We sat down with Salem for a conversation about Benny.
IE: How did you become a writer?
Salem: The desire to write has always been inside me, but the true inspiration came from a dear friend and mentor, when she offered a year-long writing workshop.
IE: Tell us a little about what Benny Moon represents to you.
Salem: Benny Moon is hopefully a character all pre-teen and teens will be able to relate to. He combines his motocross racing with the magical journey he takes discovering the Native American Medicine Wheel. The Medicine Wheel is a great resource to help us all with our life's journey.
IE: Is there a special place you prefer when you write?
Salem: Near water is the best location for me to write. It has a calming effect and the words seem to flow with little effort. I try to commit to writing at least one sentence per day, which usually leads to more.
IE: What do you do when you're not writing?
Salem: I enjoy working with various alternative healing methods. I especially enjoy working with 4-legged animals.
IE: What do you want readers to take away from Benny Moon?
Salem: That a journey around the Native American Medicine Wheel and it's direction can help take advantage of opportunities that life presents to us.
Salem is currently working on the next book in the Benny Moon series. You can learn more about Benny and Salem Wolf Heart at www.bennymoon.com.