Nicole Borgenicht is a children’s fiction writer. She recently had a picture book; The Bridge published, along with some other kid’s short stories,
which have appeared in The Los Angeles Times Kid’s Reading Room section, Stories for Children and LadyBug Flights.
She started writing stories when she was young; however, many were never seen or published. “In high school I was inspired by my teacher Carol de Fritsch. She taught us a lot about character dimensionality and themes. I knew I wanted to be a writer but did not approach the idea as a profession until there was an outbreak of teen violence in America,” shared Borgenicht.
Nicole explained how she picked up the phone, called the United Nations, and asked to write for them. “I was hired to write an article about American teens working in conjunction with the UN for peace.”
Since then she has written poetry and essays, short stories, one act plays or articles for magazines such as Arts and Entertainment Skyline and American Fitness.
Now a published author, Nicole is sharing her love of writing, reading and the importance of culture with children with her latest release, The Kids of Dandelion Township, a chapter book for kids about new friends who in the process of discovering magic together, learn about their similar emotions and different cultures. Each chapter is told all in the context of a child’s day; the kids unravel mysteries of A students, and invent ways to be creative while completing their homework assignments. Preparing the way for children to receive magic, the kids of Dandelion Township wish all children will experience it one day.
You can get a sneak peek of the book here.
Borgenicht shared, “There are several different areas of inspiration for my book, The Kids of Dandelion Township. Initially I wrote a short story about three friends, which was published in the Los Angeles Times Kids Reading Room section under the title Jokester. The friends reminded me of my childhood friends and myself; along with original traits in each character.”
Another influence for Nicole was her awareness of many children who undergo many challenges in life, yet have the ability to bounce back and really enjoy their youth moment to moment. “In this book, I’ve designed a few conversations about being kids and having fun!” commented Borgenicht. “In addition, I want to make it easier for children to get through their daily challenges and setbacks by route of a positive direction.”
In Dandelion Township, kids learn the importance of studying to get their grades up. They garner their interests too, taking creative approaches to spending their time together and their homework. The setting Nicole created is an anywhere concept of school and forestry. However, the meadow where magical things occur derived from her memory of a meadow near where he dad, Jack Borgenicht had a country house and he eventually moved. “Now my step-mother Fran Borgenicht lives there during the summers and we all visit her then,” shared Borgenicht.
While growing up, her brother Stew Gilbert and Nicole used
to take a circuitous route through the woods to discover the meadow, even though in fact there was a quicker way to it. “Our prolonged path seemed to allow the birth of new magic in our favorite spot,” commented Borgenicht.
SFC Publishing, LLC and the World of Ink Network are currently touring author Nicole Borgenicht’s children’s chapter book The Kids of Dandelion Township, which released in April 2012.
You can find out more about Nicole Borgenicht’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour here. There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. In addition, on April 9, 2012 Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network aired live the Stories for Children where hosts VS Grenier and Irene Roth chatted with Nicole Borgenicht about her book, The Kids of Dandelion Township, writing, the publishing industry and her experiences. You can listen to the live interview here.
For those looking to purchase a copy, you can find The Kids of Dandelion Township at Amazon.com
Nicole Borgenicht did share she is working on a sequel to The Kids of Dandelion Township along with a couple of other works, too.