Houston, TX, February 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Glenn Banks DDS is excited to announce the publication of his first book "The Boy that Wanted Clean Teeth." The book is available in 16 languages and multiple online retailers.
Dr. Glenn Banks DDS grew up in Southern California, and is the youngest of 9 children. He attended undergrad at Brigham Young University-Hawaii with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr Banks is a member of the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Interview with the author:
So why did you choose to write this book?
"I think a lot of people that have dreams of becoming an author but for whatever reason have not fulfilled that desire. The incident that inspired me to actually start writing was one time I visited my sister and read a children's book to my niece. During that book and reading the jokes, I thought to myself I could do a book at least as good as this."
How did you choose the topic for the book?
"I am a dentist, and I see lots of children that don’t brush adequately. I am hoping that this book may help get more people brushing for two minutes two time a day (#2min2x)"
Is there anything special about the characters?
"The main character has the same name as my nephew Aiden. Then the other character I had the illustrator Violeta Honasan use my likeness. I think she did an excellent job with the images and my likeness."
How did you choose which languages to have the book translated into?
"Initially, I picked the most commonly used languages to translate. Later, I try to expand the language sets for the book. I have a long time Mongolian friend and I asked him to translate the book into Mongolian because of the friendship. It turns out that my book is the only Mongolian language children's book available on Amazon. In the future, I would also like to have the book translated into other more obscure languages. Especially, I'd like to find a translator for Hawaiian, if possible, since I lived in Hawaii for a few years."
Do you plan to write anymore books?
"Yes, I am strictly focusing on children's books and right now I am hoping to have a new book out every one to two years. I have several ideas and currently they have the same dental theme."
What do you do in your spare time?
"I try to read at least one book a month, and keep track/rate on goodreads. I also am a gardener, trying to grow edible fruits. I also do guerrilla gardening, or try to plant fruiting trees in fields that I hope to visit later and harvest. I have also located a few areas that have abundant dewberry and grapes that grow wild for harvesting."