I asked the questions that matter of Kena Sosa! But first, the books: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kindertransport-kena-sosa/1126408869
Kindertransport is a winner of Book Cover Contest for Authors Talk About It website for October/November 2017 and won silver in the chapter book/middle grade category for the Children’s Literary Classics Awards 2018! So very exciting!!
Now, some questions!
Hello, Kena! What’s your favorite sound?
I’m torn on this question. Hearing the words “I love you” is magical. However, if you want it to be only a sound, I would say the sound of a drum moves me. I have played percussion in a variety of formats since middle school-drumline, then taiko drumming, cajon and now hand drums. It is a primal yet enchanting sound and I can’t go long without it.
Drumroll, please! Do you know what your name means? Or who were you named after?
I was named after my paternal grandfather, Ken. They just feminized the name and here I am. However, I have researched it a little, and from what I found it seems to mean born of fire. I think it’s a pretty accurate description.
That name is hot! Favorite drink?
Well, coffee is my drug of choice, but if there is a drink that I would say is an indulgence it would be bubble tea! Chewing your drink is not for everyone but I can’t get enough of it.
I have heard of it but…not sure about that…Do you have an irrational fear?
Yes, I have a fear of flying. I have done it many times, but it petrifies me. One of my coworkers is a flight instructor and has literally taken me under his wing to teach me ground school in the effort to ease my anxiety about it. It holds me back as a wanderlust-driven traveler, so hopefully this works.
Don’t let my name fool you–I have a similar fear! What’s the most marvelous thing you have ever seen with your own eyes?
My sons light me up constantly. When they reach in for a hug and wear a smile ear to ear, there’s nothing like it. They are incredible and enchanting every day. I’m sure most parents feel that way. Outside of motherhood, I will say that this summer, I experienced some of the most amazing moments. One of which was on the bridge of a cargo ship that was bringing me back to the US from Europe. As we approached Charleston, South Carolina it had been raining. By the time we could see land, it was clearing. Plain as day there was a rainbow over Fort Sumter as if welcoming me back home from my journey. That is one I will never forget.
What an enchanting sight! Your life is being narrated! Who is doing the narration?
Well, my hero, Mr. T would narrate my life. He would pity all the fools I’ve ever encountered. I would love to meet him one day!
Love it! If you could add an appendage to your body, what would it be?
If I could have any extra appendage, it would be a prehensile tail to grab things. I’m a busy person so I can use all the help I can get. I can imagine climbing and holding onto tree branches with it too. I’d play pranks on people like tapping their shoulder behind their back with it then looking the other way. Monkey life sounds brilliant to me.
Sounds like fun! Thank you, Kena, for taking this important challenge! Support Kena by checking out the award-winning books and the links below! Feel that tap on your shoulder? That’s just me, telling you to come back next Friday for another author!
Happy reading! 🙂