I talked to Dia Mixon at the Ohioana Book Festival.
Tell me about your book and why you wrote it.
I self publish these books because I saw a hole in the market for children that have mixed heritage. These books for kids that have two cultures. My son is African American and Columbian. I wanted to make sure he had characters that looked like him and stories he could identify with.
Did you illustrate your book?
I wrote the book and self published it. I found illustrators from Columbia who could represent what I wanted.
Is there anything that I didn’t ask you that you think I should have asked you? If so, go ahead and answer that question. i.e. where can people buy the book?
You can purchase the book at www.el-mundo-mixon.com or Cover to Cover books in Upper Arlington.