Book Title: Hey Charlie, You're Next! by Michael B. Judkins
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 30 pages
Genre: Children's Fiction, Children's Stories
Publisher: Oct14 Entertainment
Publication Date: August 2020
Content Rating: G: No bad language or explicit content
Charlie finds himself in the midst of bullying on Basketball day at school and is unsure of how to speak up for himself. With a little bit of advice from his teacher and some hope, there is nothing that can tear him down.
Hey Charlie, You're Next offers readers a compelling story about overcoming negativity and gaining self confidence. It is the first book in the Hey Charlie series by Michael Judkins. Stay tune for the next books!
Meet the Author:
Michael B. Judkins, is a local creative residing in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. He holds an Associate in Science in Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with over 20 years in the field of Human Services.
Michael self-published his first poetry collection titled, “Introduction to Sentimental Me”. After the release of this collection, Michael was signed to Aois 21 Media publishing house which published his second poetry collection released title, “Interlude to Sentimental Me.” In addition, to the “I Stand- Podcast” and “Interlude to Sentimental Book Tour (Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C, Bethlehem Pa, and Allentown, PA) which also included a virtual book tour (blog sites).
During this time, Michael started his independent film career in 2016, as a script supervisor on a short film produced in the Lehigh Valley area of PA. This project opened the door for Michael in the local film industry in the Lehigh Valley. After this, Michael worked on several film projects throughout the next few years as production manager, production assistant, Key Grip, and Producer. Michael also has written, produced, and directed his first stage play titled, “Interlude to Sentimental Me Stage Play.”
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If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would you be?
Charlie is the character in many ways. The character developed around some of my childhood experiences dealing with bullying and finding my voice.
Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
I tend to get writer's block often over the last several years. It's the process! To explore the hidden rooms of your mind and bring out that story. And, take a pen or pencil to paper and write it down. Sometimes, I get to the point and nothing comes out. When this happens, It takes about a week to recollect my ideas and find the angle I need to jump-start the creativity.
Do you write every day?
I make sure I write down notes of ideas when it comes. That keeps me engaged daily.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Straight to the 70's decade of free choice, the discovery of self, and finding what it means to be diverse.
If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be?
Everything begins with a beginning, write the story, whatever it turns out to be, let it be.
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