Oh my! I’m going GA-GA!!
As the release date of my first children’s book, Goony Goo-Goo and Ga-Ga Too, draws near, I just can’t contain myself because this is a dream that is real and surreal. For years, I have pushed my stories to the side. I am a writer at heart and I have always dreamed of writing the same kind of stories that I read every night to my kids. Writing erotic tales is not my cup of tea. I have five kids and I don’t need or want to write fictional sex tales about how to get them…know what I mean. But I like reading some of those stories. A few of my best friends are best selling authors who write erotic novels.
But what takes my breathe away are whimsical tales for children. I love books by Ezra Jack Keats and Jan Bret. I grew up reading Amelia Bedelia, those were my favorite. My own kids library at home are filled with literally hundreds of Caldecott and Coretta Scott award winning books. From classics like The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to some funny new tales like Leo Cockroach Toy Tester and one of my all-time favs Click-Clack Moo, Cows that Talk.
I LOVE children’s books! I am an avid reader and a strong believer that you have to actually READ to your children to foster a love of reading in them. So for years I would write them and just store them on my computer. I always had “other” things to do like live life, have babies and build a successful career. So my dream was deferred for many, MANY years.
Until… I got to the point where I just didn’t FEEL fulfilled. I have everything I could ever want out of life. But I am a writer and have never actually written a book? Just didn’t seem right. So last year I started this journey toward fulfilling a dream and a NEW destiny. My goal is to enlighten as many young minds as I can and take them on a insightful and delighful journey of the mind with my whimsical tales.
I am so giddy over Goony Goo-Goo and Ga-Ga Too and I appreciate all the love and support everyone has shown. Your children will surely delight in reading my stories and I’m glad to share my stories with the world! Please join my fan page on Facebook (Goony Goo-Goo and Ga-Ga Too) and my personal page www.facebook.com/kiamorgansmith. And of course follow cincomom.com and www.twitter.com/kiamorgansmith. There will soon be a website kiamorgansmith.com where you can purchase the book. Stay tuned! More adventures to come!
I’m going GA-GA because Goony Goo-Goo is coming soon to YOU!February 24, 2010 2 Comments »
Oh my! I’m going GA-GA!!