Kate Louise interview with David Alan Binder

Post date: May 9, 2016 1:09:36 PM

Kate Louise interview with David Alan Binder

Bio: Kate Louise is picture book author of THE UPSIDE-DOWN FISH, PIERRE THE FRENCH BULLDOG RECYCLES, and TOUGH COOKIE. She graduated from university with a first class degree in Fine Art Painting. It was during this course that Kate rediscovered her love of reading, prompting her to try a new creative angle and experiment with writing. She also writes YA as Kate Ormand.

Kate is represented by Isabel Atherton at Creative Authors Ltd.

Website: https://katelouiseauthor.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/katelouisebooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7103911.Kate_Louise

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kate-Louise/e/B00ID730WM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1462270933&sr=8-3

1. Where are you currently living?

Cheshire, UK

2. What is the most important thing that you have learned in your writing experience, so far?


3. Tell us your insights on self-publish or use a publisher?

a. Who is the name of your publisher and in what city are they?

Sky Pony Press, the children’s imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. They’re based in NYC.

4. Any insights eBooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional publishing?

I personally prefer print books. I do have an e-reader and think it’s fab, but I mostly use it for reading my own work and manuscripts.

5. Do you have any secret tips for writers on getting a book published?

Do your research and don’t be discouraged by a no – strengthen your pitch and learn from it. Onwards!

6. How did you or would you suggest acquire an agent? Any tips for new writers on getting one?

I researched agents and selected the agencies I thought my work would fit best. I familiarised myself with each and approached via email or letter. I kept track of what went where and when and then worked on other things while waiting to hear back.

7. Do you have any suggestions or helps for new writers (please be specific and informational as possible)?

Experiment. Figure out your own methods and do your thing.

8. How many books have you written?

Six. Three picture books – The Upside-Down Fish, Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles, and Tough Cookie – and three novels under the name Kate Ormand – Dark Days and shape-shifter circus series The Wanderers and The Pack.

9. What makes your or any book stand out from the crowd?

What usually catches my attention is something I haven’t seen done before. Something that makes me think, “ooh, interesting!” and something that makes me smile. I like Sophy Henn, Ame Dyckman and Ged Adamson’s books for this. I hope my upside-down fish, recycling bulldog, and ginger-less gingerbread man have the same result!

10. What are some ways in which you promote your work?

Mostly through social media. I have Twitter and Instagram (both @katelouisebooks) where I post to most often, but also a Facebook page (Kate Ormand, Author) and a website and blog (www.katelouiseauthor.wordpress.com).

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