Featured Interview With Brian S. Sofsky
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I grew up in a small town in central Florida but have lived in California most of my life. I moved to Oklahoma with my wife and 3 kids about 4 years ago. We adopted a rescue pup named penny and she is a perfect fit with our three red headed gingers.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have always loved storytelling. Since before I could read I was always making up some huge elaborate scheme to tell my parents. This love of telling stories lead to my career in filmmaking which I enjoy to this day. The book writing began when my kids were little and I ran out of books that kept their interest. We would start these “choose your own adventure” ideas and unique stories would splinter off from those ideas. My kids inspire me quite a bit, it’s good to have your own little test audience.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love the creativity of Dav Pilkey and the characters in S. E. Hinton’s novels. I love listening to kids tell stories, there is an honesty and clumsiness to them that is hard to find in stories your read today.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is a Children’s picture book about the unique ways animals sleep. I went on a safari a few years back and I saw a lion sprawled out in a tree, toungue out and snoring to beat the band. I love that image and it still makes me smile today when I think of it. So many times a have seen animals sleeping in the wild and the comedy and peacefulness stuck with me so I decided why not make it into a colorful picture book for kids.
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