About the Book
The Berry Story is an inspirational work, written to show the grim reality of life, how someone can be excluded and go through thick and thin, but still find a way to rise to the point of self-affirmation and acceptance. It provides wisdom to enlighten our lives with brightness and allows the reader to heal and grow through the flaws of their weaknesses.
Brandon the blackberry, is no less than a unique and extra caring kid. What makes him sensitive is the remarks and taunts directed at him by some kids. Brandon is regularly bullied by those he wants to befriend, and this situation crushes him and creates confusion in his mind. He is stuck between the nice words he receives from his parents, who constantly remind him that a kid must be good to others, and the bullying he experiences every day. Brandon spends time figuring out how to make friends and be accepted. He tries to befriend other kids but ultimately receives rejection and hatred instead of love and acceptance. He keeps his hopes high as he sees that everybody is not evil and his greatest wish, to become better than others, is not, however, shattered.
About the Author
Yannick is the author of The Berry Story, he is a polyglot, Certified Interpreter, Translator, and teacher who has traveled the world to learn about different cultures and languages. He started writing when he was a kid. When he had an idea or a story to tell, he would always start by writing it on paper and then read it to his friends and family. He used to write poems for his friends. He wrote a book about his mother, unfortunately, got lost during his globetrotting, he has since been affected by that as he poured everything he felt and knew about the woman who gave him life in that book. He has always been fascinated by the power of words and storytelling, by how they can shape one’s personality or mindset. He writes for a broad audience and does not confine his inspiration and writings to a single genre or demographic of readers. He effortlessly transitions from fiction to nonfiction. He is equally at ease writing for children, young adults, and adults.
He understood that storytelling is compelling, especially when we can see ourselves and the people we can relate to within the story. He primarily wishes to inspire through his writings, provide hope and encouragement to the reader, and cultivate empathy by creating relatable characters that foster hope. He uses fictional or real-life social events to tell stories and describe social and cultural interactions, occasionally with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. He infuses his stories with what he learned and saw while globetrotting, incorporating diverse cultures, each of which has its own set of tales and narratives shared for entertainment, education, cultural preservation, or instilling moral values.
He coined the term ” Books with substance” because he believes that every book should teach a lesson; this is what he refers to as a book’s substance.
He writes to share a piece of his soul with the world.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The Berry story discusses very sensitive topics; bullying, and rejection. I have written this book as part of a series, hoping that it will help kids to accept and embrace who they are and give those who are victims or witnesses to bullying the courage to stand up to it.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Everyone who has ever been bullied, rejected, or witnessed bullying. Also, educators and parents.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I have so many authors that I appreciate the work, but I do not have any in mind as favorite. I don’t categorize them as it feels like saying one has better writing than the other.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Keep writing, seek advice, let people read, and choose an audience because your book cannot be read by everybody.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
My website is www.yatambona.com and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am still working on the website and it will be live in a few days.