Saturday, January 20, 2018

A Q&A With Karen Meyer, Author of "My Valentine Heart"

"My Valentine Heart"
by Karen Meyer (MANA) welcomes Karen Meyer to the MANA Family of Authors.  Ms. Meyer is the author of My Valentine Heart, the story of two sisters who have their conflicts but overcome their problems through love.  Click HERE to preview or purchase My Valentine Heart on MANA's website

MANA: What is the title of your book? 
Karen Meyer (KM): My Valentine Heart.

MANA: Who are the main characters?
KM: Sisters, Allannah and Jacinta.

MANA: Can you give us a synopsis of your book?
KM: Fifth-grader, Allannah, is aggravated by Jacinta's interruptions while she is trying to make home-made valentines for her classmates. As Valentine's Day comes near, Allannah's heart becomes more loving toward her sister. As time passes, Jacinta is discovered by a boy who wants to spend time with her, leaving Allannah wondering, "Does she know she has a sister?" Mom works two jobs to keep the family housed and clothed and has also offered Grandma a home. The girls are shocked when Grandma wins a game they play. Mom loves her girls dearly and is satisfied to live in the memory of her late husband. Conflict arises when she is asked on a date. How do the girls feel about this? What does Grandma suggest?

MANA: How did you come up with the idea for the book?
KM: Thinking about how one can become loving toward a person who aggravates, when one realizes they have a choice to love instead. 

MANA: What do you want readers to get out of your new book after they read it?
KM:  I hope the reader sees that a family can be loving to each other even though there are differences.
MANA: Is this your first time self-publishing a book? 
KM No, I have self-published three other books, but this book with MANA is my first chapter book.

MANA: When and where do you write?
KM: I write at home at different times during the day and night.

MANA: Who are your writing influencers? (writers, books, teachers, etc.)?
KM My high school English teacher; daughter, who is an author; and my dear husband who helps when the computer doesn't like me. 

MANA: Are you working on another book? If so, what is it about?
KM: Yes, a book about an eighth-grade boy who lives on a ranch longing for a friend. This one will be a MANA publication as well. 

To purchase My Valentine Heart, on MANA's website, click HERE

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