Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Meet Children's Author Angel Krishna

Carpinello's Writing Pages welcomes children's author Angel Krishna.

First, a bit about Angel:

Angel Krishna is a fun-loving mom, a great friend and wife with a silly side, who believes that imagination is a gift. She loves when children tell a story, how their eyes widen, their hands move every which way and their voice fills with excitement. Angel encourages parents to listen to their children and to communicate with an open mind and a full heart.

She reminds herself and those around her to enjoy life, always move forward and be creative.

Why did you pick to write books for children?

Great question! I feel children are extremely smart. Children understand that life is about sharing, giving, and helping one another. Granted, children have no big worries. Their minds are free from paying bills, going to work, taking care of issues that are needed in life. This is the main reason they understand the simple things we take for granted.

The sole reason I put a message in my books is for the child and the parent to listen to what they’re reading, to understand the message, and help teach the child or children when reading a book. My books are for the ages 0 – 8 years of age.  This is a very important time for learning, realizing what is right and wrong and how to communicate, help one another and be kind. I believe when a parent is reading to their child they also understand the value of the lesson that is in the book and help with teaching to their child about the great values in life that are sometimes the simplest and free like kind words, lending a hand, and respect to others.

What types of books do you like to read?

Mystery & Suspense.

When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

Hang out with my kids, go to the movies, and see a good friend.

Tell us about The Monkeys & Crocodiles Play Baseball and how the story came to be.

The Monkeys & Crocodiles Play Baseball is my first picture book. A combination of things actually made the story come together in my mind. I always had a wide imagination growing up. I came from a BIG Family a lot of brother and sisters – 8 total, I was the youngest. Not a lot of money nor many games as the kids have today. That being said, kids have way too many electronics. I am happy that I lived the way I did and was able to develop such a GREAT Imagination.

There was a lot of chaos in the house at times so I spent majority of my time outside making up really cool inventive games with the kids in the neighborhood. One of those games was having different characters/animals when playing baseball for example. One side the Monkeys and the other the Crocs. It was fun making up different characters; it added another element to the game. So, you see, it never was JUST Baseball! It was Baseball with the Monkeys and Crocodiles. We added fun rules depending on the side you were on; you had to follow certain rules to that character, and so on…

Here's a peek at The Monkeys & Crocodiles Play Baseball:

The Monkeys and the Crocodiles have been buddies for some time now, but something is not quite right in the jungle that day. It all takes place on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The monkeys arrive at the field to play their Sunday afternoon game of baseball and oh, oh. Coconuts are what they used for baseballs, and no coconuts could be found!

The Monkeys need to get the other side of the river. They need help from their friends the Crocodiles. As the Monkeys walk over toward the crocodiles, the crocodiles see them coming and are not so pleased. Hmmm, I wonder what is going on? The Crocodiles are mad and hurt. This is because the monkeys always ask for help but never include the crocodiles in their fun game of baseball.

Anything else you want readers to know?

I’m also a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. You can visit my SBCWI Launch Party for Monkeys and Crocodiles Play baseball there. Be sure to leave a note for me in the guest book!

Where can readers find you and your books? 

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball can be found on

Barnes and Noble

You can find me on

ADK Story Books

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