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An  Interview  with  Barbara Ann Bonilla

Cleveland Top News Examiner

by Tomica Bonner


October 30, 2013


Author Barbara Ann Bonilla is known as an experienced home cook from a long line of Italian chefs. Bonilla is a New Yorker and has resided in Manhattan for over 40 years working as a professional real estate agent. Her favorite meal is a traditional Big Mac and Bonilla has even admitted to being a self-processed fast food junkie. On Oct. 29 Examiner was given the opportunity to interview Bonilla about her new book “The Wacky World of Wendy White!”  which is a children's book which contains fun and tasty prose accompanied by colorful illustrations.

Regarding THIS book, what is the most important message you want to put in front of potential buyers?

Barbara: This book is truly fun for all ages! The hidden food references will entertain parents as they read to their youngest - who will also enjoy the color illustrations. Early readers will find that the rhyming verse makes this a perfect “read aloud” story. Juvenile readers will be in on the jokes, recognizing their favorite restaurant chains and candies concealed in all three chapters. There’s something for everyone!

What is the most important fact you want potential buyers to know about you as an artist?

Barbara: As an artist, my goal is to provide smiles and laughter to my audience.

What will the reader gain from buying this book?

Barbara: This is the kind of book to read and read again. With each reading, more secrets will be revealed. It’s the perfect book to share and discuss. It’s a big bang for the buck.

If you were asked to describe this book in one word, what would that word be?

Barbara: One-of-a-kind.

If you were asked to describe your writing style in one word, what would that word be?

Barbara: Rhyming.

If you had to compare this book to any other book out there, which book would it be?

Barbara: “Green Eggs and Ham.”

If you had to compare YOU to any other writer out there, who would you choose?

Barbara: Dr. Seuss.

What is your branding statement?

Barbara: The best combination ever!

In regards to this book in particular, what have you found to be your biggest marketing challenge so far?

Barbara: Getting the book into brick and mortar bookstores.

If you want to keep up with Barbara, you can follow her on Twitter. Please feel free to check out more information about her book The Wacky World of Wendy White. You can also find out more by visiting The Wacky World of Wendy White official website.

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