Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a fifteen-year old avid reader, surfer, adrenaline junkie, competitive swimmer and world traveler. I have published one book so far.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Spirit of the Wind. It was inspired by the struggles of animals losing their homes to humans and documentaries/news articles I read/watched on America’s degrading wildlife. I wanted to show kids that they have the power to help and stand up for what they believe in.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. But sometimes I think of book ideas so much I dream about them
What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many amazing authors including John Green, Ruta Sepetys, J.K Rowling, Wendy Mass, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Michael Morpurgo, etc…
What are you working on now?
Finishing up my website. It’ll be finished soon >> (http://yasminehamdi.com/) and the sequel to Spirit of the Wind
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Twitter and Goodreads
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read, write and market as much as you can. Meet other authors and exchange tips and advice with them. Build your audience and get them excited about you and your book(s). Have a goal and work towards it everyday
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“No one said it would be easy, they said it would be worth it”
What are you reading now?
Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Book 2
What’s next for you as a writer?
Doing speaking presentations and book signings, getting my audience excited about the next book in the series and eventually releasing it.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Don’t do this to me… I can’t choose. I have too many!
Author Websites and Profiles
Yasmine Hamdi Amazon Profile