Monday, October 12, 2015

Interview and Giveaway - Maria I. Morgan - Louie and the Leaf Pile

My guest today is Maria I. Morgan. She's generously offered to do a giveaway of her latest book, "Louie and the Leaf Pile." Check below for details.

Let's find out more about this talented author.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I guess you could say I grew up with a love for reading. My Mom read all kinds of books to my brother and me when we were young. Some of our all-time favorites were by Dr. Seuss – Green Eggs & Ham, and Sneetches on Beaches.
Although my formal education is in corporate wellness and nutrition, my real love is writing. Whether devotional material or children’s books, my hope is to share God’s truths and make an eternal difference.
A fun fact about me: even though my background is in nutrition, I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth!

You began as an inspirational writer for adults, how did you transition into writing for children?
It was really a God-thing. I had submitted a manuscript for a Bible study to a publisher. While I was waiting to hear from them, I went back through some pieces I had written previously and came across Louie’s BIG day!
And that was the beginning of the Louie the Lawnmower series.

Give us a brief overview of Louie & the Leaf Pile:
Louie the Lawnmower and his friends are back! Leaves are beginning to fall and Louie wants to be a hero. He comes up with a plan to tackle a mountain of autumn leaves. Will he succeed or will he forget a very important component? Join Louie and the gang in their all-new adventure!

What do you hope your readers glean from Louie & the Leaf Pile?
It’s so important to teach godly truths to our children. The Bible puts it this way:
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:7
I wrote Louie & the Leaf Pile to help parents/grandparents convey these concepts through a fun storyline. The book concludes with questions to stimulate conversation and help them re-emphasize biblical truths.

Where can we get a copy of your book?
Louie & the Leaf Pile is available in both print and Kindle versions. You can pick up a copy from Amazon:
And don’t forget that Louie has a website where you can sign up for a FREE audio book (Louie’s BIG day!):

Maria I. Morgan is an inspirational writer and speaker. She is the award-winning author of Louie's BIG day! Regardless of the age of her audience, her goal is the same: to share God's truth and make an eternal difference. She lives in the muggy South with her husband, two retrievers, and two Maine coon kitties ~ the perfect mix to fuel her creativity for years to come.

Giveaway Details: Maria will be giving away one copy of "Louie and the Leaf Pile" (print) to one commenter. To be eligible, you must leave your email address and be a resident of the U.S. Void where prohibited. 

Disclaimer: No payment was made to this blogger for featuring the author and her book. 

Writers:  Have you ever tried to write a children's book? Please share your experience.

Readers: What kind of stories do the little ones in your life enjoy?


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

Thanks for visiting with us today. I loved Louie and the Leaf Pile and pray many children and parents will be blessed by its message.

God bless,
Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

It's good to see Maria here. Wishing her all the best. Don't enter me in the giveaway this time around. Have a wonderful week!

Linda O'Connell said...

Maria's book sounds like one I would read to my great grandson, and share with teachers. The pictures are delightful, and I can imagine the message is spirit filled.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Susan! I appreciate your help spreading the word about "Louie & the Leaf Pile." God bless you as you continue writing for Him! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Both of Maria's Louie books are real winners!

Hi Linda - Thanks for commenting. I think your grandson would love these books.

Hi Maria - You're welcome. I know parents are always on the look-out for quality reading material for their youngsters.

God bless,
Susan :)