Author Interview Sewing a Friendship The Magic in Us: The Power of Imagination

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I’m happy to host an interview today with Natalie Tinti, a thirteen year old girl who’s already written a series of books. Can you say WOW? I hope you enjoy my interview with Natalie!

1) Please tell us about yourself.

I am now 13 years old and a seventh grader at the Orange County School of Arts and a multi award winning author and illustrator. I have 12 books in my roster tackling topics such as Power of Imagination, Turning Bullies into Friends and How to Talk to your Teenager containing all my illustrations.

2) Please tell us about your book “Sewing a Friendship: The Magic in Us” in five sentences or less.
 

Magic in Us is a 2nd book of the Sewing a Friendship series. It’s a sweet, hopeful, energetic story that creates a lively pace and makes reading aloud a pleasure.  It’s an inspiration for children to learn and grow into well-rounded individuals, to realize the power of friendship, to learn about the value of problem solving and discover hidden talents. It told by 10 years old Natalie Tinti (me) who is not only a multi-awarded talented writer, she is also an amazing artist!

3) Where did you get the inspiration from for the Sewing a Friendship series? 

I have many friends and I know they are talented, but none of them believed that they have any talents and it’s a big part of developing in your self-esteem.

 

I wrote my first book Sewing a Friendship to spread my message that friendships are created when we have the courage to include others.

4) If you could have a meeting with three authors, which ones would you choose?
 

J.K. Rowling,  Suzanne Collins,  Susan Eloise Hinton

5) How many hours per week do you spend writing?

I spend about 3-5 hours during school year for my books writing.

6) Tell us about your current work in progress.

I am working on a new fiction called “The Wanted.” It’s going to be a trilogy about a girl criminal named Pandora. She’s looking the way not only to survive but also to find out what kind of tricks her mind set up for her to become the wanted.

 

Thanks for answering my questions, Natalie, and good luck with your manuscript “The Wanted”!

About The Book

Sewing-a-Friendship-2-Magic-In-Us-book 1-The Power-of-FriendshipTitle: Sewing a Friendship 2 – The Magic in Us: The Power of Imagination (Book 1)

Author: Natalie Tinti

Genre: Children’s Chapter Book

When a secret agent dog, Dogon, informed four best friends that Nina has a bad horrible scratch and she won’t be able to play her musical instruments, they must quickly come and make her feel better. While deciding what to do next, there’s a veritable blizzard of ideas put forth, and the girls have to sift through them all to come up with a plan of action. Together they create a magical world full of adventures where every obstacle can be overcome with mutual support and joint creativity.

Magic in Us is an inspiration for children to learn and grow into well-rounded individuals, to realize the power of friendship, to learn about the value of problem solving and discover hidden talents. It told by 10 years old Natalie Tinti. She is not only a multi-awarded talented writer, she is also an amazing artist!

Links

natalietinti.com

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Us-The-Power-Imagination/dp/0983088411

Author Bio

At age thirteen Natalie Tinti is a multi-award winning author, illustrator, of 12 children’s books and an inspirational public speaker who promotes varied uplifting messages for her peers as well as their parents.  Despite this early success as an artist Natalie was recommended to repeat Kindergarten as her teacher thought she didn’t have adequate language function and memory recall.  However, this apparent set back would later serve as a valuable growth experience in her social awareness and desire to help her classmates. Natalie’s books gave her a platform for speaking at various venues where she promoted the empowerment of children to include: the value of social skills for overall happiness and as a tool in dealing with bullies, appreciating one’s unique talents and personality to bolster self-confidence, and challenging children of all ages to build friendships by having the courage to include others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing_a_Friendship

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