Welcome Stephanie Sorkin
We’re joined on the Starline by an award winning children’s book author. Thirteen years ago a birthday party changed her life. Her latest book “Am I a Unicorn” is available now. We welcome Stephanie Sorkin.
Let’s go Beyond the Mic. Thirteen years ago a birthday cake gave your daughter a severe allergic reaction.
Your pinterest page is filled with fashion, encouragement and a lot of odd egg photography.
Since she was 3 you nightly told her the story of “Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel” and the story became not just a family one but a book where 100% of the proceeds go to FARE dedicated to food allergy research and education. Why was that important for you?
Award winning children’s book author Stephanie Sorkin joins us Beyond the Mic. Your next book “Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces” benefits Soles4Souls an organization that gives new and gently used shoes domestically and abroad? How did this concept come to you?
We all have frenemies. Who was the frenemy in your past that you brought out subconsciously in Frenemy Jane”?
Am I a Unicorn?
Your latest book is “Am I a Unicorn?” It’s a heartfelt story about who we all are inside. Who were you writing this story for? There is a pattern in your books where you are either getting an emotion out or teaching a lesson.
There are a recipe for some tasty YOUnique cupcakes at the back of the book, why was blending a children’s story and food necessary for you?
How has writing these books and now reading them to classes virtually help feed your soul?
Tips for authors from the experiences you have had?
Stephanie Sorkin is the author of “Am I a Unicorn” joins us Beyond the Mic. What’s the most important thing you can tell a child?
How has your heart been filled every time you talk to a student who has an allergy or a parent who knows they aren’t alone?
If you could change one thing from your life, what would it be?
The Rockin’ 8:
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite place visit on vacation and thing you want to do on vacation?
2. One thing you are missing from your time in quarantine?
3. Who would you want to be the voice of each of your main characters?
4. What is your and your children’s favorite American Girl doll?
5. Last time you went to see the New York Knicks?
6. Who motivates you?
7. Favorite Guilty Pleasure?
8. What’s the one type of chocolate that makes you happy?
She’s a fan of reality TV, loves her Samantha American Girl doll and wants Kevin Hart to voice one of her characters. We thank author Stephanie Sorkin of “Am I a Unicorn” for taking the time to talk with us today!
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
About the Book:
“Am I a Unicorn?”is a wonderful story written in rhyme about a unicorn that breaks her horn and learns how to grapple with the feelings of being unique and different. The story touches on self-esteem and diversity and ultimately teaches the important lesson of accepting one’s individuality.“When your OUTERcorn doesn’t match your INNERcorn… a story is born! Join us as a unicorn finds the answer to a very important question!”
About Stephanie Sorkin:
Stephanie Sorkin is the award-winning author of“Nutley, the Nut-free Squirrel”,“Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces”and“Frenemy Jane, the Sometimes Friend”. Her fourth and latest book,“Am I A Unicorn?” released on December 8, 2020, to educate children on the value of acceptance and the beauty in differences. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Ms. Sorkin donates a portion of her books proceeds to various charities supporting children. Ms. Sorkin has appeared in the New York Times Style Section and written numerous articles for national publications. As a food allergy advocate, she spends her time visiting schools in the tri-state area, discussing the inspiration behind her books and the importance of creativity. Stephanie lives in New York with her husband and 3 kids.
Buy Stephanie Sorkin’s book from Amazon