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Interview with Ryan J. Cunningham, Author of Gary’s Gray World

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Ryan J. Cunningham was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He discovered his passion for writing at an early age, and pursued it through courses in high school and college. He is the author of two inspirational books of poems and the children’s picture book, Gary’s Gray World. Visit Ryan online at http://imagination-inspiration.webs.com/


What made you first decide to become a writer?

In high school I took creative writing classes and enjoyed writing poetry and short stories from my imagination and own experiences and realized I had a passion for writing.

Can you tell us about your latest book?

The title is Gary’s Gray World. When Gary’s father is too busy to play, a scary moment at the baseball field brings his dad rushing to the park to rescue him. But instead the two discover that making time for each other is the most important thing in a father and son relationship.

What inspired you to write it?

We all can become so wrapped up in our everyday business that we neglect our kids from time to time. Personally, I feel every children’s story should make a statement since our little ones absorb so much that generates what kind of person they will be as an adult before they are even six years old!

What is one thing you hope readers will take away from this book?

This story is not only for children, but also for parents to show them that spending quality time together is beneficial for a healthy, loving relationship.

Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?

It is available at retailers and wholesalers, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Amazon.com (paperback or Kindle Reader), Barnes & Noble (paperback or Nook Book).

If you could meet any writer (living or dead) who would it be?

Beatrix Potter, her timeless stories of Peter Rabbit and other animal characters are still fun to read and teach kids lessons in life. Also her illustrations are beautifully drawn with great detail for her time.

What is up next for you?

My next children’s story, Bear Trouble, is for children 4-8 years old. Two mischievous bear cubs wander off from their den without their mother’s permission. While searching for food, they come across a housing development. After scrounging for food in the trashcans against a house, they climb through an open window of the house. They find a bathtub full of soapy water and start playing around and making a mess of the bathroom. Mother Bear finds them and punishes them for disobeying her rules.

Is there anything you would like to add?

I am grateful that I was given the gift and ability to write poetry and stories. I want to bring hope and inspiration to people who read them.

 

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  • http://imagination-inspiratio.webs.com Ryan J. Cunningham

    Thank you very much for being part of my virtual book tour. I am grateful to have worked with you on this great interview. This looks wonderful.