Author Interview A Different Kind of Safari Tour

3 Nov

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I’m interviewing Helen C. Hipp today, author of children’s picture book “A Different Kind of Safari”. Thanks to the author for answering my questions!

1.) First, tell us about yourself- where you live, your family and those sorts of details. 

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1959, I am the middle child of five born to Thomas Ludlow Chrystie and Eliza Balis Chrystie. Having an artist as a mother provided me with endless opportunities to look at things from different perspectives. My father, whose work demanded strong problem-solving skills and out- of-the-box thinking, continually kept me on my toes, as well. Currently, I am 55 years old and with two children raised and living on their own, and school behind me, I reveal my adventurous side by trying new things: sky diving, horse camping and snorkeling. Quieter times are spent and enjoying friends, family and restful moments absorbing Vermont’s spectacular views from my back deck.

 

2.) How long have you been writing?

My first published work was for Family Magazine in 2009 so formally about 5 years.

3.) Do you have a favorite place to write?

No not really, for me any place that is comfortable and quiet works well.

 

4.)Why did you decide to write A Different Kind of Safari?

A Different Kind of Safari, combines all the best of my beliefs in a tale that celebrates differences. The children’s book puts into words the essence of my teachings—addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities.

 

5.) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone else to do that for you?

I have a wonderful editor who is a big help to me as my eyes tend to skip over words from time to time.

6.)Tell us what you’re working on at the moment.

I am currently working on a writing project that is meant to assist adults with feelings of personal loss.

A Different Kind of Safari

bookcover_smallTitle: A Different Kind of Safari

Author: Helen Hipp

Genre: Children’s Books

Has a book ever changed your life? Not just inspired you but helped you to see you’re life differently? In a tale that celebrates differences “A Different Kind of Safari”  addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities. Engaging and fun young children begin to figure out how they are the same and different from other people, and how they feel about the differences. Full of fun and enjoyable teachable moments that move children and allow them to make personal connections with the characters handling of similar fears, interests, and concerns that they experience.

Author Bio

Hip9860_7x5final150dpiHelen Hipp’s experience raising a special needs child led her to an M.A. in clinical psychology and certification as a life coach. She began her career as a psychotherapist to help people find answers for their life problems. Her work eventually evolved into a coaching practice, WithinU Life Coaching, focusing on individuals with special needs and their families. Helen uses her 13+ years of counseling experience and 20+ years’ experience as a successful advocate for individuals with special needs by helping them reveal their innate ability to solve difficult situations. Her debut book ” A Different Kind of Safari” puts into words the essence of Helen’s teachings addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities.

Links

For more information, visit the books official website and to see a picture of the real Rosie the real life pink hippo that inspired this story, go to www.adifferentkindofsafari.com

Award Winning Book trailer: http://youtu.be/5vd_sH64kt0

Buy the Book:

A Different Kind Of Safari | Hardcover

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-different-kind-of-safari-helen-c-hipp/1115058594?ean=9780989013406

A Different Kind Of Safari | Hardcover

http://www.amazon.com/Different-Kind-Safari-Helen-Hipp/dp/0989013405/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403620957&sr=8-1&keywords=a+different+kind+of+safari

A Different Kind Of Safari | Audio Book

http://www.audible.com/pd/Kids/A-Different-Kind-of-Safari-Audiobook/B00FWXPS2U

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