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No Dinosaurs Allowed is a story of friendship and acceptance. Bobby tries to take his friend Teddy the Dinosaur to a party, the library, and the zoo, unfortunately, dinosaurs are not welcome. Finally, they go to the park but there are no swings or slides and only one little boy. But Teddy saves the day by allowing the little boy and Bobby to use him as a swing and slide.
Eventually, a group of children joins them. On the way home, the zookeeper invites them to come back the next day because the zoo animals want to meet Teddy, and the librarian has moved storytime to a larger room so now Teddy can fit, and then the birthday party mommy invites them into the backyard for cake.
This picture book is 398 words and is perfect for boys and girls ages 4-8.
About the Author
Deborah Hunt is a doctorally prepared nursing professor who lives in New York with her family and the incorrigible Chewy Belle. Deborah has published multiple nursing articles, three nursing textbooks, several short stories for children, two picture books, a chapter book, an activity book, and a self-care book that she wrote with her daughter. This book also has contributions from her sons and future daughter-in-law. Writing this book that won the Gold Award from Literary Titan with her family was one of the highlights of her career.
Deborah’s middle-grade book “The Visitor from 4-D” is being released this December 2019. Her debut picture book “Same Inside Different Outside” won first place in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Awards and her debut chapter book “The One Eyed Pug” won an Honorable Mention and both of these books received the Silver Award from Literary Titan.
Deborah writes every day and loves attending book events to share her books, journey as a writer, and passion for writing. She also loves the beach, painting, and hiking and dreams of someday owning a farm that has lots of puppies. Her picture book “Booch the Pooch” that was inspired by someone who is very special to her will be published by Hurn Publications in 2022. Deborah is thrilled that her latest picture “No Dinosaurs Allowed” will be published by Hurn Publications in 2021.
Interview With The Author
Deb, thanks for being with us today. Congratulations on your upcoming novel! We’re excited to jump into this interview, so let’s get to it!
Do you have any formal education, credentials or honors you’d like to share? We love giving authors an opportunity to show off.
- Mercy College BS
- The College of New Rochelle MS
- Adelphi University Ph.D
- “Most Influential Women Award”
- “CNR Alumni Award”
Speaking of showing off, do you have bragging rights on anything that you’d like to share?
Award Winning Author:
- Royal Dragonfly First Place Book Award for my picture book “Same Inside Different Outside”
- Honorable Mention for “The One Eyed Pug” Gold and Silver Awards from Literary Titan
Why do you I write. Is there a philosophy behind the words?
I write across several genres and love sharing the written word. My nursing books have an academic focus and meant to inspire and share knowledge about the nursing profession, nursing education, and the history of nursing and medicine.
My children’s books are meant to inspire, entertain, and on some level educate or share an underlying message.
Can you share with our readers what your favorite books are and why they’re on your list?
Strega Nona by Tomi DePaola I love all of his books but this story always transports me to a magical place.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats I love snow and this book transports you to childhood and feeling the crunchy snow beneath your boots on a cold brisk day.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway This story inspires one to be dedicated despite adversity but also sometimes when you get the thing you most wanted you realize perhaps you didn’t need it in the first place.
Can you tell us a little about your writing style?
My writing style is somewhat eclectic. I usually have an idea and I think about and then start writing and let the story unfold as I write it.
What’s your writing process like?
I like to write free style and then go back and edit. This helps me to avoid writer’s block. I also like to write when I am on the beach and always keep my journal with me.
Do you have any Professional & Literary Affiliations:
What’s your publication history?
- “The One Eyed Pug” (2017)
- “Same Inside Different Outside” (2017)
- “Cars, Kids, and Fun: Activities for All Ages” (2018)
- “Let’s Go to the Zoo with Sam and Sue” (2018)
- “Essential Oils, Teas, and Self-Care” (2018)
- “The Visitor from 4-D” (2019)
- “No Dinosaurs Allowed” (to be published 2021)
- “Dale Earnhardt” (to be published 2021)
- “Booch the Pooch” (to be published in 2022)
Do you have any works in-progress?
“Detective Natty and Doggy Dale Follow the Clues”
“Hannah and the Hobgoblins”
Anything else yo’d like to let our readers know about you?
I have also published three nursing books and in the process of writing another nursing book.