To read the first part of my interview with author Fran Fischer of fishducky, finally!, please click HERE. And now here's the rest of the interview, followed by some good
Remember, fishducky's first book is available NOW. It's called Fishducky's Fables, and you can get it at http://www.amazon.com/Fishduckys-Fables-Fran-Fischer/dp/1482581434. A quick reminder: In the book, fishducky rewrites fairy tales, fables, and nursery rhymes, in her own unique and hilarious style.
Q. Did you tell your children the kinds of stories that are in your book?
A. Not that I recall. I didn't realize that I was funny then. (See answer #1.)
Q.. How did you reach the decision to write the book?
A. Your "middle child", Elisa conned me into it. I submitted two or three stories to her for an anthology. I didn't think I could, but she convinced me that I could write a book. I asked her how many stories I would need and she told me ten or twelve. I wrote ten and sent them to her. She said I was halfway there. It was so much fun. I couldn't turn off my brain and I just kept writing. I almost expected to find a message scrawled in lipstick on my bathroom mirror saying, "Stop me before I write again!"
Q. Which story in the book is your favorite and why?
A. Actually, I have no favorite. If one of the stories didn't make me chuckle or at least smile after many readings, it was deleted.
Q. What can we expect from the fabulous fishducky in the future?
A. I have no idea, but since I'm only 36 (in my mind, anyway) there's plenty of time to figure that out.
Q. What do you want the world to know about you and your book?
A. I consider it my fourth child. As an unbiased mother, I can tell you it's brilliant and would be a bargain at twice the price. Buy it!!
I suspect some readers will be making purchases in a hurry, fishducky!
Now I want to tell you a little more about the multi-talented fishducky.
Fishducky and Inger of Desert Canyon Living are long-time friends. Inger has featured fishducky's art on her blog, including the following:
|Yes, this is a fishducky original.|
My middle child, Elisa, from The Crazy Life Of A Writing Mom, has had the privilege of meeting fishducky. Elisa says that fishducky is so funny she could be a stand-up comedian. And if my middle child says it, then it must be so. My middle child was also intelligent enough to publish Fishducky's Fables through her great company, Wayman Publishing. You can click on the link to Wayman to buy the books they've published, including fishducky's.
And, finally, I'm going to get all sickeningly sentimental on you and tell you that when I was a young and struggling blogger, fishducky found me through some of the other blogs she followed (she didn't write a blog at the time, but she was a loyal follower), and she sent me an email asking if I'd like to be one of her "duckies."
I knew I had made it at that moment. I was a success. Fishducky sends hilarious emails to her duckies, and she's given me two of my most treasured virtual possessions. Both are always present on the sidebar of my blog. They are my badge
because fishducky understands that I am The Queen of Grammar, and this button:
Yes. My blog is Fishducky APPROVED. I know of no greater honor.
And now I must rush off to get a plane ticket to Las Vegas. Fishducky has asked me to marry her, and I've agreed.
But, before I go, I'll write my review of Fishducky's Fables and post it tomorrow.
Infinities of fishducky love,