Nickerbacher, the Funniest Dragon was the winner in the Kids (Picture Book, 4-8 years) category of the 2016 IndieReader Discovery Awards, where undiscovered talent meets people with the power to make a difference.
Following find an interview with author T.
What is the name of the book and when was it published?
Nickerbacher, the Funniest Dragon was published in January, 2015
OWhat’s the book’s first line?
Once upon a time, a young dragon named Nickerbacher stood guard for Princess Gwendolyn in a tall tower because his papa told him to.
What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.
Being yourself, following your heart.
What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?
I wrote the book to be a positive voice for kids. I really wanted to convey the message of a strong family. I feel like the love I have from my parents is what helped me be successful, on many levels. My dad has been a big inspiration to me over the years, which is why I dedicated this book to him.
What’s the most distinctive thing about the main character? Who-real or fictional-would you say the character reminds you of?
His bushy “Groucho Mark” eyebrows. Nickerbacher is an original but maybe there’s a bit of me in him.
What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?
To be inspired to fulfill your dreams.