Featured Interview With G. B. Glory
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Pico Rivera and then lived in Whittier, California until I joined the Air Force at 18. I then moved around for training until eventually being stationed in Nebraska where I met my husband who also had been raised in Whittier, CA. We currently live in Apple Valley, CA where we are raising our two young boys.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
The first books I remember being interested in as a child were Barbie books. Each book and character had different themes and each was uniquely interesting. I believe I began writing before I even knew how to write too well. My second grade teacher called me, “little storyteller.” In third grade I loved writing poems and songs, but I always enjoyed making up stories for school as well.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Honestly, I don’t get to read for pleasure besides reading the Bible or Bible study books. I’m currently in two different Bible studies, one of which I am a children’s teacher, and they both come with quite a bit of homework from the Bible. My favorite book is still The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I got to meet Stephen Chbosky at the film’s opening night where he signed my book. I read a lot of children’s books to my kids, though! We read three or more books a night. From the children’s books, my favorite genre to read are poetry/rhyming books. Dr. Seuss inspires me the most with his confidence in being unique, his boldness to create new words and creatures, and the simplicity in keeping to rhyme.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book, Uncommonly Told Children’s Bible Stories is unique in that it tells of Bible stories which are not commonly told to children or even to adults. For some reason they are the ones that have been forgotten or overlooked. The Holy Spirit inspired me to create characters from the objects in the stories rather than focusing on the people. So one of my characters is a silly fire that is about to eat a bull. Another character is a sleepy and bored mountain from never moving in one scene to screaming in disbelief in the next because it is being thrown into the ocean. This book only took a few years to come to life. It took about a year and a half off and on to write the book and sketch out all the drawings. My goal was to create unique and intriguing characters that would help children remember the stories long after they had forgotten the words.
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