Keisha Bussey Interview & Chance to Dance Book Giveaway
Updated: Jul 26
Welcome Keisha Bussey to From Our Bookshelf blog.
Here's a little bit about Keisha Bussey:
Hello Fierce Readers!
My name is Keisha D. Bussey and I am a dance educator. I share my passion for dance and life on a daily with my students and colleagues. As I dance through my 19 years in education. I’ve always believed we should strive to develop the whole student. I am honored to share the love of dance while implementing dance books in the curriculum.
I have had a love of books since I was a little girl. My mother always bought me books to enhance my imagination. My reading fluency continued to increase through high school. As I became more effective at comprehending passages, I became more focused.
My third- grade teacher Ms. Curry, encouraged me to read. She told me I was a strong reader with lots of expressions and that I would be a great reading teacher one day.
Never miss a chance to dance and read!!!
To learn more about Keisha Bussey go to https://keishadbussey.com/
But, in the meantime, let's leap into her interview.
What was your favorite book when you were 8 years old?
My favorite books when I was 8 years old were Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Arthur’s Nose by Marc Brown
What book didn’t you connect to as a kid and found the connection as an adult?
I’m not sure about the connection of a certain book but I do know if a book didn’t interest me I didn’t read it.
What is your favorite genre to read (Fiction/ Realistic Fiction/ Nonfiction)?
Who are your favorite Children’s Authors?
Connie Schofield – Morrison and Grace Byers
Which children’s book would you like to read that you have not read yet?
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry & Vashti Harrison and Bunheads by Misty Copeland
What age did you write your first creative writing piece? What was it?
I was 18 years old graduated from High School when I first did my creative writing piece. It was about a character who had Big Dreams! I didn’t realize it at the time, I wanted to be an author. I just wrote to express my feelings and thoughts. I have always been a dreamer.
What is your favorite genre to write (Poetry/Short Stories/Plays, etc.)?
What was the most challenging creative writing piece that you thought you couldn’t write?
Whew Chile… I was challenged with Chance to Dance book but I did it!
Do you keep a writing journal?
Absolutely, I keep a journal. It helps with my thoughts as I continue to write new ideas.
In what genre would you like to write that you haven’t written yet?
Fairy Tale or Fantasy
What is one thing you learned on your reading and writing journey that you use in your daily life?
Never Give Up! I keep pushing forward to make my dreams come true and pray for guidance. I have also learned while being creative in my writing zone, I can have more knowledge of what I read and write by learning from other authors. In my daily life, I continue to grow as I keep my journal and keep moving forward to becoming the best children’s book author.
Let's chaines (turn) to Chance to Dance:
What inspired you to write Chance to Dance?
I have always wanted to write a children’s book because I have a passion for dance. My inspiration came from my third-grade reading teacher.
How much research did you do for background information?
I have studied dance and taken professional classes to gain the knowledge for my book. I worked in education for 20 years and wanted to do something for the students to enhance their reading comprehension.
Can you tell us a little about Chance to Dance?
The theme of Chance to Dance is focusing on the Keisha who wants to learn how to dance. Her parents find a way to help her get the finances to give her a Chance to Dance with a dance instructor.
Thank you, Keisha!
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