WNBA veteran and two-time All Star, Tammy Sutton-Brown was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. However, she has spent more time living abroad than in her home town. Tammy believes that exposure to various cultures, languages, traditions, and values enhance the quality of one’s life. This philosophy has motivated Tammy to travel extensively. She has visited more than forty countries across five continents. Tammy’s motivation for writing this series is to encourage early literacy and have children engaged in what they are reading.
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Joining a community is a must. It’s a great way to introduce your new book(s) and show your book titles.
That writing my first draft would be tweaked and edited numerous times. It would take 2 years to write and perfect CREE AND SCOOTER HIT THE SLOPES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA before it went to print.
How important the digital world would be. I always hoped for my books to be stacked on bookshelves, and now I also hope my e-books grace the IPADS, NOOKS, and KINDLES.
How I wish I could draw :). When writing a children’s book, pictures are just as important as the story.
How much marketing, promoting and media are involved in marketing my book. Writing my book was only the beginning.
Self-publishing is costly, but I’m glad I went that route because I retain all the rights to my work.
Learning how to hear rejections and keep on going. Finding a publishing company is a challenge.
How much fun I would have remembering what it was like to be a child and writing in that frame of mind. Creating a children’s book that holds up to multiple readings.
That people think I am one of the characters in my book. I have children calling me Cree and asking what I liked best about, and what it was like to have a chameleon as a best friend ( they usually giggle when they ask )
Once I published my first book there was no time for rest. Marketing and media set in while at the same time more writing for the next book.About Cree and Scooter Hit the Slopes in British Columbia
The Adventures of Cree and Scooter is a series geared toward children aged 4 to 8, and it exposes readers to various cultures in an age appropriate manner. Oscillating between the spheres of reality and fantasy, this book connects readers to the two main characters, Cree and Scooter, as they navigate their way through many countries across the globe while Cree dreams in her bed at night. Together Cree and Scooter travel to countries such as China, Egypt, Canada, Kenya, New Zealand, India, Japan and many more to experience the richness and uniqueness of many cultures of the world. In Cree and Scooter’s outrageous adventures each book in this series showcases some ‘travel mishaps’ and humor into the storyline to engage the audience. Cree and Scooter differ from traditional children’s books, as it infuses academic learning into fun adventures. This series of books includes opportunities for readers to learn world geography, history, key words from different languages, and many different cultural customs. The first book in the series begins on the continent of North America, in the country of Canada: Cree and Scooter Hit the Slopes in British Columbia.