Hi, I’m Wolf Cub Chlo and the 6 -year old author of “Once “a pun” a Time. I never thought I would be an author or even write a book; but, when the world changed, everything changed. People were getting sick, couldn’t go on vacation or see family and friends like they used to and were so sad and bored from being home all the time, I knew I needed to find a way to make people smile again. I couldn’t stop people from being sick, but I could help with their sadness. So, I found a way to use my brain to make people smile – creating silly jokes. But, I wanted this book to be different; I didn’t want it to have an ending. Don’t you hate when you buy something and have to toss it after one use, like a disposable mask? I wanted the book to have enough value to be read and re-read again and again. So, part one consists of my silly jokes and in part two, my secret joke formula is revealed. Wouldn’t you like the keys to unlock the smiles of others? Well, all will be revealed in part two. So you can practice these tips on others over and over again.
Tired of being bored? Tired of being sad? Looking for a new refreshing book to read? Well, here is a jumpstart to a new beginning. We can all get through this together. Helping re-shape the world one smile at a time.
Patrice: What inspired you or motivated you to become an author?
Wolf Cub Chlo: What inspired me was really seeing everyone so sick and sad. I knew I couldn’t stop people from being sick but wanted to find a way to use my brain to make more people smile. So, I started finding funny ways to tell jokes. I started with my mom and dad and then practiced telling everyone I talked to. So, I asked my mom how could I share jokes with more people so they could smile too. She said I could write them down and it hit me “I want to write a book! This way I could share my book with the world!”
Patrice: How many book (s) have you written?
Wolf Cub Chlo: I have one book out right now “Once “a pun” a Time” and I just finished two more books that my mom is helping to format.
Patrice: If you could co-author with any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Wolf Cub Chlo: Hmmmm…that is a tough question. There are so many authors I love but I would have to say Kelly Starling Lyons. I just read her book about Jada and the sleepover scientist and lovvvved it. Definitely put a smile on my face because I also love Science experiments and the characters look just like me.
Patrice: Since becoming an author, have you faced any challenges?
Wolf Cub Chlo: My challenge is just finding more ways to get my book out so I can keep making people smile. I want to keep writing books forever. But, my mom told me don’t look at it as a bad challenge but a way we can keep learning in order to reach my goal.
Patrice: What does being an author mean to you?
Wolf Cub Chlo: It means a lot to me. Means that I was able to use my brain to help as many people as possible. Using my own words and own jokes and ideas to help bring smiles instead of sadness. I love it.
Patrice: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author.
Wolf Cub Chlo: My handles everything. She built my website and my Instagram and tries to email and contact as many people as she can to spread the word.
Patrice: Are you currently working on any new book project (s) at the present moment?
Wolf Cub Chlo: YES! My second book is part two of my joke book. My third book is a completely different. A book that will still make kids smile but it will have characters of kids that look like me and other kids that look like me. It will also have pictures of kids we do not see often in books at all. I’m so excited to share it when it is finally done.
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