Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write multicultural children’s books. Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband, daughter and newborn son live on a river in Connecticut.
When did you first get bit by the writing bug?
After the birth of my daughter, I started writing books for kids. I wanted to write fun and imaginative books for kids that featured multicultural characters.
Why did you decide to write stories for children?
I wanted my kids to be able to see and read books featuring multicultural characters that did not focus on race or ethnicity.
Do you believe it is harder to write books for a younger audience?
No. I love to try to think like an 8-12 year old. My favorite part of writing for the age group is trying to capture their imagination and fun-loving nature.
Can you tell us what your latest book is all about?
OMG… Am I A Witch?! is the enchanting story of a little girl who discovers her magical powers after turning her annoying older brother into a dog using a spell found on the Internet.
A classic story of “be careful what you wish for.” OMG… is a hair-raising, action packed tale of a girl looking for a spell reversal and finding herself in the process.
What inspired you to write it?
It just came to me one day as a fun and imaginative idea.
Where can readers purchase a copy?
They can purchase a copy from the publisher’s website (Pinwheel Books):
Amazon (for Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/OMG-Am-Witch-Talia-Aikens-Nu%C3%B1ez-ebook/dp/B00FQI9SZO/
Amazon (paperback): http://www.amazon.com/OMG-Am-I-A-Witch/dp/0985424850/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/omgam-i-a-witch-talia-aikens-nu-ez/1117110410
What is up next for you?
I am trying to find a home for my next children’s book, Dragon Guardians.
Do you have anything else to add?
I hope everyone enjoys the fun and magical adventure of April and her friends. You can find me online at http://talia-aikens-nunez.vpweb.com and like me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/taliaaikensnunezchildrenswriter
Thank you for spending time with us today, Talia. We wish you much success.