Author Kathleen Ernst. Ms. Ernst was kind enough to spend time answering some of my questions and I hope you will enjoy reading her answers as much as I did! Ms. Ernst is the Author of many of my favorite American Girl books such as the Caroline Series, and my most favorite American Girl Mysteries, Clues in the Shadows, Midnight at Lonesome Hallow and Danger at the zoo
How old were you when you started to read?
"I think I began reading independently in first grade, but I read with my parents before then."
How old were you when you began writing/telling stories?
Did anyone encourage you to become a writer or did you always know that is what you wanted to be?
What is was your favorite subject to study in school?
What was your least favorite subject to study in school?
Where do you get your ideas and inspiration from when you write?
Do you write and read every day?
Do you enjoy reading out loud?
Do you have any advice you can give to those young story writers out there?
As I am a person who always struggled with reading growing up,and I shied away from reading for pleasure. Now that I am a mother I have found that when I get an MP3 Player with a pre recorded story on it for my children (who also have dyslexia and reading challenges), and the book to go along with it, reading becomes much more enjoyable for them. I now recommend this on my blog for others who are struggling to read books at their peer levels but who really would like to be able to read the American Girl Series, Have you ever read your books for one of these MP3 Players? If so can you let me know which ones and if they are available on I tunes, or another site such as play away?
I wish to thank Author Kathleen Ernst, for taking the time to share with us personally about her own experiences. I was so touched when I got her answers. You can find out more about Kathleen by visiting her website by clicking here and you can visit her Facebook page by clicking here
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