Jefferson Mom and 8-Year-Old Son Join Ranks of Literary Authors with Release of New Children's Book

A boy's innocent question to his mother led to a teachable moment—and a new book on the market.

The book by Roxie Warner and Hunter Warner is now on sale. Credit: Facebook
The book by Roxie Warner and Hunter Warner is now on sale. Credit: Facebook
A Jefferson Township mother and son are striking out together to take on the world of children's literature. "Mama, Mama, What Will I Be?," by co-authors Roxie Warner and Hunter Warner was released Tuesday.

Warner envisioned the idea of the book when her boy was in kindergarten and asked his mother a fateful question. Warner, 33, reportedly saw the query as a teaching moment, and before long, she and Hunter were compiling a list of possible careers for every letter of the alphabet. The boy found X, Y and Z the most difficult to find, but they ultimately became x-ray technician, yardkeeper and zookeeper, the article said.

Finding a publisher took until June 2013, when Mascot Books contacted Warner. Mascot is a collaborative publisher that shares costs with the author; in this case, the company paid for marketing the book to companies, printing and distribution and Warner covered $4,000 in costs, including hiring an illustrator.

The book was released officially for sale Tuesday. It's available at Sparta Books and online at Amazon.com and Mascot Books, the article said. Mother and son are also going to visit area schools and libraries. The book also has its own Facebook page.


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