Five Fantastic Facts about Author Robert Vescio

Welcome to the blog Robert, and thanks for sharing five fantastic facts about you with Young Authors Academy.

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What is the most recent book you’ve had published and can you please tell us a bit about it?

Finn and Puss with Melissa Mackie and published by EK Books. Finn, a young boy, is lonely. Puss, a cat, is lost. Then Finn and Puss meet. Suddenly Finn isn’t lonely anymore, and Puss seems quite happy to be with Finn too. So when Finn sees a ‘Lost’ poster, put up by Puss’s owners, he’s faced with a tough decision. Will he do the right thing?

Finn and Puss is a tender tale that explores ethics and integrity through the friendship of a lonely boy and a lost cat.

This simple story, told in few words, gently explores how sometimes we need to make hard choices but that ‘doing the right thing’ has its own rewards.

What was the first story you remember writing when you were at school and can you tell us what happened in the story?

A story about a bunny who enjoyed digging things up. I always wanted a bunny so I made one up.

What got you interested in writing in the first place?

Books. I am a self-confessed hoarder of books, especially children’s books. I read every night. It relaxes me. Books take you in and out of magical lands. They make you laugh and they make you shiver. But, best of all, they make you dreamy and leave you bursting with excitement.

Reading is fun! You never know where your next adventure will take you…who you’ll meet on your trail…or what you’ll find.

I love to read and I enjoy writing stories and sharing them with children.

What’s your favourite writing tip and how do you use it in your writing?

Write what you know. Think of something close to your heart and make it interesting. If something is very close and dear to your heart the words will flow out easily.

What’s your favourite fun activity to do besides writing?

Going to the movies. It’s a family favourite.

You can find out everything you need to know about Robert and his books, here: www.robertvescio.com

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