Whether you are an author, teacher, small business owner, mother, father, student, or just want to make a difference in the world, consider contacting your local newspaper and ask to be interviewed. Newspapers have different rules for full-page stories, but it’s definitely something to consider and can open up new doors, and increase networking in your community.
I will be forever grateful to the Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc., specifically Assistant Editor, Tianna G. Hansen, for interviewing me and writing such a thoughtful article, which has literally changed my life.
Below is an excerpt from the interview. Click here to read the whole interview.
Amelia Griggs: Local Author Uses Her Passion For Writing And Teaching In All Endeavors
For some, writing comes as a natural talent while for others it is something that must be cultivated and studied.
For Amelia Griggs, it has always been a natural passion which has led her to become a successful self-published author from Warrington, Pennsylvania.
“I’ve been writing my whole life, I always loved to write,” says Amelia.
Back when she was growing up, writing and art was thought of as more of a hobby than a career, so when Amelia decided to turn her lifelong passion for writing into something physical, she decided to go the self-publishing route.
“My background is actually in computer science,” she said.
This background led her to create a book series of Microsoft Office Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts, paired with instructional videos on her YouTube channel.
Her newest endeavor is an exciting one: a series of children’s books based on personal memories of cooking and baking with her mother in the kitchen, creating homemade goodies together.
“My mother and I were always making something homemade and that’s what I based these books around, making it fun and exciting for kids using my love for rhyming.”
Amelia also includes a recipe in the back of her books so parents can recreate the homemade recipes with their own children.
It’s interactive and fun, reading about the excitement of her characters Bella and Mia and their adventures.