Meet A.G. Grey.
What is your earliest memory of writing?
Other than learning to write the alphabet in kindergarten, I can remember very vividly a project we were assigned in 7th grade.
The project was to write a book that we would then have a chance to share with an elementary class. I’ll never forget how excited I was to put my ideas down on paper and create an actual story.
I may have been a little too excited as my story ended up being rather long which I only realized while I was reading it out-loud to the poor class that was polite enough to listen.
How did you get started in your writing career?
I’ve always had a love for stories and have had a dream or goal of someday being published.
After having our first son, I started reading children’s books to him every evening before bed. As we read book after book, we inevitably found some books weren’t that great, and I started wondering how some of them even became published altogether.
My next thought was that if they could do it, why couldn’t I?
The main thing that held me back for a long time was my lack of illustration abilities. Then, we found “The Book With No Pictures” which served as immense inspiration to me. Around the same time, my oldest son said to me, “let’s read a book we’ve never read before” and it clicked!
That night I started drafting “A Book Never Read Before” which became my first published book.
Do you write in multiple genres?
I will certainly dabble in almost any genre, but I feel my strengths currently are in children’s literature. I don’t think it’s difficult to transition, but I do think writers should be aware of their strengths.
What comes to you first: title, character or setting?
The very first idea I had for a children’s book was for a character. That idea, however, never really fully developed. My subsequent ideas have mostly started with a concept so to speak.
What is your latest book about?
My newest book, “Imaginary Pictures” is about a whimsical character named Milo who can only be seen by people with really good imaginations. Milo really likes to share his fantastic pictures with people that can see them. The description of each gets kids roaring with laughter. I’m currently crowd-funding publication for this book so please check it out here — http://kck.st/2Ncg7ff
Where can people find you and all of your amazing projects?
I can be found many different ways:
First and foremost until October 14th through Kickstarter:
Instagram: A.G. Grey
Thank you, A.G. That was great!
Thanks again for the interview.
You can get your copy of A Book Never Read on Amazon!
Originally published October 2, 2018.