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Interview with Children’s Book Illustrator /Author – Cat Blount
Happy Thursday everyone!
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the effects on the family can be overwhelming. The reality that someone you care for has Alzheimer’s can trigger a range of emotions — including anger, fear, frustration and sadness. If you’re concerned that the stress of Alzheimer’s will tear your family apart, be sure to tune in to this episode of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast to understand and care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease!
Today we’re overjoyed to have Cat Blount, author and illustrator of children’s books written and told from within. Cat is joining to talk about her newly released book A Card to Remember: Mia’s Papa Has Alzheimer’s, a special short story that captures the love of a granddaughter and her grandfather.
Listen in as Cat discusses her book, her career as an author/illustrator and her upcoming books. We’re happy to present this episode and Cat’s story and hope that you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you!
More about Cat Blount
Cat began writing stories at a very early age but never was able to complete the stories she started. A beginning was as far as she could get. Then one day, many years and many, many, many crumpled papers later, while entertaining her small child and nephew, she wrote her first complete story from beginning to end in less than 18 minutes. That story became one of her first titles published and she has been writing complete stories ever since.
Cat is a stay-at-home mother of beautiful, amazing children and a loving wife to her loving husband of many years. She has an A.S. in Merchandising and a B.S. in Marketing. Her favorite season is summer and she has always wanted to live on a farm. She still does. She also states to have the BEST imagination in the world!
More about A Card to Remember: Mia’s Papa Has Alzheimer’s
Mia and her Papa are back in this touching short story that captures the love of a granddaughter and her grandfather. Papa has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Mia thinks her card will make him remember. Oh no! Did she not understand what her parents told her? It would take more than a card to bring back who Papa was before! You saw their relationship in Cat’s earlier work, see it again here, and be with Mia on her quest to get Papa to remember.
In this episode, you’ll find out
- More about A Card to Remember: Mia’s Papa Has Alzheimer’s
- How did Cat become a children book’s author/illustrator?
- What inspires her work?
- What sparked the idea for A Card to Remember
- Her upcoming projects and some fascinating facts about her book.
A big thank you to Cat Blount for joining us and for sharing her story with us! Be sure to tune in for all the great insights and be sure to care for your loved one and to enjoy your time together as much as possible!
Finally, where can you find Cat Blount on the internet?
Her website: http://catblog.catblountstories.com
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