Lily Faye and the Mighty Oak (Author Interview)

Lily Faye and the Mighty Oak looks like a fun childrens book.  What can you tell us about Lily?

Lily Faye is a fun loving frog that loves adventure and likes to explore. She is very curious and enjoys learning.

How long did it take you to write Lily Faye and the Mighty Oak?

One day I was driving  in my car and the story popped in my head. I actually pulled to the side and wrote it on a spare piece of paper. I forgot about the story for a few months and ran across it while looking for something. I really liked the story and felt I had to share it with others. I wrote the story in a matter of minutes but it took me a few months to make Lily Faye flourish into the fun loving creature she is. 

How were the illustrations done in Lily Faye and the Mighty Oak?

I found a wonderful illustrator and I told her what I was looking for and she did an awesome coming up with the image. I wanted to make sure everyone know Lily Faye was a girl so I had her add pearls.

What inspired you when writing Lily Faye and the Mighty Oak?

My love for the environment, plants, and animals was my inspiration.

What will readers get out of your book?

Young ones will learn about the environment, trees, and mammals. Also, I want readers to know it’s important to be nice and respect others.


What age group is the book for?

Kids of all ages will love this book. Young preschoolers will love the brightness of the illustrations and older kids will love the story and the message behind the story.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Lily Faye and the Mighty Oak?

I didn’t have any challenges when writing the story. It actually flowed very well when I was writing it.


What do you like to do when not writing?

When I’m not writing, I love reading, spending time with my kids, and practicing Hapkido.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

I want all kids to be able to enjoy Lily Faye and the Mighty Oak and I have uploaded the full story to Youtube.