Saturday, August 7, 2010
A Book and a Chat with Rhonda Hayter
I was thrilled to have on “A Book and a Chat” today another of the debut authors from the class if 2k10, that wonderful group of YA and Middle Grade authors who have their debut books coming out in 2010.
Rhonda Hayter is today’s guest chatting about her debut middle grade book “The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams”
Peanut butter cup ice-cream loving Rhonda, has gone from being an actress to a mother who is writing a series of books about a young witch who keeps encountering historical figures!
It has been a long “trek” to publication for Rhonda as she told us, from her early acting days to finial taking the critique hat of and letting her own creative juices flow. Even then the path to publication has been full of its own potholes.
With her children the age group she was writing for characters and information were never too far away, in what I’m sure will be a book many will love reading. She even shared with us, the fact the book has now been picked up at Scholastic, which will mean it will be available in many a school library I am sure.
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams:
Abbie is a regular eleven-year old girl with normal problems, like a really strict fifth-grade teacher. (Meet Miss Linegar. Rhymes with vinegar.) She’s chronically behind in homework, struggling to remember all her lines in the drama club play, and tormented by having to keep a big secret from her very best friend. And on top of all these problems, she’s also a witch and has to deal with outsized crises, like her little brother morphing into a werewolf and trying to eat his first-grade teacher. Not to mention helping a young genius, magically transported to the 21st Century, find a way to return to his own time.
In a show where all kinds of subjects were, we were also joined by Bonnie Doerr who will be my guest on next Saturdays “200” show.
Rhonda proved a delightful and entertaining a guest as her book “The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams” is to read. So sit back and listen to today’s “A Book and a Chat with Rhonda Hayter”
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