Rona Arato, a children’s book author, has 11 books published. Rona is living in the Greater Toronto Area. She was originally born in New York. When she was six, she and her family moved to California and she grew up there. She has written feature stories for magazines and newspapers about food, computers, and jewelry. She has also written with another author, but Rona has never written news before.
When Rona had children, she discovered how wonderful their company was. She loved to live with her children and she often wrote stories for them. That was when Rona started to write.
Rona’s first published book was called Ice Cream Town. It was about a boy named Sammy, who came from Europe to New York with his father during the war. Sammy was given ice cream to eat for the first time in New York. Rona had gotten this idea from her father, who had traveled from Poland to New York. To get Ice Cream Town published, Rona had to write the book three times. Some authors have to write their stories 10 times in order to get them published. In Ice Cream Town, one of the character was based on Rona’s grandmother; however, the publishers didn’t like how the character ended up.
“In order to get a book published,” said Rona, “you sometimes had to kill your own grandmother!”
Rona said that when you write about a real place in a fiction novel, you have to give facts. One of Rona’s books had won a contest in a forest of reading programs. It was the publishers who submitted her book. Her publisher also hired illustrators to do the pictures in the book.
She advised children that whenever you write about something, use lots of details, always edit drafts, and make sure that you have lots of research information and that the information is true. Authors can also learn lots of new information about what they are writing about. Sometimes, an author has too many ideas, so they
always make sure to write down the most important and the main facts they want to have in their story. They can add new inferred ideas as they go along. Sometimes authors can also write a story that they imagine while reading anotherstory.