Featured Interview With Stenetta Anthony
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Stenetta Anthony is an author who writes books that inform, inspire, educate and entertain. She was an educator for 20 + years and still continues to volunteer in supporting the educational development of children. Her time spent in the classroom using her own unique style of storytelling. Stenetta storytelling has now extended into publishing with her creating children’s books for her young reading audience. Stenetta has a Bachelor Degree in Educational Studies and Specialist in Special Education Development. Stenetta resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Two of Stenetta’s favorite past times are watching cartoons and being an at-home contestant of the television game show Jeopardy. One of Stenetta’s favorite phrases comes from P.L Travers, Mary Poppins, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun, with her writing being her most enjoyable element in life.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Although I enjoyed writing most of my life, my official writing career began at the ripe young age of 50.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Some of my favorite authors are John Maxwell, T.D. Jakes, and Judy Blume. My favorite genre of book to read is children books. They allowed me to escape back to my childhood. The inspiration for my writing comes mainly from observing people and nature. Ideas can sometimes when I am just looking at someone walking down the street. The pattern by which a person walks, as you watch people walk you can see everyone has a different step that is made with their shoes.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book, A Home for Saly shares the story of a poodle with a disability who is placed in a permanent kennel. Sally’s considers she is unlovable and unadoptable because of her outer appearance only.
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