When the author Ginal LoBiondo was just a girl, she, like many other children, had a toy bear. She loved him and cared for him. Like most children, he carried his bear everywhere. But there came a day when Gina grew up and her parents felt she was too old to have a bear and put it at a yard sale.
Nowadays, Gina has grown up and is writing children’s books. She has been writing books for some time. All of his books have a sincere feeling about them that children and parents come to love. He came up with the idea to write his short story “Button Nose, the Sad Little Bear” when he decided to search for his long lost bear. He discovered it on eBay after a search that lasted more than two years. As an adult, she often wondered what had happened to her and finding it was like a dream come true.
Aside from the cute illustrations, her book also has real photos of her family, the bear, and Gina holding her soft and cuddly teddy bear. Gina decided to write the book from Button Nose’s point of view. If a bear had feelings, what she might be thinking or feeling whenever it was sold at a garage sale or antique store is the message she wanted to convey. This is not an unusual point of view for a toy in a story. Young children assume their favorite toys can see, hear, and feel.
Besides writing, Gina is also a book collector. She loves Heidi and Cinderella books and has a good selection of mixed editions. These books take her back to fond memories of her childhood. She had trouble learning to read as a child, and these books helped her find her current interest and passion for reading and writing children’s stories.
Gina has already completed her next children’s book. She has decided to share her version of “Cinderella”, which is quite appropriate since she loves the story. Readers of “Button Nose” will get a sneak peek at “Cinderella,” a two-act play that teachers will especially love. The full-length two-act play on which the book is based is Gina’s first major writing project. A synopsis of the story reads: “When Charles marries Vera, his daughter Ella is treated like a servant. Years later, her only chance to be happy comes from an unexpected source.”
Gina founded Nephthys Publications so that she could one day help other writers get their work published. His advice to new writers is never to give up. If you enjoy heartfelt stories, then you will love “Button Nose The Sad Little Bear.”