Today I welcome Beryl Reichenberg to my first Twelve Question Tuesday interview.
1. Please tell me the three most important things people should know about you.
I’m an artist, author and illustrator of children’s books, and happy.
2. Are you a dog person or a cat person?
I am both; I’ve had cats and dogs. Love them both. I’d like to have one of each now, but that is not possible.
3. Tea or coffee?
I used to drink coffee, but now I drink tea. I dislike Starbuck’s coffee; it’s too strong.
4. Boxers, briefs, boxer-briefs, or commando?
All are fine.
5. What was the first thing you ever wrote?
I’m sure I wrote stories in school, but the first serious piece I ever wrote was a sketch about my experience in England during the 60’s when I lived there for a year about my first experience shopping for food, English style.
6. When did you finally decide to call yourself a writer?
After Billie signed me up to publish my first book, Ants on a Log.
7. Which of your works are you most proud to have written?
Probably that first OTP book, Ants on a Log, because it was an actual story about my son and his dislike of vegetables.
8. What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?
Having my finger mended when it was caught in a car door when I was about four years old.
9. How did you end up getting published?
I self-published a number of books with Blurb.com. I met Billie at a writer’s festival in San Luis Obispo several years ago, just about the time she was thinking of publishing children’s books. She signed me up, and I now have five books with OTP.
10. Would you be food or fighter if the zombie apocalypse were to happen?
Oh dear, that’s a hard one. I think “food”, although one never knows when confronted by such prospects.
11. What is the most daring thing you have ever done?
Becoming an author.
12. Would you rather be rich or famous--and you could only have one-- and why?
I’d rather be famous! Being rich seems hollow at my age. Having enough money to live on for the rest of my days is sufficient. I’d rather do something meaningful with my life.
Links: website: www.berylreichenberg.com
My books are available from Oak Tree Press (www.oaktreebooks.com), Amazon and a number of bookstores, children's stores, toy stores, and museums in California (view my webs site for this list).