Booker T. Dozier Recreation Complex, 2025 Middlebelt Rd. Inkster, MI 48141
Saturday, September 17, 2011
12:00pm to 4:30pm
The Josie Odum Morris Literacy Project (JOMLP) is excited to bring you interviews with authors who are reshaping the literary world and our local community. Each week we will profile and interview one new author and artist who will perform at our upcoming Literacy Day Extravaganza.
Cheryl Lynn Pope, is an author, entrepreneur, freelance writer, literary publicist and parent coach. In 2005, Pope penned what has been called 'the most exciting manual for effective parenting' entitled 25 Ways To Make Your Children Feel Special. In 2009, her sophomore project, The Adventures of Princess Zaria was released. Pope is an active mommy blogger of the popular 'The Real Princess Zaria and Mommy Blog.' She also hosts monthly children events. As a parent advocate, Pope has served on several nonprofit boards. She is an active member of Detroit Parent Network, Women of Wealth and Wise Steward Ministries. She has also lent her expertise to the parent council of Hartford Head Start Agency.
JOMLP: Why does "reading rock" for you?
Cheryl Pope: Reading Rocks for me because you can escape into a book. If you've never traveled before you can go to exotic places and see amazing sights and creatures. Reading allows you the opportunity to be and go anywhere you want.
JOMLP: Where do you find inspiration for your stories and characters?
Cheryl Pope: My inspiration for my children stories come from the adventures with my daughter, The 'Real' Princess Zaria. I love to share the reality that all little girls are princess. It is inspiring to assist girls with self-esteem building.
JOMLP: What do you want to achieve with your writing?
Cheryl Pope: I try to achieve a make believe reality for the girls. My book is, of course, fiction but I want girls to identify with Princess Zaria. I want them to know that princesses are tall or short, fat or thin, popular or shy and that beauty is inside and out.