I talked to Florenza Lee at the Ohioana Book Festival.
Tell me about your books and why you wrote them.
A lot of people will see the number of books that I have written and will think that I started out on this journey purposefully; but, I didn’t on January 31, 2014, I woke up like any other Saturday. I thought I was just going to chill. I wrote twelve books. On that date, I started my company. I purchased a thousand ISBNS (International Standard Book Number). The rest, as they say, is history.
On my table now, I have four of the original twelve published. I have three of them here with me today. The second one that I wrote on February 1, is now in 31 countries.
Do you have your own publishing company?
Words to Ponder Publishing is my company.
Do you primarily publish your own work, or do you publish for other authors?
People think because I have almost thirty published titles that I do others. I have one other author that I have published. I have successfully assisted a hundred authors in starting their own publishing companies.
Do you write and illustrate your books, or do you work with illustrators?
I work with amazing illustrators internationally.
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.
What am I doing next?
We are currently translating all of my books into Spanish, Polish, Mandarin, Ukrainian, Russian, German, French, Farsi, and Arabic. Currently, five of the books are translated into five of those languages. My books are available anywhere books are sold.