The Story of The Little Candle (Author Interview)

I was pleased to have the opportunity to interview author Inshan Meahjohn on his inspirational children's book, The Story of the Little Candle.

The Story of the Little Candle looks like a great book for kids to help build confidence and self-esteem.  Any plans to turn the book into a series or to publish similar content?

We are working on other books including self-confidence building workbooks for children as well as an exciting, fun to play, non-violent game that promotes a positive mental attitude. This new Android and Apple compatible game will be available soon.

How did you come up with the story in The Story of the Little Candle?  

 The Story of the Little Candle came out of an effort to communicate complex life lessons to children in a simple and effective way. It is an easy to follow tale that can help children face challenges in a positive manner and empower them to overcome difficulties. Children will easily identify with the main character who finds his light from within and defeats the dark king, illuminating the entire kingdom. This enchanting tale is supported by endearing illustrations that make the book a joy for children to read. This powerful story can inspire kids to address issues such as bullying, self-image, social skills and learning challenges, while encouraging reading, creativity and visioning skills.

What is the age group for your readers?

This book was created for young readers but speaks to the child in all of us.

What inspired you when writing The Story of the Little Candle?   

I have been working to motivate and develop young people for many years, and I wanted to do even more to change the world, starting with the children. This was the inspiration for the Story of the Little Candle.

When writing The Story of the Little Candle did anything stand out as particularly challenging?  

The challenge was to create a story and characters that would appeal to children globally, and this book has the potential to do just that.

What do you like to do when not writing?
Mentoring, community development activities, international consulting, and working on my PhD.

Where can readers find out more about your work?