I’m pleased to have Linda Asato on my blog today as part of the vbt book tour. Linda has ghostwritten several books, and published under her name, “Spider in Our Mailbox.”
Q. You have written a book for small children called Spider in Our Mailbox. What other types of writing do you do?
Linda: I have written poetry since I was nine years old and have quite a large collection that perhaps someday I will put into publication.
Q. What kind of poetry do you like best to write?
Linda: Mostly free verse actually although I have written several that rhyme. Limericks are also my favorite because they can be so humorous.
Q. What is it that you like about writing poetry?
Linda: I guess it is the challenge to put a thought or concept into words that flow with a sort of rhythm and paint a picture full of feeling, sound, and sight all combined.
Q. Did it ever cross your mind to use poetry in your children’s picture book?
Linda: Yes, it did actually. But when I sat to write it, the words all came out differently and so I did not force poetry into Spider in Our Mailbox. Perhaps in my next book, I can use poetry.
Q. What inspired you to write poetry?
Linda: My mother read a lot of poetry to my sister and I when we were small and I loved the way it bubbled along in my mother’s voice.
Q: Do you have a sample of your poetry to share with us?
Linda: Sure. Here is limerick that you might get a kick out of, especially since it is close to Halloween.
When a vampire of yore came on in,
He had blood dripping down on his chin.
He said "Please excuse.
I had no tissues
When I drank Betty's blood for dindin."
Or a free verse for autumn:
The last summer butterfly
Wheels crazily through Autumn hours.
The spicy scent of ripened fruit
Hangs gently on the breeze.
And while the winter's heralding winds
Comb the branches of shedding trees,
I am caught in a world of now
And forget the coming of cold still nights
And silenced earth.
Thanks, Linda, for being a guest on my blog!
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