Harry The Happy Mouse by Nathan G.K

This is our first author interview for children’s books!

We actually loved the way Nathan brought magic to the story of Harry The Happy Mouse!

 

About Nathan

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N.G.K. is the bestselling children’s picture book author whose first book ‘Harry The Happy Mouse’ has featured on the Amazon bestseller lists in Paperback and eBook. N.G.K. has worked with Janelle Dimmett to produce what has been called “a future classic”. Used in schools across the world, Harry The Happy Mouse promotes ‘Pay It Forward’, teaching children about kindness.

The Latest Book! 

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The new Harry The Happy Mouse book is called Harry’s Spooky Surprise and is free on Kindle and iBooks!

Harry’s Spooky Surprise is set around Halloween. Harry needs to visit his friends at night time to collect items from them for a very special reason! Harry learns that there is no reason to be afraid of the dark, and the importance of saying ‘Thank You!’.

Harry The Happy Mouse (Book 1 in the series) is an Amazon #1 bestseller, teaching children the value of kindness. Harry The Christmas Mouse (Book 2), which was a #1 bestseller in both the UK and USA, teaches children the value of team work.

 

The Interview! 

How long did it take to write the first book of Harry The Happy Mouse?

I had the first book swimming around my head for quite a while, so when I actually sat down to write the book I actually finished it in just over a day! I then made small changes for about another month. The illustrations then took about six months to complete.

What inspired you to start writing a children’s book?

I’ve always been interested in writing, and love children’s picture books. I now have children of my own and thought it would be nice to write a book for them.

I also give as much content away for free, as I think it’s important that children have success to books. All three books are free on Kindle and iBooks, and there is lots of other stuff free on our webpage: www.harrythehappymouse.com/free

How is the journey of a writer?

I usually start with the basic outline of a story, then start to fill in the detail. I always explain it as a track I’m walking along, and the books I’m currently working on are signposts along that track. The ones that are closest, I can see all of the detail, all of the imaginary, know everything about that one.

I’ll then have a signpost that is in the medium distance, I might know what it’s called and some of the basic story ideas. Then there are distant signposts, which I will not get to until I’ve walked past the closest ones. It helps me plan what I’m thinking about.

What is your favorite motivational phrase?

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

Who is your favorite writer or idol?

I have to be honest, I’m very late to discover the Harry Potter books! They are simply amazing.

What is your favorite movie?

I’m quite a big Star Wars fan, I’ve liked it since I was very young.

Something that you love other than reading and writing?

I’ve always loved space, and the discovery of our universe. I’m actually working on a space book right now. It’s going to be a children’s picture book about space.

Did you expect so many of positive reviews on your books?

I couldn’t ever imagine the response for Harry The Happy Mouse, and the fact that the book has gone to number one in the UK, USA and Australia. Amazing! I love the reviews, it’s so wonderful to hear, and I still find it hard to believe that my book is in so many households around the world.

You have another book coming up soon. Something you want our readers to know about it?

The new book is the third book in the Harry The Happy Mouse series, and is set around Halloween. As with the other books, there’s hopefully a great moral to the story.

Something you would say to aspiring writers who are just at the beginning?

Make sure you are happy with everything you produce, stick to your vision, and concentrate on getting your work out there. You could write the greatest book ever written, but you still need people to read it.

We gave the book 5-stars!

5 Stars
“Love the book – sweet, funny and rhyming poems!” 

– The Elysian Geek


Your kids won’t be disappointed at all 🙂

Where you can keep in touch with Harry The Happy Mouse?

Website: www.harrythehappymouse.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ngkmedia/

Twitter: @harryhappymouse

Link to Amazon/Goodreads: www.harrythehappymouse.com/buy

www.harrythehappymouse.com/free

 

 

 

 

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Kin Fee Tue – Author Interview

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Meet Kin Tue-Fee

Author, Seminar Leader and Motivational Speaker

in Leadership and Management Development

 

Kin Tue-Fee was born in the beautiful tropical island of Mauritius. He now lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and three children. Kin’s interest in the field of personal and professional management and development goes back about thirty years. In the pursuit of his self-enhancement, he has attended numerous conferences, seminars and workshops on management and leadership topics. In 1997, he published his first book:

Become your best – Principles of personal management and development
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In 2014, Kin Tue-Fee updated the whole book into its 2014 Edition.

“This book is written as a guidance for people who want to acquire success and to achieve a rewarding and enjoyable life, based on the principles of personal management and development. It will give you an opportunity to explore human capacities and potentials which are often not addressed in conventional education. You have the most to win by developing your potential to the fullest and by bringing out the best you. Your No. 1 job is to build a better you.”

His second book is entitled: Putting People First – A personal approach to management and leadership. It was published in 2009.

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Today the management principle that is most successful is putting people first. The new reporting relationships must be based on respect, team work, honesty and competence rather than on authority and hierarchy.

Successful managers and leaders have to develop valuable skills and techniques to deal with people, to communicate, to set goals, to delegate, to motivate and to solve problems.

 

 

Author Interview

  • How long did it take to write “Become your Best” and “Putting people First”?

It took me about nine years to write “Become your Best” and about eight years for “Putting people First” from conception to publishing. My next book ”Relationships matter” is in the final editing stage will have taken ten years if it is published next year, and I intend to. I enjoy the research and writing part much more than the editing, but in any case I take my time.

  • What inspired you to start writing?

When I was about forty years old, I had my first depression when my father passed away. I did not enjoy this experience, and wanted to understand what caused my depression. With the help of my psychologist, I did an in-depth introspection of my feelings, self-esteem and attitude. I started to read all the self-help books related to these topics. As I was in Toastmasters International, I started to write speeches and made presentations on these topics at my local club. Slowly, the speeches evolved into a series of self-help topics, which then became the skeleton for “Become your best”. I must say that some of my fellow Toastmasters did encourage me to write my first book, after hearing my presentations.

  • How is the journey of a life coach and writer?

After the publication of “ Become your best”, I needed to market the sale of my books as I self-published 1000 books with T-Printers in Mauritius. I launched my books at Bookcourt, Caudan in 1997. With a good crowd, I did a short presentation of my book at Bookcourt. I got publicity through 5-plus newspaper, MBC Radio and Open University in Mauritius. My first book opened numerous doors for me. I conducted workshops and seminars at Toastmasters District 61 conferences, Rotary club, Lions Club, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, etc. The training company of Rogers Ltd in Mauritius hired me to conduct a series of seminars: Putting People First from 1998 to 2000 at Domaine des Pailles.

  • You now conduct seminars now. How is that experience to share with other people?

With my contacts in Singapore and Malaysia, since 1998 I have conducted seminars internationally, namely in Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. Sharing my knowledge and experience with professionals, leaders and executives is my passion. My signature seminar in the Far East is entitled: Succeeding from engineer to manager. It is basically the story of my difficult transition from a naval architect to an executive in the federal public service of Canada. Recently in Mauritius, my seminars are mostly on how to make the most of your potential. With a partner, I am planning a seminar of building wealth through property investment in Mauritius next year.

  • What is your favorite motivational phrase?

Become your best friend.

  • Who is your favorite writer or idol?

Leo Buscaglia.

  • What is your favorite movie?

Out of Africa

  • Something that you love other than reading and writing?

Travelling

  • Did you expect so many of positive reviews on your books?

Yes, mostly because I requested the ones printed in the books from friends who have read them and provided me with positive comments…

Where you can keep in touch with Kin Tue-Fee?

  • Website: www.kintue-fee.com
  •  My blog postings: http://kintuefee.wordpress.com 
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CJ English's Interview & GiveAway!

This is my first Author Interview and I am so excited!! Yay!

And, what is more awesome is that today, I have CJ English as my first author Interview.
One of my Favorites author!

For those who don’t know CJ:

C.J. English is an Amazon Kindle Best Selling Author in Love and Romance. She made her debut with the sexy and scandalous memoir AFFAIRYTALE which soared into the Kindle top 100 in five categories within thirty days of its release, #1 in Diaries and Journals.  C.J. lives happily ever after with the man of her dreams and their growing family. She is a lover of life and sushi, wine and wandering. C.J. is a passionate vegetarian and consistent rule breaker in writing and in life.

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I remember the day I stumbled upon CJ’s website of AFFAIRYTALE. I just knew that I had to read that book!
The day after, I saw that there was giveaway for the book but, unfortunately I couldn’t enter the giveaway. I mustered courage and sent CJ a message on Facebook on how I so wanted to get lost in Affairytale.
The next thing I know: Affairytale was in my inbox!
Once I started reading, I just couldn’t put the book down.

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I recall when I was having my me-time under the shower – my mind would wander to the memoir of CJ, asking questions whether she will end up with Grant or not, what will happen next….

It was that captivating of a story… I had to know.. 

“One sinful night,would change everything…. ~ Affairytale”

Let’s dive in CJ’s mind – The Interview

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  • How long did it take to write Affairytale?

3 years. I was writing a weight loss book which eventually would be WTF Am I Supposed To Eat? A Dieters Manifesto, which will be release in November of 2016 when AFFAIRYTALE took over my mind and refused to let me work on anything else!

  • Did you always wanted to share your story with Grant? Is that what inspired you to become a writer in the first place?

I’ve always known I wanted to write. In college I knew that I wanted to write something that was “all mine” but I could never figure out what was worthy enough of my and the readers time. I toyed around with a few things, mostly in the weight loss/wellness field since that is what I was immersed in. I actually began writing a terrible manuscript I called “50 Ways to kill your husband.” It was a health book that illustrated all the daily things you could do if you wanted to slowly push someone toward their grave. Simple things such as, go get them an egg mcmuffin and frappuccino every morning for breakfast—that’ll speed up the death process or make sure to cook pasta in butter and cream every night for dinner (recipes included). Basically it was a what-not-to-do if you want to live a long time book. That was my first terrible start at writing and when I realized it was probably too over-the-top and weird and would never sell, I shut my laptop until I figured out a better spin. Which eventually became AFFAIRYTALE as I was writing a much better manuscript on weight loss, WTF am I supposed to eat? Out in November of 2016. 

  • How did your family and closed ones reacted when they read the book, knowing that it was your real story?

Not a single person in my family (except Grant and Dani, my daughter) knew I was writing or releasing AFFAIRYTALE. A few weeks before it was set to release and there was NO turning back, I told my brother Dylan, my mom and dad and Grant’s mom so they could be prepared. Of course at the same time I told them about the book, I had to divulge the title and premise which then let the cat out of the bag that he and I had been together much longer than any of them knew about.

They were all pretty shocked about the book and didn’t really know what to say or think. We all just kind of existed in silence for a few weeks. After it was released, within 30 days it had hit #1 in Diaries and Journals on Amazon. When that happened, everyone got behind me and the book and has been supportive ever since. Slowly, to my supreme embarrassment, my family, extended family and half my home town has read it. I’ve had nothing but encouragement and support and a lot of “that was the best book I’ve ever read and I hate to read!” or “I read it in two days, I couldn’t put it down.” The outpouring of support has been amazing and fueled me to keep writing. 

  • What is your favourite motivational phrase?

I can’t pick just one! I have favorites for all aspects of my life—career, parenting, marriage, friendships etc.. but specific to writing these phrases are written on the first page of my current journal. I read them every time I sit down to write. In this exact order...

Do you have the courage to be a writer?

All the good ideas feel daunting at first.

Be the weirdo.

When it’s for love, we will always do it anyhow.

No tears in the writer

No tears in the reader

No surprise for the writer

No surprise for the reader

-Robert Frost

If a ray of light came out of nowhere and said “your next book will NEVER be published.” Would you write it anyway? That is a book worth writing.

  • Who is your favorite writer or idol?

I love non-fiction. I love reading real stores about triumphs, or harrowing tales of tragedy and adversity where the human spirit has endured, rebounded. I loved reading Jane Goodall’s books about her time with the Chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, and John Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, the ascent to the top of Mt. Everest where many went up and few came back, Amanda Lindhaut’s A House In the Sky, an account of being kidnapped and taken to Somalia which she survived, In the Heart of the Sea, where survival required doing things unspeakable. I am currently reading Life, Love and Elephants, a beautiful, poetic story of the first woman to successfully rear an orphaned elephant. Real life is often more fascinating to me than fiction.

  • You followed your heart. You followed your dream and I really admire this. What would you say to people who find it hard to live up to what they really want?

There is no such thing as happiness when following your mind. The heart will always do what it wants anyhow…

“It was real. It was extraordinary. We both knew it” ~ Affairytale

  • What is your favorite movie?

The Note Book and… 50 First Dates

  • Something that you love other than reading and writing?

Paddle Boarding, going for long walks with my Golden Doodle, Hiking with my husband, visiting National Parks, reading to my two little kids, watching The Bachelor with my teenage daughter. 

  • Did you expect so many of positive reviews and to after become Kindle Best Selling Author?

In everything that I do my motto is hope for the best, expect the worst. That way my bases are covered. I hoped there would be a great response but I was prepared for disaster. I’m so glad it wasn’t disaster!

  • I’m currently writing a novel. I am only at the beginning. Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer?

I heard George R. R. Martin say in an interview that the only thing worth writing about is the human heart against itself. That always stuck with me. I have thought of the many books’ I’ve read and loved and how each of them has had this at their core in one way or another. As a reader, I am drawn into a story that is deeply emotional and conflicted, tormented, and find his sentiment to be true. 

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Where you can keep in touch with CJ

www.facebook.com/cjenglishauthor 

www.twitter.com/cjenglishauthor

www.instagram.com/cjenglishauthor

www.pinterest.com/cjenglishauthor

Goodreads: goo.gl/nRon9L

One click Amazon here: https://goo.gl/KyXluB

About Affairytale

#1 Amazon Kindle Best Selling Book in Diaries and Journals
Finalist, National Indie Excellence Awards 2016
Finalist, Readers Favorite Book Awards Non-Fiction Drama 2016
Finalist, Beverly Hills Book Awards 2015

If you liked Eat Pray Love and Wild, you will love AFFAIRYTALE.
“…a love story of epic proportions!”-Reading Escapade Book Blog
“The must read book of the summer.” -Making Me, Lifestyle Blog
“5 Riveting Stars!” -Coffee Addict Books
True Love always finds a way. Sometimes…it starts with an affair.
AFFAIRYTALE, a Memoir

“I had an affair. The most forbidden and seductive affair, and fell in love.”

He was a rare gentleman, intelligent and gorgeous; a man every woman desired. Every cell in my body was telling me that he was my happily ever after.

I was stuck in a marriage of mediocrity, I ached for red silk romance and carry me away passion, but not with my husband. I craved Him. Living without him was cruel and unusual punishment, even for my wandering heart.

AFFAIRYTALE is a tantalizing memoir of sultry encounters, hidden grottos and secret hillside cabins. From the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes to the Southern shores of Maui you’ll fall in love with this tell-all memoir that pulls back the veil on infidelity and gives you rare look into hearts and bedroom of a real life extramarital affair.

Woven with original love letters and scandalous text messages, this engrossing true love story is sure to break then win your heart.

My Personal review:
“I wanted to embark in CJ’s world the moment I read about the reviews of the book. The true story of CJ captivates my whole mind as I dwelled into the pages of her life. The story was so addictive that I just couldn’t stop reading, I had to know whether CJ was going to get her love or not. Affairytale is proof that true love is worth the wait and is definitely the best memoir I have ever read.”

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And, we have a giveaway for all book lovers out there!

This is my first giveaway guys, show me some more love & enter!!!

Simply leave a comment below, you’ll be entered in the giveaway!
The winners will be announced on October 23,2016.

“Thank you to CJ for accepting to be interviewed by me and to give me the honor to host the giveaway of Affairytale.
It means a lot to me that you are featured on my blog today! “

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