Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Bellyache: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos

Welcome to Author Crystal Marcos.

I just reviewed Crystal’s book Bellyache and now have her here for an interview and book giveaway.

Author Bio:
Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. Being the oldest of five children, she had a lot of entertaining to do. She is a member of SCBWI. Crystal lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and their daughter, Kaylee. BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale is her first book. Crystal believes in the importance of encouraging children to write as well as read. For fun writing activities please visit her at


What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A special treat we have at home: Belgian Waffles with chocolate chips, syrup, and a dab of whip cream; okay maybe more than a dab. I love whip cream!

Is there anything you need in order to write?
I need sleep some of my inspiration comes from dreams. I dream very vivid dreams. I also need quiet time to write.

Night owl, or early bird?
I am definitely a night owl. I have an 18 month old and I do much of my work and have me time after she has gone to sleep.
Skittles or M&Ms? M&M’s

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
My favorite place to read is sitting in bed. My favorite place to write is at the kitchen table.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I wanted my readers to be transported into a world that was so fantastic that they would always remember it.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world which would it be?
Only if my whole family could go, Charlie and the Chocolate factory. We would have so much fun! Plus, I would love to meet Willy Wonka and sing with an oompa loompas.

What is your favorite quote?
“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” C.S. Lewis

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? I went out to dinner with my family. I have a very large family and we are all close.

Thank you Crystal for taking time to answer a few questions and for offering up a copy of your book for giveaway.

Crystal has a really fun website – Check it out:

Bellyache: A Delicious Tale:

A lip-smacking, mouthwatering, absolutely delectable debut, BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos is a literary feast for ages seven and up. In the vein of Roald Dahl’s best-loved adventures, Marcos offers a mystical, character driven escapade that intertwines strands of reality with a larger-than-life fantasy world. When Peter Fischer sets out to help his grandfather at Papa’s Sweet Shop, he will quickly learn that sneaking sweets and covering up his sugar-dusted tracks will have major consequences. As Peter is transported to a mysteriously delicious, faraway land, a curious people known as the Candonites, some of whom have no time for a non-Candonite, will teach Peter a lesson on what it means to be different and what it means to forgive.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of Bellyache by Crystal Marcos
Open to US & Canada
Ends 1/28

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