Lulu Junior Author of the Month - Aubree Rodriguez

Lulu Junior Author of the Month - Aubree Rodriguez

By Emma Gutierrez / July 08, 2021

We’ve got an amazing featured author for July! Aubree Rodriguez wrote the story The Fun Beach. Aubree not only shared her story with us but was also able to read and share her book with her class at school! It is awesome to see our author’s get excited about their writing.

AOTM July Aubree Rodriguez

Of note, Aubree wrote her story in the first-person without naming our narrator. Is it Aubree? Is it a fictional character? Who can know?!

Let’s get into The Fun Beach

On a sunny day, her mom asked, “Do you want to go swimming sweetie?” They got all their things and headed to the beach. Our narrator dug into the bag and realized her mom forgot her suit! Her mom asked “do you want me to look in the car for it?” But no luck it wasn’t there!

Aubree Rodriguez book cover

Her mom asked, “Do you want me to call Dad?” Again, no luck! He didn’t answer.

There happened to be a beach stand with bathing suits. Her mom asked, “Want to see it?”

They walked closer and closer and closer to the beach stand and they bought one of the suits! They were finally able to go swimming and ended up having the best day ever!

Aubree’s ending of the story comes with what she wants us all to remember most about her book, which is “that just because things aren’t starting off right that doesn’t mean you can’t still have the best day ever.”

Great advice, Aubree! And thank you so much for sharing your story with our readers! Keep reading to see what Aubree shared with us in her interview! 


Read the Full Interview:

Where did you get your Lulu Junior kit? Who gave it to you?
My mom bought me the Lulu Junior kit for Christmas. 

Where did you get your idea for your story?
I got the idea from my head. Because it was always my dream to write a book. 

How does it feel to be a published author?
It makes me feel so happy and proud of myself. 

What's the one piece of advice you'd share with another young writer?
You can write any book you want and to not be afraid to start. 

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like to spend time with my family and making crafts and playing basketball. 

Do you prefer writing or illustrating? Why?
I prefer writing because I find writing more fun. 

What's one of your favorite books?
I think my book is my favorite to read. But I also like my mom's book “I’ll Meet You at the Rainbow” as well as the book “Cordelia”. 

How do you like to set up your writing/drawing space?
I like to keep it organized so it’s nice and clean and I can find everything I need. 

What inspires you to write or draw?
When I wrote my first book it inspired me to want to keep writing. 

What do you want people to remember about your book?
That just because things aren’t starting off right that doesn’t mean you can’t still have the best day ever.