We are going to get our BLOG TOUR started with one of our newest authors, Linda Loegel. Loegel’s book, If You Don’t Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut, was recently published by Diversion Press. It is available directly through the press, Amazon.com, or other online and retail locations. After you read through our interview with Linda and view the photographs that she provided, please take a minute and provide a comment or two in the comment section.
What is your favorite story from the book?
Cookie: I was elated to be written about; it's fun to read about yourself. The experience as a fresh air child enriched my life and exposed me to a different way of life. I found that people are really not that different regardless of race or color. I found a new family that I'm still in touch with.
My sister played a trick on me. We were walking down a steep hill one day and she said, "Let's play a game." I worshipped my older sister, so if she wanted to play a game with me, I was all for it. She then said, "Close your eyes." I closed my eyes. She said, "Open your mouth." I opened my mouth. What I didn't know, was that there was a worm hanging from a tree in direct line with my mouth. She had seen it and I hadn't. I was spitting out worm for a long time afterwards.
What do you want potential readers to know about your book?
That there was a simpler time in life, before tv, computers, faxes, and cell phones. A time when you could keep your doors unlocked, when kids played outside, when parents were parents and not pals or play date arrangers. That the little events that happen when we are kids help shape who we are as adults.
What are the best and worst parts of being a published author?
The best part is knowing that what was once an idea in my head was given life and grew into a book that people can now hold and read and, hopefully, will make them smile. I haven't found a worst part yet.