Here is an excerpt from the book titled One Pelican at a Time.
As days passed, the girls waited and watched while adults tried to fix the problem. That is, until they saw the old pelican leave his perch and plunge into a patch of sticky sea.
Britt gasped. “Will he come back up?”
“If he does, how can he live? Bella questioned.
But he did come to the surface, covered in heavy, tacky oil. He looked at them, and they looked at him. And the girls took action.
“Help! Help us help the pelican!” both girls screamed.
A young man who, on such a hot, summer day, would be renting colorful umbrellas to beachgoers, sat alone on the sand.
“What’s the trouble?” he shouted, running toward the girls.
“The old pelican! The old pelican! We have to save him!” Bella sobbed.
“Come on. No time to lose!” The young man sprinted down the beach to the clean-up crews.
2. Tell us about your current book. Give a short summary, tell us about your publisher, and also how you got the idea for this book.
3. What is a typical writing day like for you?
4. What do you enjoy most about writing for children?
5. What is the most difficult part of writing for children?
6. Tell us about the marketing process for authors. What do you do to market and sell your books?
7. Do you make school visits? If so, please describe a typical school presentation.
8. What are you working on right now?
9. What is your best tip for aspiring children's book authors?
About Nancy Stewart:
After having been an elementary school teacher, a management consultant with New Options, Inc. in New York City and a university professor of education, Nancy Stewart now writes children’s books full time. She, her husband and three sons, lived in London for eight years, where she was a consultant to several universities, including Cambridge.
Nancy travels extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. She is the US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education.
Nancy is the author of One Pelican at a Time and two other Bella books: Bella Saves the Beach and Sea Turtle Summer. All three are published by Guardian Angel Publishers.
She and her family live in St. Louis and Clearwater Beach, Florida.
You can visit Nancy online at http://www.nancystewartbooks.com/ or at her blog http://www.nancystewartbooks.blogspot.com/
Join Nancy Stewart, author of the children’s picture book, One Pelican at a Time (Guardian Angel Publishing, January 2011) as she virtually tours the blogosphere in April and May 2011 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!