Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Christie Hsiao, author of Journey to Rainbow Island, in London. Of course, being half term, I had the children with me and though things went off pretty well, remind me again never to try and interview anyone with three tired children in tow. 🙂
It was great to meet the lovely Christie, who told us all about her book, how and why she got into writing and how her book is being turned into a film soon and is already an app available online and on mobile devices.
The book tells the story of a little girl, Yu-ning, an inhabitant of Rainbow Island who must embark on a dangerous journey to overcome The Obsidigon, a fearful dragon who has returned from beyond the grave to wreak vengeance.
As well as being author of this novel, Christie is founder, president and CEO of Serenity Media Group, Inc. Originally from Taiwan, Hsiao moved to California to pursue her bachelor’s degree and already has her fingers in various media pies, including film production – she’s much more than just another debut author!
I have not yet had the opportunity to read the book but I have done a quick rifle through it and it looks really interesting. I think it would suit children aged 8+. It does have some amazing descriptions in it.
Christie told us that she has been touring the world to promote her book and it has been a huge success. Jadyn was really happy to get a signed copy of the book.
We shall be reviewing the book soon so be sure to come back and read all about it.
In the meantime, here is the interview with Christie Hsiao. All the background noise is credited to my children. 🙂