Monday, January 26, 2015

Laughing Yoga Frog 8: The Rock Picks The Student

Prayer of the Laughing Yoga Frog

1.     Who is Alex?
Alex is a student in the professor’s class. Although his body is physically restricted, his mind is not. He helps the professor discover the purpose of the laughing yoga frog as well as inspires the book.

2.     How did the professor acquire the frog statue?
The laughing yoga frog came from the Cracker Barrel gift shop, a place the professor likes to go for an egg breakfast. After going back to Cracker Barrel three times in two weeks and pondering if she should buy the frog, she finally decides to get him. He is now the last frog available and 80% off. Score.

3.     Who is Bugger?
Bugger is the new frog statue that the professor’s kids get her as a Christmas present. Bugger has not only a horrible name, but also looks cold, hard, and intimidating, which is far different from the laughing yoga frog. The professor isn’t very fond of the frog that isn’t green and isn’t funny.

4.     What do the students get on exam day?
On exam day the professor brought the yoga frog to class. After explaining the meaning of the frog and getting some questioning glares, the professor gives the students the exam. Once finished the students get to pick a rock (or rather the rock picks them) and take a picture with the professor.

5.     Who is Reggie
Reggie is someone who assists Alex. He started out nice, even took a picture with the professor, but ended up being a bad seed. Reggie steals from Alex without him knowing. Not only breaking the law but Alex’s trust. 

Two Questions for You:
1.     Was your inspiration to write the Prayer of the Laughing Yoga Frog Alex?  And were there any other sources of inspiration?   I love telling stories. After writing Marvin's Book (which made me cry 10,000 times), it was fun writing a happy tale.

2.     How long did it take you to get the book published?  The hardest part of publishing a book is writing it. After that, it's all downhill.