How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
In content and style, MONTY fits between "Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance” Walker and Co. 2011 and "Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again" Scholastic 2009 (feature film 2011).
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The Next Big Thing: Laurisa White Reyes is known by her writing friends as "the one with five kids." The most common question she's asked is "how do you find time to write?" to which she replies, "I don't. So I have to make time." After earning her B.A. in creative writing too many years ago than she cares to remember, she spent more than a decade writing for magazines and newspapers, and even worked two years as an editor for a small press. She gave up all that six years ago to live her dream of writing novels. Her first book, The Rock of Ivanore, published in 2012 with Tanglewood Press, began as bedtime stories for her son. The sequel, The Last Enchanter, comes out this October. Laurisa lives in Southern California with her family, 5 fish, 4 birds, 2 turtles, 2 bearded dragons, 1 dog, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Her next book is The Last Enchanter