Interview with Semara Moffitt, Author of Marissa's Scrunchie Collection

Sept. 6, 2020

It was my privilege to invite Author Semara Moffitt for an interview to discuss her latest book Marissa's Scrunchie Collection and the inspiration behind it. Enjoy! 

What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
Marissa owns a pink dresser full of many different scrunchies of many different shapes and sizes; shiny, patterned, sparkly. Picture day is coming up at school and Marissa can not seem to find the perfect scrunchie that compliments her Picture day outfit this forces Marissa to wear a completely different hairstyle something she has never done before. She soon realizes that no matter what anyone says about her she doesn't need to wear a scrunchie to look beautiful.

My Daughter was my biggest inspiration. As a first-time parent, I wanted a book that showcased, diversity, and empowerment for children.

Who is your target audience, and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
My target Audience is definitely parents of little girls, who want to teach their kids empowerment, and that it’s OK to be different even if someone else doesn’t approve of it.

What message do you wish to pass across to your readers with this book?
The power of acceptance. And that it’s OK to be different or look different you are unique and special in your own way.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
The hardest thing was putting together illustrations that were both colorful, appealing and showcased a good range of diversity.

As a writer, is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
Yes, I’ve learned to except my self even more as i improve my writing as a children’s book Author.

For your own reading, do you prefer eBooks or traditional paper/hard back books, and why?  
I prefer eBooks. There more lightweight and easier on the go reads.

What is your niche genre, and if you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
Children’s books are my Niche. I would love to experiment one day with Fantasy/ Sci-fi-fiction books.

What books and authors have most influenced you?
Mostly children’s books!!!! I’m Enough by Grace Byers is a book that has inspired me to write its such a great example of children empowerment.

Is there anything you'd like readers to know about you?
Yes, I love children’s books and appreciate all the support 😊

Do you have any more books in the works?
Yes, I have a Christmas book that I’m working on. I cannot wait to share it with the world.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I read every single book review. Any bad book reviews that I receive I use as a learning experience for future books.

How can readers get in touch with or follow you (website, personal blog, social media handle, Goodreads)?
My website is
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Any additional comments?

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Semara was born and raised in Wisconsin. She currently lives in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. Semara is also a loving mother of Marissa, who has inspired her to write children’s books.

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