Welcome to the Winners’ Circle where we celebrate the success of our IFW and ICL published graduates. Today we are celebrating author Ann Tuzi!
What is the name of your book? Who is the publisher?
Tica’s Tea Party
Published by Tellwell
Give us a short summary of your work.
A colourful birthday party that puts smiles on children’s faces. Be Happy, let children be children. Think outside the box when things don’t go our way, and in turn be able to be free to dream. Be thankful for everything we have. Children must learn not to be greedy.
This book was written to entertain children in this crazy world. To enable my young readers to feel a sense of security in this reading experience.
How long have you been writing?
Only the stories that I did through your course.
What’s your favorite genre to write and why?
Children’s books. It transports me back to childhood.
Please list the course or courses you’ve taken with us.
How has taking our courses helped your writing and/or career?
The courses pushed me to see my story to fruition.
Have any of your class assignments been published?
So far just this one.
Do you have a favorite writing tip you’d like to share?
Never give up. Learn to have a thick skin.
How can you feel like a kid again?
Write a colourful children’s book.
Please tell us the best or most valuable thing you learned from your experience with ICL and IFW.
Most valuable thing that I learnt that I did have it in me to write a children’s book.
As a storyteller, Ann Tuzi grew up in Toronto and has Fine Arts, Decorating and Fashion Merchandising diplomas all from Humber College, as well as a diploma from the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut. Along with loving bright colours, she has a colourful personality. She has always loved the arts and has been involved with art all her life. Ann has always been a big kid at heart and to this day “Mickey Mouse” is her hero.