Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi, I’m CJ and I am a 6 year old author. Yep, you heard right, I’m 6 and I write children’s books. You may be thinking what does a 6 year old know about writing children’s books? Well…. A lot. I’ve been reading them since I was a baby, or rather, my mom has been reading them to me (a lot), but that still counts, right?
That has all changed now. Thanks to my amazing mom (okay, those might be her words, not mine), and really great teachers, I can read them all by myself. I sometimes have a hard time with the big words, but, I practice every day, so, I’m getting better.
My mom thought it would be a great idea if I started writing my own books so that I can practice both reading and writing, and I must say, she was right (Don’t tell her I said that. She might start to think that she’s right about everything).
So, now I write books. I call them CJ’s Practice Readers, and I have decided to share them with the world so that other kids, especially 1st graders as awesome as me, can practice their reading too.
So, let’s recap: -I’ve been read to all of my life.
-I am now reading all by myself.
-I’m 6 years old.
-I’m in the first grade.
-I have an amazing mom who, coincidentally, is an author as well.
See, told you, I AM TOTALLY QUALIFY TO WRITE CHILDREN’S BOOKS! Yep!
I've just published my first book and I am working on my second one. I think they're pretty awesome and I hope you will too!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book is called Bluey Louie's Ocean Adventure! I love sea creatures and thought that it would be great to write a book about them so that I can share my love for them with the world.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I like to read Kids National Geographic. It, and books like it, are what inspired this book.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a book about a dinosaur. It's called Meet Sam!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Make books that you would want to read and then share them with the world.
What are you reading now?
Geronimo Stilton- The Race Against Time.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm not sure yet, but hopefully it's something awesome.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Any and everything dinosaurs, animals, sea creatures and amphibians.
Author Websites and Profiles
CJ Smith Amazon Profile