This is a short story about the meanest parents ever, Mrs. and Mr. Gingko of Norman, Oklahoma, and about their tragically sad daughter, Alicia Gingko. After doing her chores and being nice to her brother and sister, Alicia has just one small request. This is a humorous tale of brilliant parenting.
Targeted Age Group:
elementary readers, bedtime story
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I love humor. I almost never have “writer’s block” because creating funny stories never gets old.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I don’t feel successful enough to give any writer advice. If I were pressed, I would emphasize beginning with the traditional training: lerning grammer and speling bakwerds and forwerds, studying the great writers, getting friends and family to write glowing 5-star reviews for ones books.
I wrote “The Death of Medicine”, which is a book about a crusading nineteenth-century Hungarian surgeon whose discoveries may save your life. Recently, on the news, I noticed that Doctor Ignaz Semmelweis’s techniques were being used in hospitals around the world in order to combat the CRE epidemic. True to form, Doctor Semmelweis was not mentioned by name. If you read my book, you will understand why good physicians and hospitals have the practices they observe religiously.
I also recommend my “If You Like to Laugh” series of comical poetry. This is high-quality stuff, and suitable for all adults. There is no “us-versus-them”, cruelty, or smutty double-entendre humor. I’d read every section to my grandparents, and I believe you’ll find these short pieces will be a friend for life.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I remembered how my parents did not become overexcited when I made outrageous statements to them.