Author Interview A Different Kind of Safari

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I’m interviewing Helen Hipp on my blog today. She’s the author behind children’s picture book “A Different Kind of Safari”. I hope you enjoy the interview!

 1) How long have you been writing?

My writing continues to be an important part of my professional life. My first published work was for Family Magazine in 2009.

2) Is A Different Kind of Safari  your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.

Yes “ A Different Kind of Safari” is my first book and was published 2013. An inspiring children’s book based on real life adventures and a real pink hippo named Rosie, A Different Kind of Safari  invites readers (ages 9-12) into a world of engaging characters as they handle similar fears, interests, and concerns that many children experience when feeling different.

3) Why did you decide to write for kids?

More than a conscious decision to write for children it was story line that decided this book reading audience though it continues to be enjoyed both young and old readers alike.

4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Write from your heart and then let your head organize the thoughts.

5) Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?

Yes currently I am working on a creative work that will assist adults by helping them process their feelings of loss.

A Different Kind of Safari

bookcover_smallTitle: A Different Kind of Safari

Author: Helen Hipp

Genre: Children’s Books

Has a book ever changed your life? Not just inspired you but helped you to see you’re life differently? In a tale that celebrates differences “A Different Kind of Safari”  addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities. Engaging and fun young children begin to figure out how they are the same and different from other people, and how they feel about the differences. Full of fun and enjoyable teachable moments that move children and allow them to make personal connections with the characters handling of similar fears, interests, and concerns that they experience.

Author Bio

Hip9860_7x5final150dpiHelen Hipp’s experience raising a special needs child led her to an M.A. in clinical psychology and certification as a life coach. She began her career as a psychotherapist to help people find answers for their life problems. Her work eventually evolved into a coaching practice, WithinU Life Coaching, focusing on individuals with special needs and their families. Helen uses her 13+ years of counseling experience and 20+ years’ experience as a successful advocate for individuals with special needs by helping them reveal their innate ability to solve difficult situations. Her debut book ” A Different Kind of Safari” puts into words the essence of Helen’s teachings addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities.

Links

For more information, visit the books official website and to see a picture of the real Rosie the real life pink hippo that inspired this story, go to www.adifferentkindofsafari.com

Award Winning Book trailer: http://youtu.be/5vd_sH64kt0

Buy the Book:

A Different Kind Of Safari | Hardcover

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-different-kind-of-safari-helen-c-hipp/1115058594?ean=9780989013406

A Different Kind Of Safari | Hardcover

http://www.amazon.com/Different-Kind-Safari-Helen-Hipp/dp/0989013405/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403620957&sr=8-1&keywords=a+different+kind+of+safari

A Different Kind Of Safari | Audio Book

http://www.audible.com/pd/Kids/A-Different-Kind-of-Safari-Audiobook/B00FWXPS2U

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