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Meet Holly Hardin Author Of Aurora of the Northern Lights
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Andrea Coventry

Reviewer Andrea Coventry: Andrea is a Montessori child - turned educator.  An avid reader and writer, she is published on several websites. Click Here to find a listing of Andrea's sites where you can find many of her writing contributions.



 
By Andrea Coventry
Published on October 13, 2009
 


Andrea Coventry, One of Bookpleasures's Reviewers, Interviews Author Holly Hardin





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Today, Andrea Coventry, one of bookpleasures' reviewers, interviews Holly Hardin.


Recently, I reviewed a book called Aurora of the Northern Lights. Author Holly Hardin was very kind to take some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions for me.

AC:

What was your inspiration for writing this story?

HH:

After 9/11, I wanted to write a story to teach my nieces to embrace all cultures.

AC:

The verse is beautiful. Do you write any poetry? Can we expect any poetry collections in the future?

HH:

Thank you. I really do not consider myself a poet. I tried several times to write this story in prose but it never seemed right. So, I continued to write it in verse. It took six years to finally get it right.

AC:

What is the message you are trying to convey?

HH:

I want to share a message of tolerance. In these times of uncertainty, we need to reach out to each other in fellowship and not judge others by their differences.

AC:

How does it make you feel when reviewers say this book is destined to become a Christmas classic?

HH:

I am very humbled and grateful that people like my story.

AC:

Donald Vanderbeek's illustrations beautifully capture the essence of your story. Would you like to work together again?

HH:

I was supremely lucky to have Donald illustrate my book. I would love to work with him again on another project.

AC:

What makes Aurora so unique?

HH:

I think what makes Aurora unique is her perseverance and her bravery. No matter what happens she never gives up. Aurora has a quiet, honest inner strength, which I think is a good role model for us all.

AC:

How can families benefit from sharing this title with each other?

HH:

Hopefully families will start reading this story as part of their holiday traditions. I think this book can help start discussions on tolerance and helping those less fortunate.

AC:

What advice do you have for young, aspiring writers?

HH:

Keep a journal to record your thoughts. Write from the heart and stay true to the vision you have for your work.

AC:

Do you have any other published works?

HH:

Yes, I have several articles on spirituality and meditation for both children and adults.

AC:

Should we be on the lookout for any other titles?

HH:

I have two other picture books coming out next year. Be on the lookout for Wendy Wrydwitch and the Sunflower Pumpkin and The Smallest Kid in the Choir.

AC:

Where can readers find out more about you?

HH:

Readers and fans can learn more about me or contact me through my WEBSITE

AC:

Holly, thank you so much for your time and for your wonderful gift of a book.


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