Monday, July 7, 2014

MEET ANITA BANKS AND TANNER!

Welcome to a new week, dear friends. Today, I'm delighted to introduce you to Author Anita Banks and her adorable character Tanner from her picture book TANNER BUILDS A BLOCK TOWER.
 
 
 

About the book:  Tanner is determined to build a tower with his blocks. Despite the distractions of the garden’s various animals and losing his blocks on the way, Tanner joyfully shows determination and perseverance.
 
Title:  Tanner Builds a Block Tower
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, ages 3-6  
Author:  Anita Banks
Websitewww.anitabanks.com
Publisher: Wee Creek Press
 
 
 
“The Inspiration behind the Book”:
 
            Tanner Builds a Block Tower comes from a visit with my grandson, he loved to build towers with his blocks. On a particular visit when he was about three, we would go outside and explore everything he could get his hands on. He especially liked bugs. I was totally inspired by his fascination and determination. Combining those two activities seemed a natural fit and become the focus of a story idea.
 
            About that time, I enrolled in a Savvy Authors online workshop called Walking on a Rainbow, a Fiction Picture Book Workshop. This was the story that I created in that class. The instruction, feedback and encouragement that I received was instrumental in pushing me to seek publication and allowing myself to believe that I could become a published author.
 
 
About the author:  Anita Banks harbored her secret of writing since she was in junior high school where the desire took seed in a creative writing class. She still journaling, reading, running and traveling, but nothing compares to playing with her grandchildren.
 
Links to your site/blog/FB and Twitter:
@anitambanks
 
 
 
 
What an adorable book. Congratulations, Anita.
 
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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Janet. Have a lovely week.

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  2. Thanks for the great post, Bev! Shared on FB and Twitter!

    Mayra

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    1. I'm happy to be a part of the tour, Mayra. Thanks for inviting me.

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  3. Congratulations, Anita! Sounds like a darling book.

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    1. I can picture the little boy having fun, Karin. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Congrats, Anita. Sounds like a great one indeed

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    1. Picture books are so much fun, but hard to write, at least for me.

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  5. Congratulations! Cool it's the book you created from the workshop.

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    1. That's a workshop that was really worth the time and effort it seems.

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  6. A always admire picture book writers. They are the best. Great to discover Anita's book. Thanks, Beverly.

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    1. I agree, C Lee. Writing a story in a few words is not easy.

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  7. Thank you so much, y'all. It has brought great joy! Thank you for sharing Beverly!

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    1. My pleasure, Anita. Best of luck with your book and those to follow.

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  8. CONGRATS to Anita! The cover is so cute!

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  9. Congrats to Anita! This looks cute.

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    1. Little kids can be determined when they set out to do something.

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  10. This looks like a treasure! Congrats, Anita!

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