Interview with Author Anna Tshekeche


Today I am interviewing author, Anna Tshekeche.  Thank you Anna for visiting with me and my followers.  It is a true pleasure to have you.  I would like to ask you some questions so that we can all learn more about you and your books.

1.  How long have you been writing and when did you get first published?
I have been writing for many years but my first book was published in May 2013.

2.  Please share the titles of your book with us.

The title of my book is Tsuro to the Rescue.

3.  Can you give us an idea what your story is about?

Nandi works from morning till night to provide for her family. Her husband Jojo chooses to spend his life daydreaming. Tsuro watches as Nandi tries to soothe her hot and tired baby. She decides to do something about this situation. She takes care of Nyasha while Jojo dozes off under the shade of a tree.

4.  Who illustrated your book?

My story was illustrated by Curtis King.

5. Do you have another book you are working on?

Old Order Changes is coming up soon.  This is a story of land degradation as seen through the eyes of Tasha the rabbit and Jim the monkey.  The story takes us from the beautiful scene of the wild forest to the barren land that we end up with after a few years of poor cultivation methods.

6.  Is there anything else that you would like to share about yourself and or your books?

I would like to say that these books will be written also in Shona and Ndebele, the two main languages spoken in Zimbabwe.

8.  Where can interested parents purchase your books?

Tsuro to the Rescue is on Amazon and is also available at


Thank you for the interview.
Yours truly,

Anna Tshekeche

Thank you Anna for taking the time to share your fascinating books with us.  I wish you well with your stories and may you keep writing to give children something wonderful to read.  Your stories teach children the value of treating their environment kindly to save it for future generations.

Parents please stop in to read about more interviews with authors.  I will be interviewing not only children’s book authors but also authors of some outstanding novels for you parents too.  We all need some good summer reading.


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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Interview with Author Anna Tshekeche

  1. Great interview, Janice. It’s nice to know more about Anna and her wonderful new book!

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