About “Good Friends Are Hard To Find”:
After a night out in Starry City, Vincent and his friends discover that being selfish and saying mean things can hurt. But in the end, they learn the true meaning of friendship. (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Good Friends Are Hard To Find”?
Alysia Stern: Vincent Van Mouse was originally created back in the late 1990′s. When his creator, Anthony J. Desantis called me a few years ago to continue the series with my writing and his artwork, I humbly agreed. Constance Lehry and I had already created our own character line which included Maison, Maggi and Spencer. Their stories are geared for a younger generation. (read more)
JP: What sets “Good Friends Are Hard To Find” apart from other books in the same genre?
AS: My writing style is unique, and my characters are hand created by two of the top artists on Long Island. We did not just write a book, we created a storyline and fictional characters that come to life. My words are like musical lyrics that are embedded in a child’s memory with the artwork of my colleagues. (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Good Friends Are Hard To Find” getting out to the public?
AS: Perseverance, self-investment of time and money, sleepless nights and years of having the door shut in my face. I never gave up. I held the dream of being an author, in my heart, since I have been nine years old. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Good Friends Are Hard To Find”?
AS: I have a gift when it comes to children’s books. I wrote “Good Friends are Hard To Find”, well the rough draft, in three days. My first book, “My Nanny Georgeanne”, was written in less than a week back in 1999. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Alysia Stern?
AS: On top of being an author, I am a journalist. I write for several venues doing celebrity interviews, restaurant reviews and relationship articles. I have my own Promotional business called The Rendezvous Show Incorporated. Through this, we do PR for artists and my partner Cris Melendez and I also host a radio broadcast called The Rendezvous Radio Show with Cris and Alysia. We interview Indie artists, celebrities and sports figures. I also have my own TV show called Rendezvous with Alysia which airs live on Saturday mornings at 11AM. I am planning on re-vamping that. We are under talks for a day time show. (read more)
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