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Author Spotlight: Paulette Harvey

Name: Paulette Harvey   

Hometown: Akron, Ohio

Book: The Dutchess of Woodbridge

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Dorrance Publishing (DP): Describe your book in 10 words or less. 

PH: Story about a kitten that has found a new home.

DP: What made you want to write your book? 

PH: I wanted a story for my grandchildren to read.

DP: How long did it take you to write your book?

PH: It took about one year to write it. Editing and publishing took longer.

DP: How do you choose the names of your characters?

PH: It was based on true life events and characters.

DP: What do you do when you have writer’s block?

PH: I take time off to think until I can get back into it.

DP: What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

PH: My favorite part of my book was getting to illustrate it myself. I enjoyed drawing the pictures.

DP: If you were stuck on an island and had to have one person from each category with you, who would they be and why? 

PH: One character from my book:  Rachel

PH: One fictional character:  Mickey Mouse because he’s fun and happy.

DP: One famous person: Jesus

DP: Besides writing, what are your other interests? 

PH: Painting, specifically painting with acrylics and a mop.

DP: Do you keep a journal? 

PH: Yes.

DP: How did you celebrate the publishing of your book?

PH: I haven’t yet. I plan to go to a steakhouse for dinner with family and friends.

DP: If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main characters? 

PH: It would probably have to be an animated movie considering the main character is a kitten.

DP: What did you enjoy most about working with Dorrance Publishing?

PH: Friendly staff/conversations over the phone since I personally do not have a computer and have all correspondence myself over the phone.

DP: Five favorite books of all time?

PH: The Bible, Gods Glory, Sun Stand Still, How to Make the Right Decision Every Time

DP: One sentence of advice for other writers?

PH: Don’t give up, no matter how
long it takes.

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