I first met Ella through the mom bloggers club. Her willingness to help provide free books to young readers touched me hugely. I was so impressed with her good samaritan ways I wanted to find out as much as possible about her. My intent is to help Ella get some exposure so parents can find out about what services she makes available. I proudly present to you today, Ella Johnson.
Can you tell the readers about yourself?
I was born in England. I majored in Fine Arts and Education in Nigeria. I taught Fine Arts from nursery school to secondary school level before moving back to England. In London, I worked for Her Majesty the Queen as a Civil Servant in different departments of the Home Office for 10 years, from Administrative Assistant to Executive Officer. I then moved to the United States in 2006.
What inspired you to start Memorable Children’s Book and Gifts?
After living in the United States for a year without successfully finding employment, I decided to start my own business. Since I had experience in education, I decided to start Memorable Children Books & Gifts (MCBG). By the way, my husband came up with the name because the first products I offered were personalized books and gifts.
To date, how many free books have you been able to giveaway?
Do you find it challenging to obtain books for your giveaways?
There are two parts to this answer.
1) No, it wasn’t challenging at first because I was giving away books that I had originally purchased for the business. But I always wanted to do more because we need to keep children interested in books and the joy of reading.
2) But when I started reviewing books, it was challenging to find many authors that would allow me to review their books.
As my blog and website have become more popular I’ve been blessed with many authors contacting me to review their books. After reviewing the books for the authors, I’m glad to offer the new books as a giveaway.