Today’s interview is with Elaine Bosvik Ciarnau, author of The Adventures of Cardigan.
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?Elaine Bosvik Ciarnau Canada
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?The Adventures of Cardigan. Children’s Fiction
3) What is the book about?A six year old boy and his dog, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, experience several adventures with majestic wild life in the wilderness of Northern, Ontario. They are picking blueberries with a bear. They raise a crow that fell out of its best, have a bear and Cardigan having dinner at a cookhouse.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?The stories are from my own adventures while growing up in the Bush Camps
5) How long did it take you to write it?I started writing them over twenty years ago. As my son was growing up, I used to tell him the stories of my childhood. He would want to her more so I decided to share them in a book.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?I learned kids are curious about wildlife.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?No
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?Write about what you know. Let others read and give you advice on what they read.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?I like to read anything except history. I have been reviewing books for other authors.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?The Moon child by Kenneth McKenney. The book scared me so much I would have to put it down so often but,I had to keep picking it up to find out what was going to happen next.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?2 Russian Blue cats. Had a rabbit named Piggy and a cat Tiger that passed. Always had pets, wild and domestic.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
No. Just use my tablet.