on your book daily even if it is to place a comma and that’s all...
Do you have any upcoming events?
NO, due to the pandemic events have been limited.
Tell us something about you that your fans may not know or something that you want to share.
My life changed as the birds healed, and I started to heal from a severe nervous breakdown.
Why should people read your book?
People should read my book because it is a story written straight from my heart that makes anyone who reads it happy. It is a story that inspires light, hope, care, warmth and love!!