About Michael Ferrone:
Children’s book author Michael Ferrone knew that he would one day create illustrated books and cartoons after having taken an illustrating and writing class at his local library when he was a child. Coming up with story ideas from life experiences and his imagination, Michael has learned that inspiration can emerge from surprising places and people sometimes.
Michael tends to write as if he is creating a television show, with his drafts looking more like scripts. He believes that in every good story, the characters must go through personal journeys and discover something new about themselves in the process; an obstacle usually presents itself and the characters must find it within themselves to overcome. He hopes that his young readers come away from his books with a sense of self-discovery, community-building, and recognizing the value of positive relationships.
When he isn’t writing empowering and uplifting stories for kids, Michael and his wife like to take their two dogs—a husky named Frankie and a lab mix named Dax—on adventures where they live in Southern California. He also enjoys learning new things, picking up new hobbies, and working on his Frankenbots cartoon project. More on this quest and his other books can be found at https://www.frankenbots.co/ .
What inspires you to write?
I can find inspiration from all sorts of places and people. My characters often have a strong resemblance to the people closest to me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I slowly bring my characters to life with a drawing- adding characteristics in my mind as I go. By the time the artwork is done, I usually have a full-fledged character.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My wife did the research. Without her help, all of this wouldn't have been possible.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I feel like self-publishing will continue to grow as the ease of use and accessibility increase.
What genres do you write?: Children's Picture Sci-Fi Books
What formats are your books in?: Print
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