Tuesday, April 26, 2016

THINK QUICK with Author Pat Miller and The Hole Story of the Doughnut



Hi Pat! Congrats on your upcoming May 3 release of THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT.  I love that in honoring the life of an inventor, children can see the journey, as well. All of the THINK QUICK themes below appear in your book.  Let’s see which way you lean.  Remember, THINK QUICK!



On Doughnuts:

Sinkers or holey cakes?

Holey cakes. I love puns!



Plain or fancy?

Chocolate. Can be either plain or fancy as long as it’s chocolate.



On Doughnut Research Motivation:

Hunger or curiousity? 

Curiosity. I took doughnuts for granted and didn’t realize that it was known who invented them. That started me digging.



On Challenges:

Take the voyage or watch from afar?

Definitely take the voyage. The fun and the growth are in the risks of the voyage.



On Cooks:

Team up or work alone? 

In the kitchen—team. I don’t like to cook unless doing it with a loved one. Writing—definitely like doing it alone.



On New Opportunities:

Seize the moment or take baby steps? 

Seize the moment. I’m very impulsive—leaping, than looking.



On Inventions:

Experiment or research first? 

If it’s possible to research first, I do that. If not, then I find out by experimenting and create my own research.


On Tall Tales:
Sit back and enjoy or make one of your own? 

I LOVE to hear storytellers!



On Books:

The Hole Story of the Doughnut or The Hole Story of the Doughnut? 

Yes!


Thanks for THINKing QUICK with us, Pat! 

Click HERE for a review of THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT.
(Review by Carrie Charley Brown)

Pat Miller is the author of Substitute Groundhog (Junior Library Guild selection), and Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution (both from Albert Whitman); We’re Going on a Book Hunt and Library Monkeys (both from Upstart). The Hole Story of the Doughnut is a biography and a Junior Library Guild Selection (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).



Pat and her husband live near Houston. Their three children have given them seven grandkids, ages 6 and under. All of them LOVE to be read to.



Pat is the organizer of NF 4 NF, a writing craft conference for children’s nonfiction writers. The third conference will be September 22-25, 2016. She is a certified master gardener, enjoys traveling, and counts dark chocolate as a vegetable. You can follow her writing journey on her blog Pat Miller's Write Mind, Nonfiction Facebook group, or website, linked above.

22 comments:

  1. Congrats, Pat! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thanks, Tina. It's been 3 long years--due date almost here for this "baby"!

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  2. Congratulations! I was also intrigued about the story of the doughnut and its hole and wrote a kids' column article about it one year. I love nonfiction.

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    1. Me, too! My previous four books for kids were fiction--but then I started researching Captain Gregory and got addicted!

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  3. I am "wholly" ready to read this book, Pat!!! Congrats.

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  4. I can't wait to read this new book - while eating a doughnut, of course.

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    1. Of course! And a chocolate one would be even better.

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  5. I can't wait to read this new book - while eating a doughnut, of course.

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    1. I have a feeling many copies might have sprinkles in trapped in the middle and frosting smudges into page turn corners. :)

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  6. I've been waiting for this one for such a long time--can't wait to read it! Congrats, Pat!!

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    1. Oh Maria, I'm delighted that you are looking forward to my book. Just 9 more days!

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  7. So thrilled for you, Pat. . .congrats! Can't wait to read it. ;-}

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    1. Thanks, Jarm. You heard me talk about it almost two years ago--it's almost here!

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  8. Congratulations, Pat! I'm looking forward to reading the hole truth behind the doughnut. This interview brought smiles to my day :)

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    1. And your reply brought smiles to me. :-)

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  9. Pat, I can't wait to read your book! And I love all your answers to the interview! You're a great contributor to the kidlit community!

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    1. Thanks, Kirsti. You're such a peach!

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  10. What a fun book! Can't wait to read it.

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