Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Rainbow Stick Boy by Michael Santolini

Welcome to Author Micahel Santolini

Michael lives in the Sacramento area with his wife and 3 kids ages 5,3 and 1. Michael started writing his first children’s e-book in Late May of 2012 and in July “The Rainbow Stick Boy” was published on Amazon. His inspiration came from reading children’s books to his three children. When not writing his blog — he enjoys family time, bowling, and reviewing other kid’s e-books.


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Chocolate– I know its kinda boring, but it’s so good!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

My book has a great message about diversity, the beauty within, and kindness.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 

I want to continue to write children’s books. The next book I have in mind is about a boy that knows a life only of technology and his life experiences with and without technology… I guess that’s all I want to say about it now without giving up too much info.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?

I think my kids were my biggest inspiration, they have taught me to live life differently. They are a great joy to be around. I’ve always wanted to write a children’s book and thought I could do it, but the publishing process seemed scary and lot very probable. With technology today it is possible for anyone to be an author, so I guess the technology was my inspiration also.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published

The best thing about publishing is just being an author of a children’s book, being a indie author is difficult  for promotion. I enjoy interacting with people by social media or email around the world, you get the sense that the internet really is a global market.

What was your favorite children’s book?

Willie Woo its a  vintage children’s book about a red fire truck, Willy Woo-oo-oo; his driver, Fireman Jim; the station dog, Daisy the Dalmation; and the pump engine truck, Pete. Written by Betty Ren Wright and illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship

What do you do in your free time? 

I love to play with my kids (5,3,1) , work in my yard and projects around the house, I love to go bowling and am on a league every year, and of course read (mostly books to my kids)

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke… It has to be Coke!

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

probably lots of thing,: I have a tattoo  and most people don’t know I wrote this children’s ebook (The Rainbow Stick Boy) or when they found out they were surprised.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?

I use to watch Charmed. Mostly because I love Law and Order and it came on in between 2 episodes of Law and Order on TNT. But then I got hooked watching Charmed, I haven’t seen it in a while though since I don’t have cable anymore.Now I am embarrassed!

PC or Mac?
Mac… I always have problems with PC.

The Rainbow Stick Boy

This is the story of Huey, a stick boy who is born a little different than everyone else in the town. He doesn’t let his differences keep him down. Huey finds a friend who is also a little different and together they find the magic at the end of the rainbow, and discover that their differences are really only skin deep.

Giveaway Details
1 ebook of The Rainbow Stick Boy
Open Internationally
Ends 10/4/12

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