Saturday, August 31, 2019

Blake Sherrie, Author of Who Am I?

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Today we are interviewing Blake Sherrie about her motivational children’s book “Who Am I?"

About “Who Am I?”
“Who Am I?” is a motivational book encouraging children to explore their identity through respect for self and others, positive behavior, and character building. Promoting positive self awareness will have a lasting impact on our next generation and generations to follow. Let’s inspire the youth in your life to affirm who they are with confidence!

Who do you think would most enjoy this book?
Teachers, parents and grandparents reading it to toddlers through early elementary school age children.

What inspired you to write a children’s motivational book?
Always had a desire to inspire.

Your book has a theme of exploring one’s identity. Why do you think it is so important for children to explore their identity and have self-awareness?
They can learn any lesson and respect.

“Who Am I?” contains a number of important lessons about respect, positive behavior, and character building. Was it difficult to write about these important lessons yet also make the book fun and approachable for children?
No, because I believe we play a major part in speaking good behavior into their life.

Tell us about the characters in “Who Am I?”
The main characters are the brother and sister Evan and Eden. Then there are the twins Payton & Paige. Evan is a problem solver that is always helping his friends to find answers.

What are some of the issues the characters face while learning about their identity and exploring self-awareness?
Think smart and dream big, don’t put limitations on yourself, if you apply yourself the sky is the limit.

Did writing the book take you to unexpected places or reveal things you hadn’t thought about before?
Yes, it helped me realize, “Never allow fear to detour your trajectory, when life’s waiting on the one thing that most tend to avoid change” – by Blake Sherrie. 

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Children's motivational author Blake Sherrie.
Can you tell us a bit about your writing process?
My goal is to always inspire and encourage children to do their best. Reaching for the stars should be a challenge but, they can have fun in the process.

Do you have any tips for people looking to build confidence in their children?
Speak positive and remember, “When it’s your destiny you don't have to chase it, Faith and Aspiration brings you that much closer to your Dreams” by Blake Sherrie 

How did the book evolve from the initial idea to the finished manuscript?
Wanted to reach the masses, children are our future, and we must take the time to stimulate them with love.

Are there any authors who have influenced your writing style?
The author that influenced me the most and some of my favorite authors Dr. Seuss, Hans Augusto, and Margret Rey.

What was it like working with the illustrator, Christina Brown?
The illustrator was very helpful, and it was like she was seeing what I was thinking.

What do you hope readers will gain from reading your book?
You must love yourself and always respect others. Treat people how you want to be treated hoping what goes around will come back around.

How have readers responded to your book so far?
They love that it is bright, colorful, and eye catching also the fact that it’s 2 languages in one book and can serve to teach either language.

Can you share how your interest in writing developed? Did you always know you wanted to write or was it something that evolved with time?
Love working with children and wanted to inspire them all over the world.  Had been writing a manuscript for adult then it came to me one Saturday afternoon why not write for children because you can inspire, be creative with your ideas yet keep it simple.

In ten years, where would you like your writing career to be?
I would like to have numerous character building series that will teach valuable life lessons.

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How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?
I think ebooks are the future and we working on the format as we speak.

What do you have in mind for your next writing project?
The next book is a character book series one teamwork and the other helping others.

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?
I wrote with the raising money to open a facility for children. This would expose them to knowledge and activities that would make a difference it the world. 

About the Author
Blake Sherrie is children’s author who writes motivational help book that inspire students. She is a native of Baltimore that believes in times of uncertainty and negativity we all must remember these two words---dignity and respect. She believes you must never lose focus because dignity and respect for one another will surpass the evil that you encounter in some people’s hearts. You can contact me via email at blakesherriebooks@gmail.com. 

More Information
Buy a copy of "Who Am I?". 

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