Author on the Airwaves: Carolyn Dee Flores

Flores was chosen as April 2014’s “Author of the Month” on Houston Public Media

Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Flores for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature, and along with the transcript, their conversation is available to listeners on the station’s interactive site through on-demand audio streaming here.

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About the Author:

Carolyn Dee Flores attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and worked as a computer analyst prior to becoming a professional rock musician and composer. She wrote soundtracks for independent and educational films. Over the last several years, Carolyn has turned her lifelong love of drawing and the visual arts into a new career as children’s book illustrator. Her books include Dale, Dale, Dale: Una fiesta de numerous / Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers (Piñata Books, 2014), Daughters of Two Nations (Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2013) and Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing (Piñata Books, 2013). She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

About her latest book, Dale, Dale, Dale: Una fiesta de numerous / Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers

“Today is my birthday, and I am so excited. / One piñata filled with candy. / Two hours until the party. / Three tables set for all of the guests.” Mateo counts to twelve as he anticipates the fun he’ll have at his party!

There will be family, friends and lots of goodies for the children: tops, marbles, and even toy cars! But before the children can hit the piñata, they will sing the birthday boy a song and enjoy eating a delicious cake. And then Mateo will be “the happiest boy in the whole wide world,” because he gets to swing at the piñata first with everyone cheering him on: ¡Dale! ¡Dale! ¡Dale!

Acclaimed kids’ book author René Saldaña, Jr. creates another winner with his first picture book, illustrated in vibrant colors by Carolyn Dee Flores, for children ages 4-8. In this birthday-themed counting book, children will relish practicing their counting skills while dreaming about hitting a piñata at their very own fun-filled fiesta.