Interview with author Marie Ballif

Book: The Flying Warthdog: A Modern-Day Parable

Q1. Please introduce yourself so that the readers will get to know you better.

My name is Marie Ballif. I homeschool my four children and I love to teach. I am married to my best friend. I love learning, reading, influencing and helping children learn to love themselves.

Q2. What is your inspiration behind your book “THE FLYING WARTHOG: A Modern-Day Parable”?

My inspiration for this book is the feelings that, I believe, every one of us experiences at some point. It’s easy to compare yourself to others, but I think by doing so, we miss the beauty and individuality of ourselves. I want anybody who reads my book to love themselves a little more when they are done.

Q3. When did you realize you want to be an author of Children’s Book?

I have always loved to write. I wrote short stories all through grade school, poetry and songs through high school. Once I had my first child, I knew that I wanted to actually write and publish books.

Q4. Are you planning to release your next book soon?

Yes! I am very excited! I am working on my next book and hope to have it released in the next 4-6 months!

Q5. For which age group your books are suitable?

Truthfully, I like to think that my book is suitable for all ages because all of us need a bit of love and encouragement at some point. But, If I have to be specific, I’d say age 5-10.

Q6. What is your favorite Quote?

It is difficult to choose just one quote, but I will try.

“A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” -Pablo Casals

Q7. What do you like the most about your country?

The beauty and the people.

Q8. What suggestion you want to give to parents of little readers regarding a reading habit?

My suggestion is start. Just start reading to them and allowing them time to read.

Q9. What does literary success look like to you?

Literary success to me is an impactful book in the hand of every child so that children can love themselves and love others.

Q10. Lastly, who is your inspiration in life and why?

My family. My husband is so supportive and encouraging. My children whom, I write books for and about. My parents.

Book Is Available On Amazon

The Flying Warthdog: A Modern-Day Parable

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