Meet the author: Katie Trupiano

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When you were my age, did you like to read?
 I only liked to read books that I could picture in my mind. If I was reading and couldn’t come up with an image in my head, I lost interest immediately.

What was your favorite story?
 When I was your age, I adored Ramona the Pest and The BFG by Roald Dahl.
How do you get your ideas?
 I work with children of all ages and when I’m counseling them, ideas pop up that help them grasp an idea. Sometimes, I like the idea so much it becomes a story I can share with other people.
Is it hard to write a book? For me, the hardest part about writing a book is getting started. I have to think about what I want to say and how to say it just right.
Why do you think multi-cultural books for kids are important? We are all citizens of the world and we should know how people may do things or learn things differently. It brings us together and promotes a world of understanding, empathy, and caring.
What author do you really like right now?
 I adore JK Rowling, Neil Geiman and Terry Pratchett.
What advice do you have for a kid who wants to be an author? Go for it! Find an idea you find interesting and write it down. Put down the electronics, get out, explore, experience, connect with others and log it all in a journal. The the ideas will come flowing out of you.
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