Saturday, May 7, 2011

Author Spotlight: Lisa Umina


Stories for Children Publishing will be touring award-winning author Lisa Umina’s Milo book series (Milo Finds His Best Friend, Milo Moments & Milo and the Green Wagon) all month long in May 2011.

Lisa Umina’s cute and cuddly character, Milo has accompanied her around the globe as she has shared her mission through humor, live entertainment and faith. The Milo book series gives children a compelling message that children can talk to God anytime, anywhere…about anything.

Lisa Umina is the owner of Halo Publishing International. Lisa not only publishes books but also enjoys a successful career as an award-winning author, motivational speaker and literary consultant. Lisa´s publishing company continues to flourish by strengthening the movement of words across the international borders in order to benefit cultures and society as a whole. She has been interviewed by countless newspapers, radio and television shows, and has traveled the world to teach children about their purpose and important life lessons inside her books.


The Milo Book Series: Milo Finds his Best Friend, Milo Moments, Milo and the Green Wagon & Milo y el carrito verde.





What inspired you to write?

What inspires me to write is my faith and sense of humor.


Do you consider yourself a born writer?

Yes, I am a born writer.

Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? If yes, how did you ‘cure’ it?

I suffered with writers block with my latest book, Milo and the Green Wagon. I couldn’t think of an ending. I used discipline and shut myself off to the world and sat in a room and just scribbled for an hour different ways to end it and it payed off, the book had an ending after three hours.



You can find out more about Lisa Umina’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at http://storiesforchildrenpublishingcom./LisaUmina.aspx.  There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Lisa Umina and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. Lisa Umina will be checking in throughout the tour.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. The hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with Lisa Umina about her Milo book series, writing, the publishing industry and experiences with virtual tours. Lisa will also be sharing writing tips, and trials and tribulations of the writer’s life.

The show will be live May 30, 2011 at 1pm EST (12pm Central, 11am MST, and 10am PST). You can tune in at the World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you cannot make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

Learn more about Lisa Umina at http://www.halopublishing.com

Lisa Umina's next World of Ink stop is May 9th for a guest post. http://www.themaggieproject.blogspot.com/

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