We are excited to announce the forthcoming release of our latest children's book, 'Tom the Young Wolf,' written by Sebastian Stamate. This beautiful adventure story of bravery, friendship, and loss, is the perfect choice for kids with big imaginations. Not only does this story entertain its readers with thrilling crusades and hilarious characters, 'Tom the Young Wolf' teaches children about deforestation and the importance of caring for animals and respecting their habitats.
We caught up with Sebastian to discuss his top tips for handling writer's block, his favourite Author, and the character in his book that he holds closest to his heart.
Illustration and Book Design by: Happydesigner
You can connect with Sebastian in the links below:
YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCONwViIrFfx-LPIe6nzavyw
Facebook page: @fsstamate
Facebook Group: Fanica S. Stamate Author
What inspired me to start writing?
I’ve had no inspiration to start writing, writing is something I’ve felt that I should be doing. In school my writing style has always been appreciated, my imagination knows no bounds and it all led to me making time to start writing and pursuing this passion.
What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out?
Be relentless in the pursuit of writing, it will be the most draining mental act you can engage in. When you write, you are a creator, you decide what happens, how it happens and when it happens. The end of the journey is euphoric indeed.
How do you handle writers block?
To avoid coming across a block I always take time away from the book and engage in daily life and not think about my story. Having a bountiful imagination is the best tool against any block. Do not be afraid to explore other routes throughout the story as you progress, they might change your story however the end will yield the same results as long as you keep track of your intended aim.
What is the most surprising thing that you discovered while writing your book(s)?
Staying neutral, allowing for the story to unfold naturally to reach its conclusion.
Where do I get my inspiration?
From my imagination and the world around. Best thing to do is let your mind run wild, just remember where you want to go and from where you started. Taking an occasional break also helps with giving me the strength to continue, even if the task at hand can seem tedious in its pursuit to reach completion.
Where can readers find out more about me and my books?
Social media, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube channel, TikTok. I plan to have weekly and monthly podcasts in order to answer questions from my readers.
Character that holds a special place in my heart?
Tom’s father the Alpha wolf of the pack, holds a special place in my heart as he is focused and determined to protect his family and holds strong morals which are taught to Tom as the story unfolds.
What was the inspiration for the story?
The story is inspired by the ability to want to educate the next generation about current real life issues by engaging the children in a really fun story.
What is the key theme and / or message in the book?
By working together we can teach and educate the next generation about problems that exist in the present. Lessons of friendship, overcoming bullying, family values and the importance of setting aside differences in order to achieve a common objective.
Who is my favourite author and why?
Jordan B. Peterson is my favourite author, a clinical psychologist born in Canada. As a clinical psychologist Jordan B. Paterson is ahead of his time and this is something I greatly appreciate having the opportunity to be able to learn from and or engage with an individual whom is enlightened.
What I am reading now?
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
Do not be afraid to fail, failure is the path to success. - Fanica Sebastian Stamate
Favourite artist and favourite song?
Eminem is my favourite artist, I appreciate most of his songs I do not hold a favourite. If I had to choose a song right now, it would be: Till I Collapse
What is the best part of the day?
The best part of the day is when I am able to write.
What do I like to do when I am not writing?
Besides work and writing I try to engage with my family as much as possible and do things together as often as possible.