Author Interview – Michael Judkins – Hey Charlie, You’re Next – picture book

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Hey Charlie, You’re Next!  by Michael B. Judkins
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 30 pages
GenreChildren’s Fiction, Children’s Stories
Publisher: Oct14 Entertainment
Publication Date: August 2020
Content Rating: G: No bad language or explicit content

Book Description:

Charlie finds himself in the midst of bullying on Basketball day at school and is unsure of how to speak up for himself. With a little bit of advice from his teacher and some hope, there is nothing that can tear him down.

Hey Charlie, You’re Next offers readers a compelling story about overcoming negativity and gaining self confidence. It is the first book in the Hey Charlie series by Michael Judkins. Stay tune for
the next books!

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Meet the Author – Michael B. Judkins:

Michael B. Judkins, is a local creative residing in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. He holds an Associate in Science in Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with over 20 years in the field of Human Services.

Michael self-published his first poetry collection titled, “Introduction to Sentimental Me”. After the release of this collection, Michael was signed to Aois 21 Media publishing house which published his second poetry collection released title, “Interlude to Sentimental Me.” In addition, to the “I Stand- Podcast” and “Interlude to Sentimental Book Tour (Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C, Bethlehem Pa, and Allentown, PA) which also included a virtual book tour (blog sites).

During this time, Michael started his independent film career in 2016, as a script supervisor on a short film produced in the Lehigh Valley area of PA. This project opened the door for Michael in the local film industry in the Lehigh Valley. After this, Michael worked on several film projects throughout the next few years as production manager, production assistant, Key Grip, and Producer. Michael also has written, produced, and directed his first stage play titled, “Interlude to Sentimental Me Stage Play.”

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 An Interview with Michael

When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

In 2015 when I started writing my first poetry collection and was ready to be vulnerable with my

When you are not writing, what other hats do you wear? What do you do for fun?

I love playing with my dog Coach and my growing family. I love music and surfing the internet. And, I love traveling and going to places such as eateries, parks, and retail stores.

What is your favorite genre to read? Drama. What about that genre draws you?

I like the stories of real-life or not. I refer to myself as narrative writing so stories that capture that drama do it for me.

What is your vacation destination?

Right now, London, UK. I recently traveled there in May 2022 and fell in love. Why? The history, diversity, open culture, and being different.

Who did you have in mind as you wrote the book?

The boy or girl that got pushed aside in the gym or the lunch line. The boy or girl that thought you had to be popular by doing bad things to get attention. And for the boy or girl that hides their voice and needs a mentor to bring it out to shine.

As a former K-12 school librarian I have to ask – what is your favorite children’s book?

The Cat in the Hat to this day.

What advice would you give to a child or teen who wants to be a writer?

Learn to be kind to your writing and ideas. Let them grow into whatever they want to be. And, not be intimidated by what you’re writing. Keep writing.

Tour Schedule:

June 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
June 21 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 21 – My Reading Getaway – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 22 – Sandra’s Book Club – book spotlight
June 23 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight / author interview
June 23 – Amy’s Booket List – book spotlight / giveaway
June 23 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 24 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book spotlight
June 27 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 28 – Book Zone Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 28 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 29 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
June 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
June 30 – Character Madness and Musing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 30 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 1 – Chit Chat with Charity – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway


Enter the Giveaway:

$25 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of the author of HEY, CHARLIE, YOU’RE NEXT (1 winner) (USA only) (ends July 8)

HEY, CHARLIE, YOU’RE NEXT Book Tour Giveaway


  1. Hey Charlie You’re Next sounds like a great children’s book that I want to share with the grandkids, Michael! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

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  2. Thank you for sharing the author’s bio and book details, this sounds like a wonderful story to share with my grandchildren

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