By Candace Cheatham, Editor, Kids Corner at Kindle Nation Daily
We announced last week that Walter Eckland’s CORIE UNIVERSE FEEDER is the Kids Corner Book of The Week – An eBook for the whole family to enjoy with 5.0 stars on Amazon. Today we are very excited to post an exclusive interview with author Walter Eckland!
KIDS CORNER’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:
Kids Corner: Who will this book appeal to?
Walter Eckland: Adults who like reading to their children. Kids who like funny, slightly sarcastic chapter books.
Kids Corner: Can you describe how you came up with the character Corie?
Walter Eckland: Actually based on my daughter! She was never a big fan of either pickles or fish. I was wondering how she would get out of eating them if offered and, well, burying them in the yard to grow into a tree was what I thought. Character born. Plot plotted.
Kids Corner: What is your favorite scene in CORIE UNIVERSE FEEDER?
Walter Eckland: The 3:17am attempted money stealing scene. It’s a lot of dialog from a child’s point of view. Quite a different viewpoint than an adult.
Walter Eckland: I think people say that because there is sarcasm that might be lost on the kids, but can be seen by the adults reading it. The common message is not under-estimating someone.
Kids Corner: Can we expect more work from you?
Walter Eckland: Oh yeah, baby!. There are two current books in the Corie series. There are two more planned as well as an offshoot from one of the characters (Smelly Timmie). Currently I am working on something quite different. Dragons. Girl. Hero. It’s coming along well but needs more sarcasm.
Kids Corner: What books have you recently read?
Walter Eckland: Re-reading the first seven books in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. Would like to keep going and get to the books I have yet to read (eight – twelve). Read the Hunger Games in a day or three. Game of Thrones. Billionaire’s Vinegar.
Kids Corner: What authors have influenced you?
Walter Eckland: I doubt any author would want to claim credit as an influencer of me! I have a weird style. Anyhoo, I really like old Sci/Fi peeps: Larry Niven, Jack Chalker, Tolkien. I even like some new Sci/Fi types like Karen Miller, Trudi Canavan and Jim Butcher.
Kids Corner: Any advice for our young writers out there?
Walter Eckland: That’s easy. Write. Then write some more. Then, post that, write.
A very special thank you to Walter Eckland! Don’t miss these other great titles: