Welcome to Author Services Australia, Luella Stanley, and welcome to our author interviews! If you could start by introducing yourself to everyone, let them know where you’re from and some of your interests and hobbies.
I am a First Aid trainer of over 16 years and my passion is teaching first aid. I also own my own training business called First Aid Action RTO 31668 in Australia. I feel that everyone should have the knowledge and skills to try and help others.
What inspired you to start writing?
I feel that teaching first aid to younger children is very important, and I believe that a children’s book is a great way to introduce the idea of first aid to younger children.
While I enjoy reading fantasy, I love writing children’s books.
What is your writing process?
I just start by typing whatever comes into my head and then shorten it to suit the audience I am writing for.
What is one thing you wish you knew now that you didn’t know when you started writing?
How to engage others and to write to the correct audience.
What was the hardest part of self-publishing?
Simply not knowing what to do and how much is involved with the self-publishing process.
Which book is your favorite and why?
I love my book, of course, Finlay the First Aid Bear: The Dare to Golden Mountain.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
What are you working on right now?
Currently, I’m busy writing Books 2 and 3 of the Finlay the First Aid Bear series. I have also started a younger teenage version where Finlay, the main character, is a young teenager.
How do you handle a bad review?
Luckily, I haven’t had one yet, but if I do get one, I’ll learn from it and try to take anything constructive from the review to improve future books.
What’s next for you as an author?
Continue the Finlay the First Aid Bear series of books with different adventures to keep promoting first aid to children and teenagers. Finlay, the teenager, has a similar story.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully retired from work but never from writing!
If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why?
To be strong and help others in need.
Where is your ultimate holiday destination?
What are some of the items on your bucket list?
Travel and retire. Hopefully, make Finlay the First Aid Bear into a real character on TV, games to teach first aid, etc.
Thanks so much for taking the time to do an author interview, Luella Stanley!
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Author Name: Luella Stanley
Genre/s: Children’s Books
Author Website: www.finlayfirstaidbear.com
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