Thursday , February 22 2024
Lynette Roberts talks about her desire to make a dent in the children's publishing world.

Interview: African American Author Lynette Roberts

As promised, I want to continue to interview as many African American authors as possible. Today, I have the honor to interview Lynette Roberts.

Can you tell the readers about yourself?

I’m from Savannah, GA born and raised; currently living in Atlanta, GA. I love to travel, read, and listen to music.

What inspired you to start writing children’s books?

I always loved to write and working with children really inspired me to publish Princess Atelia and the Wishing Star.

What are your thoughts on the lack of children’s books that portray children of color in a positive light?

One can either, sit, wonder, and complain or actually do something about it. We must all support each other to get ethnic books in our schools, local libraries, homes, etc

Do you have children? What kind of books do you like to expose them to?

No,  I do not have any children.

What in your opinion are the most important thing African American authors can do to make a huge dent in the children’s publishing world?

The most important is that we must support one another. We must market ourselves harder, start our own companies, along with support from the community.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the readers?

Princess Atelia and The Wishing Star is a not so ordinary, but ultra extraordinary princess tale. Atelia is a young girl with tomboyish ways, facing a real elementary school dilemma, “what do I want to be when I grow up.” Confused and dismayed, she lands on an unexpected choice, which prompts her classmates’ taunts and teases. A lesson on the pitfalls of aspiring to be someone you are not, Atelia goes through a whirlwind of ups and downs before realizing her virtue.

Where can one find more information about you and your books?

You can go to to learn more and purchase Princess Atelia and the Wishing Star.

Thank you for taking the time to do this interview.

About Nicole Weaver

Nicole Weaver is an award-winning author. Her first trilingual book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle was published in 2009. Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in publishing the award-winning book, My Sister Is My Best Friend which was published in 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing. My Sister Is My Best Friend has won the following awards: 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators has awarded this book the 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Picture Storybooks category. 2012 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval 2012 Children's Literary Classics Gold Award Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review Her newest book , My Brother Is My Best Friend was also published by Guardian Angel Publishing, January 2014.

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