This weeks featured author at the Neophyte Writer is Nicole Weaver. Nicole weaver was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She came to the United States when she was ten years old. She is fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English. She is a veteran teacher of French and Spanish. She is the author of a children’s trilingual picture book titled ” Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle.” The story is about a Haitian little girl who resided by the beach in Haiti. Her second trilingual children’s picture book will be published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The book titled, ” My sister is my Best Friend ” will be published 2011.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for five years now.
Have you always written for children?
No, I started out by writing poems. I won 1st place in a poetry contest sponsored by my local library. I later became very active in my church’s writing group. I had several poems published in the church’s journal.
What drives and motivates you?
I am driven by the desire to write quality books that promote the study of a foreign language. I am motivated when I get positive feedbacks from parents about my first trilingual book.
What advice do you have for new writers?
Never give up on your dreams to become a writer. Read as much as you can in the genre you want to write in.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I will be retired from teaching and I will be able to write fulltime.
To learn more about Nicole Weaver please be sure to stop by her site at http://nicole-weaver.com/
Thanks so much for stopping by Nicole and sharing with us.
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