Today, I’m very pleased to introduce you to…
The Action Kids!
These are the kids I’ve been working with (in my head) for the past three and a half years. I started furiously writing their story at the beginning of this year and got the manuscript to my editor by the end of January. I also found my illustrator for the AK books sometime during that month, and for the past few weeks we’ve been emailing back and forth and Leah’s been sending me some absolutely great illustrations. (Insert squeal of delight.)
Here’s what Action Kids stands for:
Never give up
Kids Interactively Discovering Success
And the action kids themselves…
Alex Hall, Caleb Anderson, Tara Anderson, Ivy Bennett, Olivia Hall, and Nathan Lee. And since this is really their story, I figured I would give them each a chance to tell y’all a little bit about themselves during the next couple of weeks. Since Olivia narrates the first story, I figured I’d start with her:
Welcome Everyone! Yea! Looks like a party in here. Thanks for stopping by, I love company! Oh yes, let’s not forget the introductions: I’m Olivia Hall and I’m twelve years old, which is the oldest of the Action Kids. Action Kids is a club we started because our families work together and live near each other.
We are all supposed to tell you a little bit about ourselves. I just did though and I could say more, but I don’t want to ramble. Here’s a list we were supposed to fill out:
Favorite Food: Apples. Or bananas. Or pears. Can I just say fruit salad?
Favorite Pastime: How am I supposed to choose? I like going shopping and hanging out with friends, does that count?
Choice of Career: I want to either own a restaurant or be a head chief at one
Best Friend: Tara Williams. She’s so much fun and will just listen to me yack and yack. Ivy’s great, too. She can make everyone laugh. Alex, my brother, is cool to hang out with as well. Goodness, can I just say all the Action Kids?
Favorite Sport: I just enjoy cheering for whatever sport has the biggest crowd. I love people!
Favorite Color: Pink. Or Red. Oh, I know, brown and pink together
It was great meeting you! I hope you’ll stop by again soon. See ya!