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Children’s Author Interview with Reggie Grub
Where The Wind Blows
FACE FAN PG: Where The Wind Blows Book
The first book of mine is a children’s book. I’m currently working on two novels. So I am new to the game
About your book/s The first book of mine is a children’s book called Where The Wind Blows. It simply is a gift from God. I received it from a dream. In that dream I was given the title. I wrote the outline at 3:45 am. I made my Dad a Pastor in the book. In reality my Dad was an evangelist. However, that same night at my son’s basketball game. My mother called me and informed me that my Dad had been asked to Pastor a church. I knew right then It was an assignment from God.
How did you do research for your book? I studied the process of creating a children’s book and decided to self-publish.
Which was the hardest character to write? N/A The easiest? All the characters are my parents and I so that was the easy part.
In your book you make a reference to…. Where The Wind Blows/God how did you come up with this idea? In my dream I seen hundreds to thousands of children and I asked one of them where he came from and he replied its where the wind blew us. That’s the title of the book God wants you to right.
What made you write a book about…? Divine Intervention! I really am not able to take credit for this book. God gave it to me. I believe it’s a very spiritual book. It is beautiful I must add as well.
Where do you get inspiration for your stories? In dreams to be honest. The next two novels are spiritual as well.
There are many books out there about…. What makes yours different? It is mixed with a miracle. My Dad is now a Pastor. He became a Pastor the same day I created his character in the book. It has character building lessons in it for little children. It gives Parents the opportunity to share a faith building moment with their children.
What advice would you give budding writers? Lay a brick on your dream everyday
Your book is set in Wytheville Va. Have you ever been there? Oh yeah, my dad is the Pastor of the church on the cover of that book.
In your book you state…. God is like the wind. Even though you can’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. why is that? It’s what God told me to say at the end of the book.
If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would you be? I actually am the little boy on the cover of the book.
Do you have another profession besides writing? I am an Artist, motivational speaker and Teacher
How long have you been writing? All my life. Just now have had the guts to just go for it.
Do you ever get writer’s block? NAH What helps you overcome it? I Comment to lay a brick each day. Otherwise it’s too overwhelming to me to try to do more than needed on one particular day.
What is your next project? JIA
What genre do you write and why? Inspirational, Fiction drama, How to
What is the last great book you’ve read? Fences, Think And Grow Rich,
Do you snack while writing? Yep Favorite snack? Reese’s Pieces like the kind “E.T.” enjoys
Where do you write? My desk or my journal I keep on hand.
Do you write every day? Um, I working on that
Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time? Listen to 432 htz classical music
In today’s tech-savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper? OH YEAH!!! I Love the energy that paper brings. Think about the process. The growth of a tree, the man power to cut it down, and the time it takes to convert wood into paper. THAT’S A LOT OF ENERGY. NOT TO MENTION MY IMAGINATION AS WELL.
If you could go back in time, where would you go? To see JK Rowling’s face when she thought of Harry Potter and started to create him. To talk to Jean Michel Basquiat. To see Jesus feed the five thousand
Favorite travel spot? Cherry Grove Myrtle Beach
Favorite dessert? Chocolate Chip
If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you? Bible How to escape a deserted Island for dummies, and Feel The Fear And Do It Anyways, psycho cybernetics
What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you? Sprayed mase in my eyes and my friends during a cook out. My family laughed until they creid. The scariest? Finding out my son had type 1 diabetes The strangest? Telling people that my children’s book is from God. I know it may seem out there for some people but it’s the truth. I’d take a liar’s detection test if I had too lol. Really would though! (serious LOL)
What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? I grew up one of three black males in an all-white school. I’ve had to be courageous my entire life. It’s pretty much normal I guess.
Any hobbies? I read, paint and create videos on my youtube channel or Name a quirky thing you like to do. Give workers in retail stores 10 bucks for their lunch breaks spontaneously
If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? That the easiest way to fulfillment is to create something that serves Gods children.
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Where The Wind Blows
This is a story about a boy’s love for his dad and his approval. The boy builds a kite to show his dad. However, his dad has already left, which causes a problem.
His mom wants to fix the problem. His dad eventually makes him a priority but teaches him a lesson at the end.
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