Today we have author Jacquelyn Randle on the blog. You might have seen her on an episode of Power Kids with me. (I'll put the video at the end of the interview.) Check out my interview with her and learn what she's working on now!
Tell us about your book!
My latest release is “I’ll Love You Wherever You Go”, is a children’s picture book for ages 1-6 years old that features a poem inspired by my daughters. I had a really close bond with my eldest daughter and when news my youngest was on the way a certain level of new mom fear set in. I worried about how I would maintain the bond with my first daughter and build a bond with my youngest daughter, all while trying to manage time between myself and the girls. As I joined various online groups for new and experienced mothers, I saw I was not alone. I picked up tips about how to create and maintain their bonds and applied them to our daily life. As they aged their bond continued to grow but being an avid reader I didn’t see any books that showed a sibling relationship like they had and that is where the book was born. Filled with colorful and whimsical illustrations portraying scenes of joy and love between siblings readers can relate to regardless if they are a boy or girl.
What was your favorite book when you grew up?
My favorite book when I grew up was Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. The illustrations drew me in and still stand out to this day in my memory. Summer was always a fun time for my family and this is one of the books from childhood I instantly related to. Goodnight Moon is a classic that I had to make sure my own children had at bedtime as well.
What is your favorite book now?
The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. It was a book I went into blindly but changed my way of thinking and being with people. I refer back to it often as well as recommend it to others on a self mastery journey.
I always reread my favorite books. Do you ever reread books and if so which one(s)have you read over and over again?
I’m an avid reader so for me to read something over it has to be inspirational or in the self help genre.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison.The list really does go on. I read so much I really can’t keep up, I love them for their own unique reasons and slowly starting to fall in love with sci-fi/fantasy category
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on the expansion pack to “I’ll Love You Wherever You Go”, which will feature the second book in the series, overseeing a few other author projects, and my next fiction piece.
You can find out more about her work and buy her books here:
Website: C & E Reflections Inc ce-reflectionsinc.com
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.