Today our guest author is Michael Dow, author of the children's book, Nurse Florence, What Are Emotions?.
Thank you for playing Book Trivia with us!
In the movie Castaway,
if Tom Hanks unearthed a copy of Nurse Florence, What Are Emotions?,
how would that help Tom find a way off the island?
There is a page where Nurse Florence discusses that thinking about happy memories when you feel down can improve your mood. The Castaway character kind of did this by looking at his girlfriend’s picture at night many times. Maybe using mindfulness and maintaining a positive mood would have helped him come up with the idea to create a make-shift raft sooner to escape the island and return to his girlfriend before she married (thinking he was dead).
Everyone knows Miley Cyrus is the wild child in the music business. But she read your book and wants to let you know that it changed her life for the better. Why did your book give Miley a new lease on life?
The book teaches a person’s brain is responsible for creating their emotional experience. Miley would learn that they are responsible for how they react and feel, not others. Learning this can empower someone be their best self and realize their potential.
You are being pulled over for speeding. When the officer asks you for your license and you discover you left it at home, you decide to pull out your book instead. What do you tell the officer?
“Sir, I wrote this book and I’d like to give it to you for your children to read. The book teaches how are brain creates emotions which your children will love. If you give me the ticket, then it will be a great enough input to my brain to make me feel sad. Could you please give me a warning so I can go home happy to my family?”
You have a chance to appear on the hit talent show for authors, American Book Idol, and the mighty judges will determine whether your book will make it to Hollywood and become a big screenplay. What would impress them more – your book cover, an excerpt or your best review – and why?
The book covers for all the books are standardized and I acknowledge are not absolutely amazing. I like standardization which I learned in the US Air Force, so I chose to create the series like that. An excerpt from the book may cause a feeling of “That’s interesting”, but probably not be an effective pitch. I would instead give them a Booklife review that we have received on some of the books that are outstanding with great grades at the bottom. I would need to tell them that about how important it is to get a good Booklife review for a small publisher and hope that hooks them. I would also like to tell them that I have basic plans in my mind for Marvel-style Nurse Florence universe live action series that could help our society evolve to the next level.
A homeless man was caught stealing your book out of a bookstore. When asked why he did it, he opened the book and pointed a passage out. What was that passage?
The Dedication Page. He might say, “I was impressed that the series is dedicated to the great Florence Nightingale and anything in her honor is worth reading.”
Finally, you just got
word that your book has received the 2013 NY Times Bestselling Book Award and
you have to attend the ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan. Anyone who’s anyone will be
there and it’s your shot for stardom. On stage, you must give an
acceptance speech. What would you say and who would you thank?
I would like to thank the Wonderful Creator for giving me the gift of writing. I would like to thank my wife for her continued and overwhelming support to create the series. I would like to thank my parents for instilling a strong work ethic which helped produce the passion for the project. I would like to thank the US Air Force for leadership and teamwork training. I would like to thank the University of Arizona for its outstanding education and training to be a good nurse. I would like to thank my kids for reading every book and giving constructive feedback to make them better.
www.DowCreativeEnterprises.com and www.NurseFlorence.org. Nurse Florence® is a federally registered trademark by Dow Creative Enterprises. The Nurse Florence® series seeks to promote science and health among children and to help increase the health literacy levels of our society. With teamwork, inclusion, faith and perseverance, we can bravely face our problems and help each other reach our better selves as well as our best collective good.