I had the pleasure of meeting and working with this author last weekend at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. I also met the amazingly talented Alice Antimie, illustrator of Perfectly Precious Poohlicious. Welcome Mary Elizabeth Jackson to Indie Author Friday!
Precious Poohlicious is made perfect in the eyes of Mommy. Everything about him from his chubby cheeks, to his bright eyes, to his twinkle toes and smiles make him who he is—Perfectly Precious Poohlicious.
The adorable, lifelike illustrations will dazzle you and warm your heart. The ten cute, and catchy, easy-to-sing songs will make you feel the love of Mommy and bring joy to anyone who sings them.
The story is written through the eyes of Poohlicious, who knows he is perfect just the way he is.
What do you wish you’d known before you were published?
How much work it really is. That being published does not mean you sit around and do nothing after your book comes out. It is only the beginning of the journey. The writing is the easy part.
What is something memorable you’ve heard from your readers/fans?
They loved how Poohlicious reads like a love letter from a mother to a child and how they got goose bumps when they read it. They loved the sweetness and tenderness about it.
What do you love most about the writing process?
I love being able to be creative and expressive and see my thoughts, feelings and visions come to life. It is very empowering and having the opportunity to contribute words in the world is such an honor. I also love watching characters come to life and when I have to dig deep to feel them so I can portray this to others.
Any unusual talents or hobbies?
Unusual talent might be my ability for smelling, hearing, tasting and seeing. If someone smells something and is not sure what it is they call me. I can hear songs in the back ground at loud restaurants and can totally taste if a food is spoiled or something is wrong with it. Even if it’s at the beginning of turning bad. I joke and say if I was younger and could do it again knowing this ability I would be a spy or investigator of hard to solve crimes.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV/Netflix?
The last thing I finished up on Netflix is the last season of Once Upon A Time. It is a series I get to watch with my daughters. Great bonding time. Otherwise Netflix is on the preschool shows for my little guy every day.
If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
I would be a character that used all her senses to heal the earth and others allowing everyone to remember who they are and why they are here. Go back to the beginning of time and see the truth of how it all happened and change things to be as they were intended.
Mary Elizabeth Jackson is the award-winning author of Poohlicious and is carrying on the adventures in the next book Look at Me. Jackson, Cline and Antimie will continue working on this series as well as other projects. Jackson is also working on a middle grade reader with Cline as well as writing the movie screen play. She is a wife, mother of three inspirations, advocate for special needs and disabilities and a live streamer. She lives in the Nashville area.
Black Rose Writing
The second book in this series will be released December 21, 2017 – just in time for Christmas!
In the second book of the award- winning series, Poohlicious , journeys through the wonders and adventures of Toddlerhood. As you read this delightful story of curiosity seen through the eyes of Poohlicious you will experience a world full of “can dos” and “not sure of’s.” Always on the move, Look at Me, discovers all that a toddler is capable of doing and trying, and that Mommy believes he is perfectly made no matter what may come. Recommended for ages zero through four. No matter where you are or where you live, every child is Poohlicious.