Elizabeth Fust started writing children’s stories early on, and entering into contests. Today, she’s loves NaNoWriMo, working with a startup to repurpose space debris, and and learning about shipwrecks, ghost towns, saints, and mountain biking in her state. She chats about her experience with illustrators, why she loves self publishing, and shares tips on how to craft stories that young children love.
ABOUT ELIZABETH FUST
Elizabeth Fust, self-published picture book author and freelance writer by night and writer for a startup aerospace company by day.
BOOK: The Hungry Kitten’s Tale
It only takes five loaves of bread, two fish, one cat, and a kind stranger to make a miracle. In ‘The Hungry Kitten’s Tale,’ follow along with Kit, a hungry kitten looking for some yummy supper, as he goes on an adventure and finds a chance to make friends and be generous. Based on the miracle of the loaves and the fishes by the Sea of Galilee, this story allows children and adults alike to go deeper into Bible history and scripture. Enjoy scripture as it comes to life, imagine historical Bethsaida by the Sea of Galilee, and pay special attention to the cats, fisherman, and visitors in this seaside village – including a mysterious visitor named Jesus.
Cause for Venerable Baraga, the Snowshoe Priest
1:30 Meet the author
7:12 Shipwrecks & ghost towns
11:36 Writing children’s stories
15:00 Working with an illustrator
19:40 About Bishop Baraga
22:38 How to create a children’s book
28:10 Editing from live feedback
33:40 How to get in touch with Elizabeth
34:55 A message to Catholic authors
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