An Interview with Author Patricia Baloyra!

Today, it's my pleasure to be interviewing picture book author Patricia Baloyra! Patricia lives in Miami, and she's written two award-winning picture books which celebrate (respectively) Miami and the University of Florida. And when I say "Award-winning", I mean it -- both books have won gold in the Mom's Choice Awards!

Thanks for talking with me today, Patricia!


First, tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm a lawyer, and mother of 8 year old boy. 


What books have you written, and what genre are they?

Goodnight Miami and Goodnight Gators. They are children's picture books.


Tell us more about your books!

Goodnight Miami is an award-winning (Mom's Choice Awards (gold) and FAPA President's awards (gold)) lyrical bedtime storybook celebrating all of the unique places and events in the Magic City. 

Goodnight Gators is an award-winning (Mom's Choice Awards (gold) and FAPA President's Awards (silver)) lyrical bedtime storybook celebrating the University of Florida.


What ages are your books for?

All ages.


Where do you get your inspiration from?

My son, my beautiful city, and my love of reading. 


When did you first start writing?

I have been writing all my life, but only recently for fun. 


Where do you like to write?

Oddly enough, at my desk at my 'real job' in the law office, early each morning for about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes before the work day begins, the emails start rolling in, and the phone starts ringing. 


What are some of your favorite books?

As a kid I loved The Wizard of Oz series and Dr. Dolittle books. I also wore out my copies of the Chronicles of Narnia series, Little House on the Prairie, and the collections of Mark Twain.  


Do you have any tips for up-and-coming authors?

Write, write, and write some more. Try to make a discipline of it, even when you're not in the mood - especially then. 


Do you have other books you are working on now?

Yes, I am working on other books in the Goodnight series, as well as a young-adult fiction novel. 


Thanks, Patricia!

To find out more about Patricia and her Goodnight books, check out these links:

FOR GOODNIGHT MIAMI:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Miami-Choice-Awards-Recipient/dp/1450795927/

Website: http://goodnight-miami.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Goodnight-Miami-445745255447687/timeline/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodnightMiami

FOR GOODNIGHT GATORS:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Gators-Choice-Awards-Recipient/dp/1467545295/

Website: http://www.goodnightteam.com/gators.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodnightgators

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodnightGators



Patricia's first book, Goodnight Miami


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