Featured Interview With Evelyn Hair
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am a Wife, Mother and Grandmother. As a homeschool mother and now a grandmother, I have always valued quality children’s books that present a healthy family life. Now I am writing such books herself.
Books that are family friendly, bright and attractive, truthful, encouraging and uplifting, interesting and engaging, cheerful, conservative, and not harmful to children’s innocent minds. Books that are able to be read and enjoyed by children and their parents, and grandparents.
My husband John and I have been married for over 30 years, and have four grown children, a son and three daughters, two sons in law, and four grandchildren.
You can contact me at email@example.com
From the family of evelynhairbooks –
To Our Dear Parents, Grandparents and Carers.
We truly hope that you will spend time reading this book with your children and grandchildren,
interacting with them and building relationships that will last a lifetime.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
As a mother, homeschool mum and grandmother, I have always been frustrated with the lack of quality of children’s books in libraries, schools, and generally on the market. I have spent many hours on my knees in second hand shops hoping to find that elusive book that met my requirements for a good book for my children and grandchildren. But, alas, they are rare and when you find one you don’t let it go!
That’s the reason I knew that I had to start to write such books to help increase the general amount of good books for kids in the world and in my home for my own children and grandchildren.
My requirements for a good book for kids is :
Able to be read and enjoyed by children and their parents.
Interesting and engaging – a favorite book.
The content conforms to God’s design, creation and reality. It does not lie.
Pleases God and meets His standards of morality.
Encouraging and uplifting.
Bright and attractive.
Durable (a hard one to control)
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My mother greatly influenced me. She was my Sunday School Teacher and mother to my 7 siblings. She is an avid reader, writer and poet.
The Bible is my inspiration for life, learning and writing. It puts life in the right perspective.
My dear children have influenced my choice of book style. What captures their attention, captures mine.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I am learning a lot about self publishing and I am really cutting my teeth on this first book. I hope it will be a springboard for me as I publish many more books in the future. This book, however, will probably be the only one that I illustrate myself. =D
This first book is a true story about my family. I wrote it over 20 years ago when we lived in Central Australia working at the most remote roadhouse in Australia! As I had some time on my hands I illustrated the book myself. It is not until now that I have the opportunity to self publish it.
The book’s title is “ The BIG CHANGE – Emily moves to Outback Australia”. I have changed the names in the book, but basically it’s from the perspective of our youngest 5 year old daughter and how she perceived the BIG CHANGE of moving from a city suburb to remote Central Australia.
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