What do you like best about writing?
The way inspiration really does come like a thunderbolt, transfixing, illuminating. How you know you’d better drop everything and get that pen, tablet, or keyboard in hand or risk losing it all. Even at 3 a.m. Even when you’re brushing your teeth. How you feel yourself being a conduit for something that feels so wonderful and could, just possibly, be wonderful for someone else, too. And how, with the finished piece in front of your eyeballs, you don’t feel hollow or bereft because it’s out of you. Instead, you feel complete. – from my interview
I’m thrilled to have my author spotlight over at Story Monsters LLC!
Story Monsters is, in their own words, “The Literary Resource for Teachers and Librarians. The Marketing Solution for Authors and Publishers.” And I believe it.
Story Monsters Ink® is their magazine, whereas their Book Briefs provide author spotlights like mine!
Learn about the jobs I’ve had (and still have), quirky writing habits (I apologize in advance), my next projects, what I like best about writing, and more.
Seeing this after a nice, long holiday break was a beautiful thing.
Miranda Reads, who had previously reviewed The Squeezor is Coming! (with the result of it staying for four weeks on Goodreads’s top 50 books of the month), has included our beloved monster in her list of Favorite Books in 2018.
Thank you, Miranda! I appreciate it so very much.
READERS’ FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW
“Becky Benishek’s The Squeezor is Coming! is suitably creepy and filled with gross and funny things that are guaranteed to make kids and their caregivers giggle with delight. It also sends a wonderful message to those kids, and there are an awful lot of them, who feel different or have trouble making friends.” -Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
What do you do when you just don’t fit in?
The Squeezor is a monster who just wants to make friends. But all the other monsters think he looks too scary, so everyone runs away from him.
This makes the Squeezor very sad. How can he get everyone to stop judging him based on what he looks like, and see the big heart he has inside?
Then he gets an idea: It isn’t about what he wants, but what the other monsters need.
Join the Squeezor in the town of Ghastly Gigapolis! The colorful illustrations (with surprises) will enchant each time you open the book, and the happy ending is sure to delight all big and little monsters.
My book comes in softcover and hardcover, and also in a dyslexic font version.
How to buy:
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (regular font)
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (dyslexic font)
Amazon (regular font)
Amazon (dyslexic font)
Barnes & Noble (regular font)
Barnes & Noble (dyslexic font)
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About the author (me!):
Becky Benishek has a B.A. degree in English, and is the author of several children’s books, including Hush, Mouse!, What’s At the End of Your Nose?, and Dr. Guinea Pig George. She loves to create stories that help children believe in themselves, and find the magic in ordinary things. Becky is married with guinea pigs.
Post #24 of the holiday blogroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.