Friday, January 30, 2015

An Interview with Anna Othitis ***My First Travel Book Blog Tour**

Anna Othitis lived and was raised in the beautiful land and country of Zimbabwe, Africa (home will always be home. She left all of her life long memories, endless charity work and good people behind vowing that she will continue supporting the needy children in her land Zimbabwe, Africa and beyond. After traveling long and short distances from the East coast to the West coast twice she and her family eventually found their sense of belonging and final settling destination in New Jersey, USA.

Her husband George, sons Johnny, Elia and Frankie encouraged her to write her first children's book titled "My First Travel Book", inspired by Frankie (Captain Frankie), who is graduating from his Masters degree in Aeronautical Science and beginning his career as a professional pilot. Anna's favorite saying is "Be Bold Be Brave".

She was inspired to write her children's books with a vision to link up the children Africa and of the world on Angelic Airlines to so many beautiful places of interest and popularity on our wonderful planet Earth with all its beautiful some natural and some man made creations and resources. One of the beautiful natural wonders featured in her books is in her birth land of Zimbabwe "The Mighty Victoria Falls" All of her books educate our children and widen their scope of interest in the amazing surroundings, creations and nature to appreciate and look after our environment for many generations still to come.

Where are you from?      
Gweru, Zimbabwe, Africa
Why do you write?   
 I love to write children’s travel books. It takes children to popular destinations all over the world showing them what a wonderful and interesting world that we have beyond their borders. They can fly and travel from the comfort of their own homes, reading and educating themselves. Parents reading to their children on their laps can also learn so much of our world and earth out there.  To teach our children about the world beyond them and teach them to preserve our environment - we only have one living earth of beauty always – to give back to humanity in some way or another.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I was inspired to start writing my first book when I came to the USA where our youngest son Frankie was given the opportunity to live his American Dream by taking up his pilot’s career. I love inspiring and encouraging children to live their dream like our son is doing.

What genre do you typically write?
Children’s Books

Do you feel like you have a specific writing style?
Yes I feel that I have a simple style in rhyming and other making it fun for the children to read and imagine themselves within the scenes.

How long does it usually take you to write a book?
A day to a week - depending on my work load.
What do you do to conquer writer’s block?
I love to listen to soft soothing music while I write, such as Enya.
What can you tell us about your favorite character from your book?
Frankie is our wonderful Captain pilot who takes children to visit beautiful and popular world destinations educating them and making it fun learning while they travel with him.

What actor or actress would you like to see play your character in the movie adaptation
John Travolta
What book are you reading now?
“The Healer” by Christop Fischer
What are your current projects?
My work as an ABA Therapist, for wonderful young, autistic children.
 If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Can you share a little of your work with us?
Visiting wonderful sites, cities and countries, such as UK, USA, Africa, Canada, South America and more

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

To get all information as accurate as possible and making sure the illustrations are as close as to the real destination.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Never give up hope, stay focused keep writing and keep inspired.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Welcome aboard our flights, relax and have fun while we fly you safely into our wonderful blue skies to enjoy these wonderful sites.
Preserve the environment we only have one living earth of beauty always giving
back to humanity in some way or another.

We would love to see you back again on our Angelic Adventures to discover more our earth that we live on.




Are you ready to take to the skies?

Captain Frankie welcomes you on board.

Come join the adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying angel as they travel across the world to some of the most popular, entertaining, and educational places in the world. Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to the beautiful places created for all of us to visit in My First Travel Book. 


ChristophFischerBooks "Chris"
"My First Travel Book" by Anna Othitis offers a wonderful way to teach young children about famous and beautiful places of our world.
A short illustrated page on several cities and sights in Africa, Europe and the US explains the significance of the places and then asks questions so you can see if the children still remember.
It's a great way to learn, Othitis has carefully composed the pages to make them fun and entertaining as well as educational.
It is books like these that made me decide to make travel my profession, which is was for 15 years. Othitis brought back my excitement of those days and I am sure she will have the same effect on her readers, young and old.
The production values of the e-book are amazing.

Caryl McAdoo "Christian Novelist / Simon & Sc...
The wonderful little book MY FIRST TRAVEL BOOK: ANGELIC AIRLINE ADVENTURES is one children from the ages of 4 or 5 all the way to 11 or 12 years old will have fun reading (or hearing it read). The little ones will enjoy the illustrations and poetic text and the older ones will really learn so much about all the great destinations in MY FIRST TRAVEL BOOK: ANGELIC AIRLINE ADVENTURES by Anna Othitis! And it'll have an international appeal!

Anna gives such informative information, and I can't believe she rhymes it, too! And the questions will get the little ones thinking about their adventures around the world in a 'learning' sense. It's great for children about to travel and for those who don't get to really go. Even I learned a few things reading it to my grandson! Definitely made me hanker to go to the places I've only heard about. The author has been blessed to travel the world over and is so sweet to share her travels in this way.

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