Character Blog Hop with A.S. Chung: by Carmela Dutra

Pigeonhole Books was invited to participate in a Character Blog Hop by Carmela Dutra of A Blog For Your Thoughts. The main character of A Brand New Day was featured and is a great way for everyone to get to know her.  Carmela is a children’s picture book author of Lorenzo The Bear. The original posting may be found here.

What is the name of your character?
My character is nameless and will continue to be so for the rest of the Banana Split Story series. For the purpose of the storyline, I felt that naming the character was unnecessary as he/she was to represent all young children around the ages of 3-6 years who hail from a divorced family.

Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
This character is based on my daughter, who was 5 years old at the time of writing. I wrote this story for her. I wanted to show her that despite the fact that her father and I were no longer together, it does not mean that we love her any less or that life would be any more difficult or less happy. I wanted to show her some of the special things that could come out of a separated family and how love could conquer anything!

When and where does the story take place?
The story is timeless and knows no boundaries. Divorce is a prevalent life challenge experienced in all walks of life.

What is the personal goal of the character?
The personal goal of this character is to represent all the young children in society today who have to live in a family with divorced parents. The character shows love, resilience and a positive outlook on life.

What are the problems your character faces?
As A Brand New Day is about divorce and that alone is the major problem at hand. Instead on dwelling on the issue however, the character chooses to see the brighter side of life and understands that it is possible to live a full and happy life, despite her parents being separated.

Welcome to Pigeonhole Books

THE BOOKS A Brand New Day by A.S. Chung

A.S. Chung creates children’s picture books for blended, divorced, multicultural and same-sex families. It is a gentle resource that aims to deal with life’s challenges through beautiful illustrations and loving words.

A Brand New Day – A Banana Split Story is an Award Winning book about divorce is now available in eBook, paperback and hard cover formats. It may be found in most major online bookstores. Click here to view some of the online stores.

Wishful Wedding by A.S. ChungWishful Wedding – A Pocketful of Pride is now available! Our first LGBTQ children’s picture book about same gender families and marriage equality. Click here to view some of the online stores.

THE BLOG
Pigeonhole Books also features a blog about all things children’s books/reading/writing, children’s authors, illustrators and wonderful bloggers who blog about parenting in diverse family units. It also delves into the big bad world of self-publishing, posts reviews and author/writer Q&A’s.