Tell me a little about yourself.
My name is Adra Young. I am an author, blogger, book reviewer, (1/2 Live Lady of Literature), teacher, world’s greatest auntie of five amazing nephews, and youth advocate for the Detroit Impact Center.
Wow, five nephews and a teacher. You must really love working with kids.
What inspired you to write?
What type of genre do you write?
My first two books are non-fictional reads for youngsters. My latest contribution to the literary world is a fictional read for middle school aged kids regarding bullying.
I think the topic of bullying is something a lot of people can understand. Whether they are currently being bullied as a child, an adult, or faced it in the past.
Tell us more about your book.
My book is based upon four good friends coming together due to having a dreadful dilemma in common. Being bullied that is.
Tell us about the main character, what makes them unique and what makes them tick.
The main character is Chelsea. She’s a meek and mild mannered young lady who does a great job of not allowing her spirit to be broken despite of being a victim of bullying.
A strong spirit helps to get through some of the toughest times.
What inspired you to write this book?
Again, what I see and am exposed to as a teacher inspires me to both observe and write. Teaching as long as I have, I’ve seen and witnessed a lot regarding students.
I can’t imagine being a teacher and having to see kids going through this.
What other books or blogs have you written?
My first book, The Everyday Living of Children & Teens Monologues was released in 2005. The Everyday Living of Children & Teens Monologues Volume ll, the sequel to the first was written in 2008. My blog on “wordpress”, adraly.wordpress.com, mostly addresses my educational concerns and experiences as a teacher. My blog on ‘blogger”, bookreviewsbyadra.blog, is where I place write and conduct book reviews for individuals interested in me reading and providing my personal opinion on their book.
Were your other books self-published or traditionally published?
I’ve only written three and they were all self- published. My first book was published with the assistance of a vintage press company.
Who is your greatest writing inspiration?
LOL…LOL my students. I know I sound repetitive here but, I love them so much. They keep me motivated.
They inspire you to have a purpose, and it seems like your purpose can help so many others out there. I think more people out there need to stand up for causes like this to try and make a difference.