Olympia Jones, author of Hanna the Banana joined us for a chat. Here she shares with us her tips and tricks for future authors as we find out what’s next for her.
Q - How old were you when you first wrote something substantial?
A - I was in the fourth grade, so around 9 or 10 years old.
Q - Did you ever have aspirations to become a writer?
A - Yes, when I wrote my first poem and got positive feedback.
Q - What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
A - Never give up on my dreams.
Q - What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?
A - Don’t stop writing, follow your dreams.
Q - What did you find easiest and hardest about writing?
A - The easiest part was coming up with an idea. Plotting my story can be very challenging.
Q - Was it faster to write your book or to have it published?
A - Writing my book was a lot faster than having it published.
Q - What was your favourite part of your book to write?
A - How Hanna achieved her weight loss goals and overcame being bullied.
Q - Do you have any plans to publish more work?
A - Yes, I’m working on my next book now.
Q - If you could review Olympia Publishers in just a few words, what would they be?
A - Olympia Publishers was lovely to work with, very professional and prompt.