The Idea Tree & The Stars Twinkle Brightly by Mary Fam Interview & Giveaway

Welcome to Author Mary Fam

Mary Fam is a professional educator and author. In addition to a Master’s in education, her years of experience as teacher, as well as her own personal story, give her insight into the hearts and minds of young students. She writes to help them overcome their daily struggles with bullying and peer pressure as well as struggles with childhood cancer.


What is one book everyone should read?
A book everyone should read is The Idea Tree, this is the fictional tale of the origin of the season Fall, and a story that celebrates differences and teaches us acceptance. In today’s world, while we have come a long way in overcoming prejudices and bias, we still have a long way to go as many people are still condemned and ostracized because of their differences. It is these differences, however that make them beautifully unique. This book reminds us of that.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
I would choose to meet, Michael jackson, as dispite his many differences his kind heart is something that has always shined brightly for me, as well as his genuine love for children, much of his non-professional life was dedicated to giving back to less fortunate children, and I would love to sit and talk with him about these experiences.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
For the opportunity to make one child, who is insecure, gain confidence.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
The Stars Twinkle Brightly has just been released and is a children’s story about cancer, other works , not yet titled will cover topics that will help encourage and uplift children of the world.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I’ve always loved fantasy, and terrifically well told stories, and my wish to help children, youth realize their brilliance has motivated me to become an Author so that I can share positive messages in a way children can relate.

What is your favorite Quote?
Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind – Dr. Suess

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Eric Carle, Robert Frost, Robert Munch, Maurice Sendak

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Most definitely in the 8 year old boy in The Stars Twinkle Brighly, as i am a childhood cancer survivor and know all too well how unkind this disease can be , especially to children.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Fall/Autumn – because it is a beautiful time of change, and transformation- keys to growth and maturity. When we change, we grow, we become more amazing.

The Stars Twinkle Brightly

The Stars Twinkle Brightly is the story of an eight-year-old boy who discovers he has cancer. The author transforms an otherwise unpleasant topic into an uplifting and useful resource for parents and children dealing with cancer. The boy’s triumph over cancer, leaves the reader feeling joyful and comforted and serves as a testimony to the power of perseverance and love. The story promises to provide a positive perspective on the many negatives of childhood cancer. The illustrations, give life to the boy’s courage and determination in a colourful and cheerful way!

The Idea Tree

This is the fantastical tale of the origin of “Fall”
(Autumn) as the product of a single idea. The story resonates messages of confidence, courage, anti-bullying concepts and the encouragement to go forward with a “good idea”. Vivid images and dazzling colours merge these ideas together and deliver an important and lasting culmination – Don’t be afraid to be different or to change! Know that the most significant changes can happen with just one good idea.

Giveaway Details
1 ebook of The Idea Tree & The Stars Twinkle Brightly
Ends 10/30/12

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