It was our pleasure to interview children’s book author Kati Mockler, who wrote and recently published Magnets and Glue with the Storyteller’s Press. In the interview, we discuss the book itself, the general reaction towards the book, the publishing process, and so much more!
Q: What motivated you to write this book?
A: I was on a spiritual journey and wanting to become a happier person. In turn, I decided to start diving into self-improvement books. It was like a light bulb went off, and I thought , I didn’t need to look externally for happiness; I could find it within myself. That led me into discovering the law of attraction. If you focus on the positive, you will attract more positivity. And I thought this was amazing and that I needed to find a way to convey this to my children.
Q: How were you able to simplify the law of attraction into a way kids can actually understand it?
A: I think being a mom was super helpful in that department. Because I have to explain a lot to my kids in a way that they will understand it. And I sort of meditated on it and thought about it long and hard and also used them as my guinea pigs and was like, “Hey kids, what do you guys think of this?” and kind of got their feedback on the book. But it sort of just came to me in a sort of easy and light way and just went from there.
Q: What has the general reaction been to Magnets and Glue so far?
A: The reaction to it has been very great. Children are generally very positive individuals, so the book has really resonated with them. And this is just a gentle reminder for them to keep being that way. Keeping being happy and light and know that that positive trait within them has the ability to attract more of the same. I’ve gone to book fairs, and even doing readings here at The Storyteller’s Cottage. The parents and the children just love the book. And it’s short and it’s sweet, but it is also a pretty powerful message too.
Q: Did you find it difficult to find publishers before the Storyteller’s Press?
A: I actually did. I found it quite difficult. And I’m not sure if it was because it was a specific topic and there are not a lot of children’s books about the law of attraction, but I think it is a very powerful tool to teach children. The Storyteller’s Press has been incredible and fell in love with the book just as much as I have, so I am grateful for The Storyteller’s Press for sure.
Q: What is your advice for people still trying to be published?
A: Do not let doubt creep in. This is super important because there will be moments where you create this work of art that you put your heart into and then there will be that moment of doubt where you think, “This isn’t for me and I should just give up.” Move past that, don’t even give it a second thought, and keep going. There is a reason why you had that idea and there is a reason why you should continue with your stories.