Title: The Living Christmas Tree
Author: Kristine Sponaugle
Publisher: Mascot Kids
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
The Miller family’s Christmas tree looks like a normal Christmas tree during the day, covered with beautiful lights and ornaments. But little do they know that the tree is anything but ordinary. Every night, the magic of Christmas brings the tree to life—much to the delight of Hannah and William Miller. Read along as the kids experience the magic of Christmas in a wonderful new way.
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Author Interview for Triquetra Reviews
What is your favorite part about writing?
It’s tough to pick just one! I really enjoy the actual writing and seeing my ideas come to life on paper. I also enjoy the editing process and perfecting my work. I also love seeing the illustration drafts. It’s really exciting to see the book come together with the illustrations!
Why did you decide to write about a Christmas tree?
I’ve actually had this idea for a book since I was a little girl. I used to pretend the ornaments on my childhood Christmas tree would come to life. It hit me one day that it would make a fun children’s book! I also love Christmas and have fond memories of reading Christmas books as a child.
Who is your favorite character in your book, The Living Christmas Tree?
I’d have to pick Hannah – she’s named after my daughter! I also like how she includes he brother, William, in the magic of Christmas.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I’m also a Physician Assistant, but I’m not currently practicing. I practiced clinically for about eight years in a variety of specialties. Right now, I’m focusing on raising my daughter and writing.
Have you written any other books, or plan to write more?
Yes! I wrote another children’s book, The Princess Puppy. It’s a story about two princess sisters who stumble upon a puppy in their enchanted forest. I’m hoping to publish a sequel to The Princess Puppy, and I have plans for a young adult novel, too! The Princess Puppy and The Living Christmas Tree were published within a year of each other, so it’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but I definitely plan to continue writing.
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