Featured Interview With Tanya Preminger
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Award-winning author Tanya Preminger strongly believes in the power of literature as a means to growth, education, and the cultivation of curious, compassionate, happy children.
Tens of thousands of her books are sold in the US, UK and worldwide.
Tanya was born in Russia, spent years in the US, and currently resides in Israel with her partner and their son.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was always reading and writing.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love reading and I have more favorite authors than I can count. Growing up I read all the books in the library of the small town I lived in. From stupid Romance, to sophisticated Romance, to fantasy, science fiction and historical drama. I looooved "Nine Princes in Amber" by Roger Zelazny. I love reading about other cultures, other places, and times.
So, a short list: Hemingway, Bukowski, Asimov, Roger Zelazny, Ken Follett, Khaled Hosseini, Mark Twain, Isabel Allende, George R. R. Martin and many more.
Lately I read lot's of mystery, detective, thrillers, and near future science fiction like Douglas E. Richards books.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Book quote: "It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success." – Lionel Andrés Messi
"Sean Wants To Be Messi" is An engaging, relatable soccer book about practice, inspiration, and never giving up.
Beautiful illustrations by Elettra Cudignotto.
Winner of MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS 2018 – Honoring Excellence-Trusted Worldwide by Parents & Educators
plot: Sean, an imaginative second grader, wants to be the great soccer superstar Lionel Messi, and he’s working hard for his goal. He battles fears, bullies, homework and bedtimes in pursuit of his dream to become the best soccer player in the world.
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