A few months ago, I wrote about Izzy Church and her romantic comedy novel, Angry Movie Guy. Now Izzy is coming out with her first children’s book, Dr. Pookie and The case of his Missing Thought.
In this children’s mystery adventure, Dr. Pookie shares with his friends the exciting and curious tale of the time he lost his thought and the hilarious adventure that follows as he frantically searches for it. Along with all the furry creatures in the Little Royal Forest, they all search high and low for Dr. Pookie’s missing thought.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Today I have the pleasure to host Izzy (Isabella) Church on my blog with a fun interview. And she has some interesting news to share with us.
– How did you decide to pursue a writing career?
“ I love the art of storytelling because it allows me to go beyond any limiting beliefs I have and connect with something unseen. My passion to connect and communicate fueled me as I pursued a higher education in communication arts with a specialization in writing for film and television. In addition, to my time spent writing, I have pursued a career in the performing arts. I feel the two art forms motivate and feed one another and ultimately help me to be better in both fields.”
– Was getting published hard?
“My first novel, Angry Movie Guy,, was also published by Square Monkey Publishing, so it seemed only natural to return to them for my second book. I was asked to make several changes to the book before it was approved for publication, but all in all, the process was pretty painless.”
– Are your characters based on people you know?
“ My characters are completely fictional, but chances are you have experienced some of Dr. Pookie’s struggles.”
– What genre is your book?
“Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought, is a children’s chapters book for kids ages 6-11. It’s a great read for advanced readers as well as, kids bridging the gap between picture books and chapter books.”
– Which of your books is your most favorite?
“My books are entirely different, so it would be difficult to choose a favorite. I love both books equally. I faced challenges writing them both, but I also experienced great joy. I love that I had the opportunity to express myself artistically in this book. It’s nice when you can actually see your characters come to life on the page.”
– Do you have a specific writing routine?
“I write everyday especially when I’m trying to complete a book. I never try to force the process and I’m always ready when inspiration strikes.”
– What are your current projects?
“Currently, my main focus is spreading the word about Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought. However, I am also working on the script-to-screen adaptation of, Angry Movie Guy and another feature film I wrote titled, Letters to Ganesh.”
– What’s next for you?
“Next steps are simple to promote the book and share it with as many people as possible. I have several interviews lined up and a virtual book tour. Be sure to check my website: DrPookie.com for up n’ coming book readings and book fair appearances. Also, check out angrymovie.com if you are interested in a LOL romantic comedy.”
Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought
What’s a bear to do when his friends and neighbors dare to attack his reputation? You see it is most hurtful not to be appreciated, especially when you’re a lovely, charming, gorgeous hunk of a bear. So when Dr. Pookie begins to receive unwanted attention in the local newspapers, he did what any intelligent, sophisticated, well-to-do bear would do.
Dr. Pookie invited all of his friends and neighbors up to the tippy top of Bear Mountain for a lovely dinner party. After all, there is nothing more delightful than to be entertained by the most famous bear in the Little Royal Forest.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Isabella “Izzy” Church is a self-empowered entrepreneur dedicated to creating entertaining and educational content for a wide audience. She has been recognized as an entertainer, author and artist. This is Izzy’s first children’s book, however she is the author of numerous works, including the LOL romantic comedy novel, Angry Movie Guy.
Kirkus Reviews calls Angry Movie Guy: “A fast paced, sometimes slapstick film-industry novel with a vibrant cast of characters.”
At the young age of sixteen, Izzy landed work as a fashion model and moved to New York to sign with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency where she resumed her multi-faceted career in the arts & entertainment industry. Izzy graduated Suma Cum Laude from Mary Mount Manhattan College with a degree in Communication Arts, specializing in writing for film and television. Furthermore, Izzy spent a year with Dream Works working with the head of the books to film department. Her time spent at Dream Works inspired her to work towards adapting her novel, Angry Movie Guy, for the screen. Izzy is proud to announce that she is currently in preproduction for Angry Movie Guy.
At present, Izzy is caught up in the art world and is excited to be co-curating: Street to Tower, an elaborate art exhibition spanning the sixty-ninth floor of the World Trade Center, tower number four. For more information on the exhibition visit:http://www.3rdculturecreative.com
Izzy Church is the owner of Third Culture Creative, a boutique media development company where she develops film, television, and animation content. Be sure to follow her on twitter at @izzychurch222