Book: Bambolina Adventures: Little Doll Adventures
Q1. Hello Maám, can you please introduce yourself? Readers would love to know more about you.
Dear readers, my name is Maria ST Clair, and I recently wrote my newest adorable children’s book “Bambolina Adventures”! I was born and raised in southern Italy, but have been living in Virginia since 1984. I am bilingual and my book is available in English, Italian, and Spanish. My love for creativity, my lovely granddaughter and her mom, Novella Low (co-Author), is what inspired me to write this adorable picture book. I am also an advocate for education and support children who love to read. When I learned that my granddaughter was going to a local library at the age of one, well, that did it. I decided she should have her own book. In fact, it is her book, she is the main character and the stories are based on true events. I just put it in ink and tweaked it a little bit with beautiful little fairies, just to make it more fun and magical for little readers. In addition, I love to cook, a few years ago I wrote my first cookbook: Eat Better, Feel Better.
Q2. What were the key challenges you faced while writing the ‘Bambolina Adventures: Little Doll Adventures’ book?
The main challenge I faced while writing Bambolina Adventures was the formatting, but thanks to my awesome illustrator, Caroline Webb, and co-author, Novella Low we put it together beautifully. And what a great experience it was!! Seeing the book come alive before my eyes was an unforgettable feeling. The other challenge was the translation: although I am fluent in Italian, well translating a book is quite intriguing. Many thanks to Barbara Dalla Villa and Virginia Magri’ for the Spanish translation, also a challenge.
Q3. What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
No author or book influenced me in my own writing. Although I love Harry Potter by JK Rowling, I find her books imagination mesmerizing. In addition, I love Magical Adventurous Little Heer, by Amita Momi, her creativity is astounding.
Q4. What’s your favourite spot to visit in your own country? And what makes it so special to you?
Southern Italy, I was born there and with the breath-taking architectural history, I cannot get enough of it.
Q5. Are there lots to do before you drive in and start writing a book?
Yes, a lot of thinking, processes, and planning.
Q6. How long did it take you to write the ‘Bambolina Adventures: Little Doll Adventures’ book?
That was the easiest part because the stories are based on true events and they are short, it only took me two days.
Q7. On what all platforms’ readers can find the ‘Bambolina Adventures: Little Doll Adventures’ book to buy?
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart (Spanish Edition) #2ncnewportnews #BNNewportnews # #picturebookplaydate #bluebirdgapfarm #mariastclair #bambolinaadventures #walmart #amazon #barnesandnoble #bnhamptonva #youngreaders #bambolina_adventures
Q8. Tell us about the process of coming up with the book cover and the title ‘Bambolina Adventures: Little Doll Adventures’?
The front and back cover are real photos, and Bambolina is a real character. That made it easier.
Q9. When writing a book how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
In my case: (children’s books) more magical, adventurous, and creative!
To all my readers: read it, love it, and kindly leave a review! See you in Bambolina’s next adventure coming in 2022 Thank you!!
Book is available on Barnes & Noble
Book Is Available On Amazon