Day 13 Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway: Christine Fonseca

by @thewritermama on May 13, 2011 · 15 comments

I have been watching Christine Fonseca’s writing career progress rapidly over the past few years. She has worked hard with a smile on her face and a kind word for fellow writers along the way. It is my great pleasure to welcome her to the giveaway today. Please say hello…

Christine Fonseca is the author of Emotional Intensity In Gifted Students (Prufrock Press, Oct. 2010) and 101 Success Secrets For Gifted Kids (Prufrock Press, April, 2011). In addition to writing books related to giftedness, she writes Gothic romance and contemporary novels for teens. If you would like to learn more about Christine, please visit:

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook is a must-read for gifted kids ages 8 to 12 who want to find success in school and life. If you know gifted kids, they will love the 101 awesome secrets, tips, and tricks included in this book! Chock full of fun suggestions and practical strategies, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids covers topics including bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships, and sibling rivalries.

1. How has writing (either just the act of writing or writing this book or both) impacted your self-confidence?

Every time I finish a novel, write up a proposal, or turn in a nonfiction book, my confidence is bolstered. There is just something validating about completing something you may not fully believe that you can complete successfully. As each books get completed, I begin to believe that maybe I can write. Maybe I do have something to say. And as I get reader feedback, the confidence increases even more—all of which helps when the nay-sayers come forward and express their dislike of the books content or of me.

2. What are three words that describe your creative book-writing process?

Oh, tough one – Visionary, persistent, and artistic

3. What good has your book created in the world?

I believe my nonfiction books, especially 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids, has served to teach kids a better way of functioning in the world—a way of harnessing their own potential and redefining “normal” in a way that celebrates their intensities—their passions. My fiction brings different worlds to readers, while contemplating some of the more difficult emotions in life enabling a type of self evaluation and questioning—all good things.

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Emotional intensity is an interesting topic. I have always described myself as intense.  What are you intense about and how do you channel any intensity you might have into your writing career? And if intense is not a word that would describe you then share a word that does describe you and how you channel that quality into your writing career. Have fun!

Answer in the comments in 50-200 words (no less and no more to qualify to win one of today’s books). Please read the complete rules at least once!

Thanks for participating in the Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway! Please bring a gaggle of friends next time you come. :)

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