Today I’m interviewing Lisa Sankar-Zhu, author of children’s picture book “Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly”. Welcome, and thanks for answering my questions.
Harvey Hippo Wants to Fly!” is one of the three books that I have written so far. Before I began writing my first book, I had never considered becoming an author. But I am thrilled that I can now add writing books to the list of things I do and enjoy. “Harvey Hippo Wants to Fly!” is not just another picture book. It is the first of the Harvey Hippo series of picture books, which are only one part of the entire Harvey Hippo brand. This brand is to include a TV animation series for preschoolers, and a range of ancillary products, including toys and apps.
What inspired you to write Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly?
Did you create the illustrations yourself? How did you go about that?
What was the most challenging thing about writing this book?
Did you set any writing goals for 2016? If so, what are they?
Are you working on something now?
About the Book
Title: Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly
Author: Lisa Sankar-Zhu
Genre: Children’s Book / Picture Book
Harvey Hippo wants to fly,
But no one knows why.
No matter, he is determined to try.
But can he REALLY do it?
Lisa Sankar-Zhu is from the Caribbean, but lives in China where she runs her business Golden Mushroom (Henan) Cultural Industry Company Limited. The first book she published, an illustrated Chinese fairy tale, was presented as a state gift by the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago to the President of China, in 2013. Currently, she is developing a few intellectual properties for the Chinese market and the rest of the world. If you ask Lisa Sankar-Zhu what she does best, she would answer that it’s being herself, because she’s been doing it all her life and, therefore, has become pretty good at it.