Meet Ashley Jordan, Author of Don’t Be Selfish You’ll End Up a Shellfish the new exciting children’s Picture Book Released on September 15th 2020
-Now, Ashly, I understand your novel is a printed book and an ebook. Tell us more about yourself and your book
Don’t be selfish, you’ll end up a shellfish follows Timmy Crabble, a normal young boy whose vial behavior changes him in an unusual way. It is the first in the DOn’t be series that teaches children morality through fantastic transformation. I would consider this story a bit of a comedy with elements of horror, but digestible for children.
-Wow that is really original and very cool! What inspired you to write this book?
I remember being on the phone with my sister complaining about some ill-mannered people we know. And I said they are a bunch of Selfish Shellfish. After that it was really easy and fun to write
-Hahaha! What was the main challenge you faced when creating your book?
Writing the book was the easy part; the illustration and marketing is where I struggled. I think a lot of self-published authors feel that way. It isn’t the writing part we are good at that, it is the rest of the work that could trip us up.
-Very true, the non-writing tasks are usually the real challenge! How do you stand out from your competition?
My inspiration for writing comes from some of my favorite books as a child: Like Goosebumps or Junie B. Jones. I don’t think I ever lost that magic you have in childhood. I am not afraid to make something ridiculously mystical happen in a story and take the reader with me.
-Sounds great! Are you a huge reader yourself? And what do you usually read? Any favorites?
I love to read. I listen more to audio books lately, but I love anything sci-fi. I am a huge fan of anything that bends reality and asks what if this happened.
-Amazing! I believe the audio book market is growing exponentially these days specially during the time of the pandemic! Tell us, what is your next step as an author?
I have 2 other books in my don’t be series that are written and currently being illustrated.
Don’t be a Nettie you’ll end up Confetti: That is about a very negative nettie
Don’t Compare You might Disappear: That is about a child who doubts their abilities.
-Sounds exciting! Do you have any tips or advice for other aspiring indie authors?
I don’t know I am just figuring it all out.
I love to write and I truly believe if it’s something you love you find a way to do it.
Also get a few editors.
-True that! Is there anything else you would like to add?
Just thank you for your time and allowing me on to your show.
That’s awesome, thank you Ashley Jordan for those great insights! We all wish you the best of luck, and we look forward to seeing your next piece of work.
Don’t be selfish You’ll End a Selfish is available now only Ebook is 2.22 on Amazon and 12.12 for the print Check it out: