Welcome to Coffee n’ Notes. Today, I’d like to welcome Serina Adham, author of Lulu’s Balallam-Bam-Bam Grooves, for an author Interview.
About the author
Serina Adham drew on her experience as a dancer and dance instructor to give you this fun new adventure with Lulu and all her animal friends. She hopes that Lulu will teach children to enthusiastically follow their dreams but also consider the effects they have on others.
Adham lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to teaching dance, Adham has also worked as a jewelry and clothing designer and an interior designer. She has one fearless, dancing and singing daughter of her own.
Hello, Serina. Thank you for being here today at Coffee n’ Notes
Please tell us a little bit about yourself. (This can be a quick blurb of the kinds of books you write, etc.)
My name is Serina Adham and I am a newly published author of a children’s book called, Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves, which by the way is the first edition of much more to follow.
I also have a young adult novel I have been working on that is on hold at the moment while I finish writing and publishing the children’s books.
How long have you been writing for?
Around ten years.
What is your writing process like?
It’s about picking the character I would like to work with and building up from there.
Do you have a writing routine? If so, what’s a typical day like for you?
I prefer writing in the mornings, with a nice cup of tea, at a sweet spot in a café.
What motivates you to write?
It’s like painting or creating a piece of jewelry. An idea hits me and I just have to create it.
What was the first thing you did when you found out your book was being published?
I actually had no patience for the whole process of submitting my book to a publishing house then wait for 6 months for a response or none at all, so I decided I would self-publish on Amazon.
I am very excited to see the outcome.
Are you currently working on anything new?
All the time. I always have a few different projects on the go.
But the next one in line is another children’s book about a giraffe.
If you weren’t a writer, what would your career be?
I Have not yet completely switched over to a full-time writer just yet, I hope I will soon, I am optimistic. My other career or careers I should say were as a designer/artist and dance instructor.
What is the easiest part of writing for you? What is the hardest part?
The easiest has always been coming up with an idea.
The hardest has always been the editing, although sometimes, I do enjoy doing that too because it might lead me in another direction.
What’s one thing you learned through writing that you wish you knew before you started?
I wish I had started earlier.
What is your favorite book or genre? Is there a special book that made you realize you wanted to write?
My favorite book has to be The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul, written by Douglas Adams. I realized I wanted to write when I felt I needed to express my creativity in a different way.
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
I would still call myself an aspiring writer, but I can say one thing, write every day, even if it’s nonsense.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I would like to thank everyone that took the time to read this interview and for those of you who will give Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves a read.
Thank you, Serina for visiting Coffee n’ Note 🙂
About The Book
There is nothing Lulu loves more than dancing by herself. With each new song, she practices the “Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves.” She slides her feet, claps her hands, and bumps her hips against a tree trunk.
There is just one problem. Lulu is a gorilla! When she stamps her feet and shakes the trees, she ends up disturbing all the other animals in her jungle home. Poor Squin Squirrel cannot even sip his nut tea without Lulu’s dancing rattling his tree home. Squin and the other animals try to tell Lulu that her dancing is disruptive, but they cannot get through to the gorilla.
Then, Lulu’s loud music and dancing ends up waking up the mighty king of the jungle. The angry lion Jhawfors then confronts Lulu with the problem. Will the animals be able to find a compromise?
This rhyming children’s tale imparts valuable lessons to young readers. Lulu does not want to stop doing what she loves, but she needs to understand that her actions affect others. Through Lulu, children will learn the importance of respect, compassion, and compromise.
Amazon: Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves
My Review: Look what I thought about the book
As always, thank you so much for reading ❤