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I love writing...writing for kids has the added benefit of keeping me young!


Background Information

Why did you write Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery?

All of my life, I’ve been an avid reader. As my children grew up, my children were readers – well, at least 2 out of the 3. And yet, everywhere I looked, children were getting less and less into reading and more and more into the realm of video games. It didn’t dawn on me as to why-until Harry Potter hit the market. J.K. Rowling did the one thing for kids that many authors have not been able to do since C.S. Lewis – she produced an incredible piece of fantasy work that made children, who had never before shown an interest in picking up a book, actually *want* to read. What she did was amazing.

The thought of taking my fantasy world writing into a realm where children would want to go was exciting to me. As a mother of 3 boys and one step-daughter, it is hard not to make your life and goals not be “all about the kids”. Thus, Reggie & Ryssa was born.

Why the focus on the kids’ contest?

Because the books are for kids. I hope that adults will enjoy them too, but for me, it is all about the kids. When I first made the decision to include little “sketch” graphics at the top of each chapter, I was excited. After spending days on the first five, and then realizing that there were 27 chapters, my enthusiasm waned considerably. So I asked some friends to help out. I decided at that point that these books were for the kids…and to help engage them in the story, I would have kids contribute graphics for the successive books. So many kids have this amazing, expressive, and creative talent that doesn’t get enough attention paid to it in many cases. I want to give them that recognition in some way, so they don’t shut down an amazing form of expression that I feel can make them a more confident adult years down the road.

The writing side is another big part of that. I want to be able to offer some kind of encouragement toward a creative outlet for kids. Not everyone will get published, but I want to make sure they all receive some kind of recognition for the effort.

Birth Place
Detroit Lakes, MN USA
Additional Information

You have other books than just the young adult series that have or will come out, but you have chosen to write them under different names. Why is that? I have several “series” coming out. Not all of them are suitable for children’s reading. I don’t want a kid to pick up one of my books targeted at an adult audience just because it has a familiar author's name on it. The other two immediate series coming out are my spiritual series, under Kim Savino, and my adult contemporary fantasy under A.J. Rand. A.J. Rand is actually taken from my three boys…Aaron, Joshua, and Random. My spiritual series, while based loosely from the perspective of Native American spirituality, really covers those aspects that are common denominators across most religions and forms of spirituality. The contemporary adult fantasy is Broken Wings. It is a five book series about the 2nd war of the angels here on earth in modern times and is a fun, flippant, and yet at the same time serious read. The first book of that series, Broken Wings: Genesis, will be released in November 2006 by Koboca Publishing.

Contact Information
Koboca Publishing
26345 Dayflower Boulevard 
Wesley Chapel FL 33543   USA
Contact Author: Bo Savino


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