Second Wind Creations interviews children’s book authors with a new blog series – Bringing Ideas To Life. In this blog series, we will Interview authors about how they ‘brought their writing ideas to life.’ If you are a children’s book author and are interested in being interviewed for this new series, please CONTACT US at the Second Wind Creations website.
Our first author for the interview series is Cheryl Lewis Beverly, author of the Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright series of children’s bedtime stories.
SWC: What is the working title of your book or project?
CLB: The working title of my book project is Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright Series of Children’s Bedtime Stories.
SWC: Where did the idea come from for the book or project?
CLB: After two or three short stories about children coping with their “behavior” issues popped into my head over a couple of days I realized that I was writing a series of stories with a single storyteller, Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright (pronounced, “wish all be right”).
SWC: What genre does it fall under, if any?
CLB: The most appropriate genre for this collection is children’s bedtime stories.
SWC: If applicable, who would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
CLB: A movie depicting the tales of Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright would most characteristically be an animated cartoon series.
SWC: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your manuscript or project?
CLB: She “tattles” to us about the many children she has skillfully guided over her many years.
SWC: Will your book or story be self-published or represented by an agency?
CLB: The books are available as eBooks on Nook and Kindle.
SWC: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
CLB: Each of the dozen stories was “given” to me whole over the years.
SWC: What other book or stories would you compare this story to within the genre?
CLB: I have found no other series similar to Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright. She is unique.
SWC: Who or what inspired you to write this book or story?
CLB: Each story was delivered to me by what I call my “spiritual muse.”
SWC: What else about the book or story might pique the reader’s interest?
CLB: Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright is a mystical being whose tales resolve each child’s behavior issue naturally within their environment and without adult intervention.
Cheryl Lewis Beverly, Second Wind Creations author and self-publisher, is a mother and a grandmother. She worked for over thirty years with children as a counselor, psychologist, parent and optimistically interested observer. Living in Chicago, IL, Lansing, MI, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA, before retiring to the desert in Palm Springs, CA, gave Cheryl the opportunity to observe and participate in many, varied social and educational settings observing and working with both parents and their remarkable children.
Cheryl has professional degrees in History, Guidance and Counseling, Educational Psychology and African and African-American Studies. In retirement, Cheryl’s passion is in portraying the children and families she has known through the touching and amusing stories of Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright written for the delight of children and adults. Her stories offer a unique and often humorous insight into the struggles, joys, failures and successes of our human experience.