THE ADVENTURES OF FORKMAN: What's That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell and W.R. MacKenzie

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Book Details:

Book TitleThe Adventures of Forkman: What's That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell and W.R. MacKenzie
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
GenreChildren's Picture Book
PublisherMascot Books
Release date:   Jan 2021
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.

Book Description:

When poor manners are present, Forkman will be there to save the day! Join Kathryn and William as they learn how to load the dishwasher properly and avoid inappropriate distractions at the table with the help of all their utensil friends. This second book in the Adventures of Forkman series is a great introduction to mealtime etiquette for readers of all ages.

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Meet the Authors:

Tiffany Caldwell: I have worked with children for over thirteen years and every year basic manners become less evident. When I was growing up, my sisters and I took etiquette classes during the summer while we visited our grandparents. Etiquette was always a big part of our upbringing. When we would have our family dinners, my dad, W.R. MacKenzie, would make our utensils come to life as we were eating. Forkman became a part of our dinner routine! I am a mother of three great kids and military wife to my hero. A few years ago, I told my dad we needed to start writing our story. We are so excited to share Forkman with the world!

W.R. MacKenzie: I spent thirty-nine years in the bakery business. After I retired and my four children were grown, I felt it was time to share the importance of the family meal with the world. The Adventures of Forkman teaches children how to properly conduct themselves at the table. Our books are filled with characters all children can relate with and I believe Forkman and his crew will help children of all ages learn manners and table etiquette.


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On writing rituals: Responses from Tiffany Caldwell

Do you snack while writing? Favorite snack?


 If I do it’s something easy - like a snickers bar!


Where do you write? Typically, in my cozy red chair in my room.   

                                                  

Do you write every day?

Technically yes - for Grad School! I have also started brainstorming for chapter’s 7 and 8 in our series!

What is your writing schedule? 

My writing schedule is really whenever a thought crosses my mind! Sometimes I jot down notes and come back later to expand on my thoughts. Other times, I just sit in my chair, type and lose track of time!

Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time? 

I love listening to classical music while I work. I have done that since I was in 4th grade and my piano teacher introduced me to a cassette tape labeled Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by Dvorak. I specifically like the Largo portion of the piece!
 I also always loved listening to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. A performance I always wanted to go see with my Grandma.  


In todays tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper? 

YES! The original book was written in 2010. I remember folding computer paper up to make my own book. I was sitting in the living room, my dad in his chair, I was in my mom’s chair, and I wrote our first story out and sketches for the illustrations!

If youre a mom writer, how do you balance your time?

I usually wait until everyone is settled for the night! If I am having a brainstorming session with dad, the kiddos know to give me some time!


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