Do you have fond childhood memories of playing outside or of your mother reading you bedtime stories?
Author Linda Hoff Clement of Macon, Missouri says memories from her own childhood are what led her to write for other children.
Clement told KTVO reporter Monisha Bruner that it was her mother who inspired her to share her stories. â??When my mother passed away ... I (was thinking) you know, none of us are here forever,â?? Clement said.
She said this was one of her motivations to begin writing.
The Macon Public Library hosted a book signing saturday for Clement Saturday and she read her books to children ... those same stories based off of her own childhood adventures.
She told KTVO that for children who want to be authors the steps couldn't be easier.
â??Just start writing it down,â?? Clement told Bruner. â??Children in school now have journals every day that they write in. (So, they should) just start writing (stories) down.â?? Asking loved ones for help is also a good idea.
â??If they want to write true stories (they should) talk to their parents and their grandparents and get some information,â?? Clement explained. â??A lot of times I wish I had asked my mother more questions about things. I know there are children out there that have such wonderful imaginations. And, if they canâ??t draw maybe one of their friends (does.) And, maybe they can work together to do something.â??
If you would like to purchase one of Clement's books you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at (660)-395-9231.
Story by KTVO's Monisha Bruner.