Taking A Leap Of Faith

Author Interview
Zivile Cecilia Brubeck Author Interview

Sammy the Flying Squirrel follows a young squirrel that is afraid to fly and must overcome his fear to same his best friend.  What was the inspiration for your story?

Having six grandchildren it was illuminating to see how each one tried to handle their insecurities differently.  In searching to find the ways to get them to open up about trivial or significant issues I learned what they were worried about.

I found that talking about animals and giving them human characteristics made it easier for young children to open up and talk about what made them anxious.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

  • Fear of rejection,
  • Bullying,
  • Friendship,
  • Positive close family interactions. 

Perhaps most of all–believing in yourself and taking a leap of faith in order to save a friend.

Who has been the biggest supporter of your writing?

My husband Dan, son Sean, grandson Kevin and granddaughters Fiona, Macalyn and Kate.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

In Sammy the Flying Squirrel who Was Afraid to Fly, Thomas the Terrible Tomcat got a “bad rap” as a mean and hurtful villain.  I want to explore how he got that way, and see if there is there hope for him.  (You’ll have to read the next book to find out!)

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Sammy is a young flying squirrel who lives in a big oak tree in the forest with his parents and siblings. Unfortunately, there is one problem. Sammy is scared to fly. Even worse yet, he is too scared to tell anyone he is afraid.

After Sammy makes friends with another squirrel, Sarah, they play together, day after day. Sammy is in no hurry to learn to fly, especially since he is having so much fun with Sarah. As Sammy and Sarah scamper, roll, and play on the forest floor, they have no idea that another animal is lurking in the bushes, just waiting to pounce. But everything is about to change when Sarah has an accident. Can Sammy overcome his big fear and save her, before it is too late?

In this charming children’s tale, a young flying squirrel must overcome a giant fear in order to rescue his new best friend from a terrible fate.

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