INTERVIEW with author Marsha Casper Cook about her book, The Busy Bus

December 22, 2010 at 5:35 am 2 comments

The Busy Bus by Marsha Casper Cook; published by Fideli Publishing, 2008.

Marsha Casper Cook is the author of six published books and 11 feature-length screenplays, a literary agent with 15 years of experience and the host of a radio talk show about the business of writing and entertainment, “A Good Story is a Good  Story,” on the Red River Radio network. She and her guests discuss writing and what’s new in the entertainment field. This year, she also began hosting another talk show “The Whole Truth”; on this show she and her guests discuss day to day issues that effect family life. Marsha has also appeared as a guest on other network shows and will continue to make frequent visits to other shows.

Thank you for being my guest on KidsRead.  What types of books do you write?

I have written children’s books, a non fiction book and a novel. I think I have a lot of fun when I write children’s books but I also enjoy writing  adult fiction because  of the freedom it gives you.

What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?

For children’s books I like first person because I feel kids relate to the characters faster and they are easier to read out loud. For adults I like it either way.

How many children’s books have you written?

I have done three children’s books and have enjoyed doing all of them. Writing for children is not as easy as some may think. Children pick up on many things that adults might not think of and you have to engage the children especially if you are reading out loud.

Can you tell us about The Busy Bus?

The Busy Bus is a delightful collection of poems. The poems are witty and fun color illustrations making it a wonderful read along book. The Busy Bus is sure to generate smiles and giggles for young children especially when read out loud. It’s great in a classroom or library, too. Not only is this amusing but it gently speaks of relationships with siblings & other social issues facing children. I routinely donate a percentage of book sales to various charities.

Can you share a little about your current book?

My new book NO SHOES NO CLUES is my favorite. I have written it in first person and the character EMELINA is a young girl who knows where she’s going and likes to succeed.

Do you have any other works in progress? Can you share a little about them?

I am writing a screenplay at the moment and it always amazes me when the story comes out with a beginning, middle and end. Sometimes I feel that my story might be weak but if I make it to page 25 I know I know I have a story and I can continue on. A screenplay usually has no more than 120 pages.

Thank you, Marsha, for being my guest on KidsRead.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tiffany  |  December 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

    nice interview

  • 2. VS Grenier  |  December 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for hosting Marsha.


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