We All Can Do What We Love

Author Interview
Julie L. Kusma Author Interview

The Poetry Mouse follows a little mouse who daydreams of being more than a homemaker and baker; she wishes to write poetry instead. What was the inspiration for your story?

Inspiration for The Poetry Mouse is found in that part in all of us where we want to follow our dreams but may have instead listened to society, others, or our own internal voice telling us we can’t. This is about following your passion and doing what you love.

I also want to mention this is coauthored with Derek R. King, and is what we both believe to be us collaborating with our strengths. Derek wrote the poetry featured in Evie’s journal pages and I a wrote a story around his poems creating the tale.

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

That it’s never too late to follow your dreams, or as my father always said to me, if you don’t try then the answer to whether you can achieve it is always going to be a ‘no.’

Derek and I are classic examples of this as we both took the opportunity to write and create together and the result is a magnificent magical synergy shared.

Is there any moral or idea that you hope readers take away from the story?

For me, the line in the movie The Edge says it all, and I’m sure I’m paraphrasing here, but I recall it as “what one man (or person) can do another can do.” This is a reminder we all can achieve anything and everything; whatever we set our minds to. For Evie this means she can be a poet. She can change careers. She can do what she loves. We all can do what we love.

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

Well, for me personally, I’m in the final editing stage of ‘We Three: Search for Source,’ a supernatural novel with paranormal romance elements which is slated for publication in spring 2023.

As for my collaborations with my writing partner, Derek R. King, we are wrapping up a sequel to The Enchanted Faerie Realm with a focus on the winter fae, and a couple of our art-inspirational books are nearing completion as well. We have a couple dozen books underway and hope to release them in 2023.

Derek has a poetry book, More Red Rose in Verse, slated for January 2023 publication and several more solo projects for himself as well in 2023.

We both are excited to share more of our creations.

Julie Kusma Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Facebook | Website | Amazon Author Page

Derek King Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Website | Amazon Author Page

Evie believes there is more to life than taking care of her house and baking for her friends. She’s not like the other mice. She has a different path; her purpose is to write poetry.

Being a mouse, she longs for the simplicity of nature. So, every day she sneaks past the woods and into the meadow where she writes her inspired words. She might even find encouragement from a friend to submit her poems.

This is Evie’s story of finding her authentic self, becoming brave enough to do what she loves, and ultimately sharing her gift with the world as The Poetry Mouse.

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