Children's Book Author Interview with Steven Joseph of Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles
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When did you become a children’s book author?
2019 with the release of The Last Surviving Dinosaur
Do you have a writing background?
I am an attorney during the day, and have written articles on negotiation and various legal issues.
How did you come up with the story?
With the Snoodles book, I just finished writing a blog “Cooking Class CrankaTsuris”, and had both noodles in my head, and somebody brought over homemade kimchi which was rather stinky, and made me cranky. I then came up with the idea of cars running on stinky sauerkraut being replaced by a car that ran on noodles which brought joy to everyone!
How did you come up with the character?
I was thinking of some white coat professor as one main character, and another character that was more of a Used Car Salesperson type.
How do you select names for your characters?
Just has to rhyme with “noodles”. There is so much to choose from!
Did you hire an illustrator or do the illustrations yourself?
I have the brilliant Andy Case from Nottingham, England! The most fun collaboration ever!
Are you self-published or published through a publishing company?
Hybrid. I have used Archway and Mascot Books to help me along the journey.
From the day you came up with the idea for the story until you were holding your