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Monday, 12 October 2015

Interview with Children's Author Leon Opio

My newest interview is with Leon Opio who is from Bronx, New York . He's an author of children books and YA books as well. His favorite author is James Patterson and he enjoys collecting comics as a hobby. Read more about this very talented writer.

Maria-  How long have you been a writer?

Leon- I have been writer for approximately six years.  

Maria-What do you love about writing?

Leon- I enjoy putting my creative ideas on paper and see them all come together and come to life.

Maria- Tell me about your children books that you’ve written. You’ve written two so far or more? Please give me a brief description of them.

Leon- Joy’s Great Zoo Adventure - Joy is living in an orphanage, since she has no family after her parents passed away. Joy spends most of her days alone, since she doesn't believe she will ever belong to a family again. The Roberts are a newly married couple looking to adopt a young girl and are introduced to Joy. Joy is very apprehensive, but agrees to go with them on a trip to the zoo. On this trip Joy meets some unexpected friends that show her the real meaning of family.
Tommy’s Thanksgiving Wish - Tommy is new to the school and meets a new friend her name is Mary. Mary and Tommy become best friends, but when Mary starts missing school he becomes concern. When he finds out the reason why, he makes a wish to help her and her family.

Maria- Who illustrated your books?

Leon- Almar Denso

Maria- Sum up in one word how you feel when you write.

Leon- Happy

Maria- Who is your favorite author?

Leon- James Patterson

Maria-  What are your hobbies and interests?

Leon-  Besides writing, watching scary movies, collecting comics and weightlifting

Maria-  Where can your books be purchased and in what formats?

Leon- Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Mirror publishing books are available in both kindle and paperback

Maria- Who are your biggest supporters?

Leon- My family, but my wife Tabitha is the main person who pushes me to follow my dream.

Maria- Did anybody inspire you to be a writer?

Leon- No one, I just enjoy creating stories.

Maria- What is your favorite movie?

Leon- Dawn of the dead – Original

Maria-  Are you currently writing any more books?

Leon- Yes, I'm writing the sequel to my adult horror and working on the second book in the Mr. Nimbus series which these books deal with YA social issues that YA go through every day. The first one in the series dealt with bullying. I also just finished another easy reader children book title “The Chihuahua that thought was a tiger” hopefully will be out this winter.

Maria- Do you have a motivational or inspiring quote you can share with my readers? I love to share something inspirational to my readers.

Leon- Don’t let anyone damper your dreams, follow your dreams. So you won’t ever have a regret later in life. It’s easier to say I tried, then saying I should’ve.

October is National Bullying Prevention month, and this book is perfect to read because the subject matter is bullies. It's a story of bullies who learn not only how it feels to be bullied but also how their behavior affects those around and closest to them.

About Maria Rochelle

Maria is a writer of multiple genres, and author of the popular children's picture story book series Jasmine Dreams.
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