I am joined today by Children’s book author Lucille Femine. She is the author and illustrator of LET ME SEE WHAT I COULD BE.
I am going to take the liberty to jump right in here with a few questions before I present an illustrated excerpt from the book. My first question for Lucille is, what inspired you to write the book, LET ME SEE WHAT I COULD BE?
I used to make up stories for my children when they were going to sleep. I wanted to call on that memory, but mostly I wanted to communicate something meaningful to children that would reach them on a deeper level, giving them the message that they really can be anything they want.
Thank you. I’ve known you as a prolific watercolor artist. Which came first? The illustrating or the writing?
On this book, the writing came first, then I illustrated it.
I believe you have illustrated two other children’s books, as well. Can you tell us a little about those?
Yes, I was commissioned to illustrate a book called HANNAH BANANA AND HONEY and later a book written by David Carus called, ANIMAL DETECTIVES.
What are your goals or future plans in the children’s book arena?
I have another book in mind called, “The Man Who Hated to Do the Dishes”. I get a laugh out of everyone I say that to so I’d better write it! Not sure exactly when. Before my husband died, we were writing it together, so it will also be a tribute to him as well. In fact, at his memorial, a good friend came to me and said he had just told her to finish the book! She knew nothing about the book and mentioned it by name.
I look forward to you writing and publishing it in the future. What are your social media links where you can be followed and contacted?
I use mostly Facebook and occasionally Twitter and Pinterest. I have a newsletter which I put out every few weeks. And my website, artbyfemine.com plus Etsy by same name, ArtbyFemine.
Thanks Lucille. I’d like to present everyone with an excerpt from LET ME SEE WHAT I COULD BE, written and illustrated by Lucille Femine.
I could be the light
of the moon
or the skyline at noon.
I could be the bark
of the tree
or the wings of a bee.
I could be the twinkle
in my sweet dog’s eye
or a cloud in the sky.
I could be a bird
in the meadow;
I could even be green jello.
If you would like to purchase Lucille’s book, LET ME SEE WHAT I COULD BE, it is available from Amazon at: http://amzn.to/2DjP0ps