About Nili Ariely:
Nili Ariely – B.Ph and M.F.A, an active artist and writer. Nili has written and illustrated children’s comics in a youth magazine.
Nili is a mother and a grandmother. Her strolls with her grandchildren enabled her to experience the world from a young child’s point of view.
What inspires you to write?
Over the last years I got deeply involved with young children’s point of view and that has incorporated into my books. I am usually inspired by everyday experiences and for me it’s all about how children perceive the world – it is as if they are guests on our planet and we are the hosts.
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually prefer to write in a place where I’m surrounded by people, such as a coffee shop, but basically I can really write anywhere on every piece of paper I have. Also, I have a lot of drafts and sometimes the finished product takes a total shift from the initial idea or story.
My latest book, on which I am still working on, is called “Shoko and Luigi in the Playground”. The inspiration came from encountering with a very unusual dog while spending time with one of my grandchildren at a playground. It was a very big dog with long furry hair, with one blue eye and one brown eye. All kids were drawn to it. It had a majestic presence and I thought this calls for a story.
What advice would you give other writers?
I presume for each one there is a different way and approach to be inspired. I always found that looking at my own life as if I’m visiting them from an outside world helped me to find a story to tell.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was looking for a way to publish my book abroad and was offered marketing by Contento Publishing Company.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
While it was once impossible to get published, it is now too easy and there is a necessity to find a way to ensure the quality of books and the fine delivery to readers.
What genres do you write?: Children’s books
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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