Author Interview: Linh Nguyen-Ng

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It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Linh Nguyen-Ng, the author of Mommy’s Little Wordlings.

  1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a happily married artist with two amazing kids who inspire me to write, illustrate and fly off to unknown places to escape them. JUST KIDDING!  They always manage to show me a different perspective on things. I love them dearly.

  1. How did you get the idea for your book?

The idea for my picture book, MOMMY’S LITTLE WORDLINGS, came to me as I was sketching some greeting cards. I was sketching out these cute little people and imagined them doing certain things. Before I knew it, I had a complete book. It took a while to polish and complete it though. I actually finished the book including illustrations two days before my son was born. I had time to use wisely while waiting for my little one to arrive. It took me over a year to complete it from beginning to end.

  1. What does your writing process look like?

Like all writers, I have ideas floating in my head constantly.  Some are good, some are wild and insane. So how do I pick an idea to start a book from the many options? Sometimes an idea is very strong and I just know it, other times I pick one and go from there.

I try to create a routine to make sure I write or illustrate something every day. Of course that doesn’t always happen, but it gives me a guideline. For now, I write during the evenings when my children are in bed and on the weekends. I like using the notepad on my phone to record ideas or thoughts that pop into my head throughout the day. They’re important and I don’t want to forget them.

I also like to snack (a lot) when I’m writing. You can usually find some gummy bears, chocolates or almonds on my desk. I consider them fuel for my brain.

  1. What do you do when you’re not writing?

When I’m not writing, I read and spend all my time with my family. I love teaching my kids arts and crafts. I believe that creativity is very important in a child’s development and even for adults too.  Creativity allows you to see and understand things from a different perspective. But I also like to watch TV. I like stories, and movies are lovely stories to me. I don’t get to do it often, so it’s a nice treat.

  1. What do you do when you experience writer’s block?

I work out. I walk or do yoga. Anything that relaxes the mind is helpful.

  1. Where can readers find you online?

I’d love to hear from my readers.

You can connect with me below.

 

Website: http://www.linhnguyenng.com

Twitter: @linhnguyenng

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/lnguyenng

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29730214-linh-nguyen-ng

Google: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29730214-linh-nguyen-ng

Mommy’s Little Wordlings releases on April 7 from Anaiah Press. 

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