“…Don’t let your worry about what others will think of what you write get in the way of your writing.” Says the author Serina Adham.
Good evening readers,
Today we have a special guest, the author of new children’s book Lulu’s Ballam-Bam-Bam Grooves, Serina Adham. 🙂 Last month I read and reviewed this book and found this book extremely entertaining.
Serina Adham drew on her experience as a dancer and dance instructor to give you this fun new adventure with Lulu and all her animal friends. She hopes that Lulu will teach children to enthusiastically follow their dreams but also consider the effects they have on others.
Adham lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to teaching dance, Adham has also worked as a jewelry and clothing designer and an interior designer. She has one fearless, dancing and singing daughter of her own.
1. Welcome to our blog, kindly introduce yourself to our readers and your journey to becoming a writer?
Hello, I am Serina Adham.
Growing up my head was always filled with stories and although I didn’t write then because my first love was dance and jewelry making, I did put pen to paper and start writing later on in life, about ten years ago. Since then I have been writing like crazy, and here we are with my first little book published.
2. Gorilla Lulu is an adorable character, from where did you get the idea?
I wanted a character that was not exactly dainty and added a bit of humor when one imagined her dancing. A dancing young Gorilla fit the bill perfectly I thought.
3. According to you, what should be an ideal children book?
One that is fun for children and their readers, that includes a life lesson, and without the illustrations can still engage the children.
4. Are illustrations the important part of any children’s book or the content?
They are a huge addition to any story, but as I mentioned, It is important that the story can stand alone.
5. What are the challenges and scope for children’s writer?
I can’t speak for other writers, but for me personally, is trying to keep it short and sweet.
6. What is the best compliment you have received for your book so far?
Before I had the illustrations done, I read the story to a group of children and after I was done, one of them said “I like the pictures a lot.” I thought that was the perfect compliment.
7. Apart from writing, what are you other hidden passions?
Mostly anything creative, but dance has always been a big part, painting and designing, and I have been lucky and blessed to be able to work in all those fields successfully.
8. What is the hardest and easiest part of writing?
The hardest would be to not edit over and over again. The easiest is when the idea is forming in my head.
9. Are we going to see more adventures of Gorilla Lulu?
Maybe, but at the moment I have other characters in the jungle that are ready to take the spot light as well.
10. Anything you want to add for my readers?
I would like to thank them for their time and interest, and hope they enjoy ‘Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves,’ as much as I enjoyed writing it.
11. A billion dollar advice for aspiring writers.
Haha. . . I am not sure if it is a billion dollar bit of advice but my humble advice is:
Don’t let your worry about what others will think of what you write get in the way of your writing. Write and then edit later.
Always carry a little note book with you.
When you feel you have nothing to write about, just start scribbling random thoughts and sometimes that will be enough.
Thank you so much dear author Serina Adham,it is really great to have you here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your book as well as on writing. 🙂 I hope this would be a source of a great deal of inspiration for our readers. It was a pleasure interviewing you!
Want to know more about author do check adhambooks.com
Read full review of Lulu’s Ballam-Bam-Bam Grooves