Author Q+A: Miranda N. Prather of “Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape”

What inspired you on this book?

My horse Blue Blue Sea, who was an off-track Thoroughbred. When he became sick, I started a Facebook page. I couldn’t believe the response. So many people flocked to his page and most of them were facing their own illnesses and found comfort in treading about Blue’s triumphs.

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Why did you want to become a writer?

I don’t know that I ever “wanted” to be a writer. It just sort of happened. From a young age, I would make up tales and write them down. Writing is my outlet and something I am compelled to do.

What was the hardest part of creating this book?

Rhyming! Children appreciate the sing-song meter and rhyming seen in so many children’s book. I did a lot of research looking into what makes a great children’s book. The rhymes could really be challenging at times and a rhyming dictionary became my best friend.

What do you hope people gain from reading it?

I hope to keep Blue Blue Sea’s memory alive and build on his legacy of overcoming long odds and inspiring others along the way.

When you were a kid, what were your favorite books?

All of the Greek myths were some of my absolute favorites. I loved the magic and mysticism in them. I recall really loving Hugo the Hippo and Brighty of the Grand Canyon.

What is your advice to people who are not excited about reading?

Think of reading like a movie, but where you get to make all he calls – select your favorite actors, dream up the scenery and special effects. You’ll be amazed at what your mind can create if you give it a change.

Why should we buy your book?

I think you’ll be inspired by the positive story that was Blue Blue Sea’s life, even in the face of an early death. Additionally, we often donate a portion of the proceeds to a variety of nonprofits to further good in the world.

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