It Has Been All About The Journey

Adam Houchins Author Interview

The Adventures of Cathy the Catfish and Sammy the Swan follows two best friends who live in a pond and learn how much their friendship means to them. What was the inspiration for your story?

I provide security for an insurance company in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have a beautiful spread of a property. One of my duties is to ride around on a golf cart and check out the property. In the back of the building, there is a nice pond that many different animals frequent throughout the day. One day, I noticed a crane by the bank of the pond picking off small fish. I thought, what an unusual friendship that would be: bird and fish. Many children do not know what a crane is, but know of swans. The idea of two characters and a storyline came to me and I went back inside and started writing. The story was written in under 20 minutes and it just took off from there.

What educational aspects were important for you to include in this children’s book?

My target audience for this book is Pre-K and Kindergarten. This story teaches our young that not only can two different animals from different backgrounds come together and become friends, but they can do so in the same environment. This is an extremely important lesson for our children to learn, especially in today’s world. Even if they do not entirely grasp this concept, putting it in their ears is imperative.

What experience in your life has had the biggest impact on your writing?

In my experience, it has been all about the journey. I received my Masters of Science in Sport Administration in December of 2021. During the process of getting my degrees, I wrote hundreds of papers. I would always joke that it would be nice if I could write something that would benefit me other than scholastically. When I started having success, I began kicking myself for not writing projects sooner. Then I realized that it took the journey for me to get here. I wasn’t ready at that point in my life.

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

I have 5 books ready for production. I am waiting on illustrations before I can pitch them to my perspective publishers. My plan is to publish two books by the end of 2023, including a Christmas sequel that I’m calling: Christmas on the Pond; A Cathy and Sammy Story. I wish I had more of a definitive answer on the others, but I am playing the waiting game as well. In the meantime, I will enjoy watching Cathy and Sammy. It’s almost award season!

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The Adventures of Cathy the Catfish and Sammy the Swan
By: Adam Houchins

Sharing a pond, Cathy the Catfish and Sammy the Swan become good friends. This is the story of their friendship and a memorable life lesson. Giving children a platform to think, ask questions, and learn, author Adam Houchins hopes this book will create smiles and family bonds.

About the Author

Adam Houchins is a father of four children and an uncle to two, and they will always inspire him. Houchins is currently a graduate student at Arkansas State University, and he is from Jacksonville, Arkansas. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has been to twenty-four countries. Houchins is also an avid sports fan and a history buff.

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