Interview with Author Gin Noon Spaulding – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Gin Noon Spaulding

Gin Noon Spaulding is an author, teacher, speaker, and mom who helps families and organizations gain understanding, learn tools of accommodation, and find true acceptance for children with sensory issues. By her doing so, the child, family, and organization can excel aside from their differences. 

Mrs. Spaulding is originally from Tullahoma,Tennessee, where she began her love for writing. It all started when she would listen to wonderful, funny, enchanting stories told to her from family members, especially her mother. Mrs. Spaulding was recruited to teach school in Louisville, KY, and she has called it her home for the last 29 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Louisville. Mrs. Spaulding retired from Jefferson County Public Schools in 2018 and has found her true passion…professional writing! 

When Mrs. Spaulding is not writing, she likes to volunteer [to feed the homeless with two organizations: her church’s Salvation Army Ministry and Keep Louisville Warm, with her child’s charity that makes blankets for the homeless – Blankets of Hope by Maleah and Friends, with her sorority – Delta Sigma Theta, in the community, at her child’s school (duPont Manual High School), and at her church as an usher – Bates Memorial Baptist Church)], travel, shop, work out at the Southeast YMCA, meet new people, and spend time with her husband of 19 years, Larry, and their whiz-kid daughter, Maleah “Li-Li” Spaulding (the star of The Adventures of Li-Li series).

Tell me more about your latest book

The fourth book in The Adventures of Li-Li series is No Kiss-No Hug. It is about Li-Li’s sensory issue to touch. Even though she loves many things like watching Dora, playing with her dog, reading lots of books, Pops’s piggyback rides, and being with her family, she really doesn’t like- KISSES and HUGS! Li-Li dislikes them more than anything! She and her family travel to Tullahoma, TN to visit her mema and pops, who LOVE kisses and hugs more than Christmas and birthdays! Even with her speech delay and sensory issues, Li-Li has to find a way to communicate her feelings WITHOUT having a Li-Li Letdown!

Did you ever have a rough patch in writing?

Since my children’s book series is about my daughter, I haven’t had any difficulty actually writing these stories so far. However, Li-Li didn’t have every sensory issue, so some of the stories will be created based on my friends’ children who also had sensory issues.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I always start by writing my book with illustration notes. Then, I reread the book, leave the book for a few days, and then read the book again to make sure everything flows and makes sense. Once I am satisfied with the flow of the book, I ask my Beta Reader friends to read the book. I also ask them to offer any suggestions. I will then contact my illustrator to begin drawing illustrations. Next, I will have the book professionally edited. After that is done, I will contact my publisher. Lastly, I will upload my book onto Kindle, Ingram Sparks, etc.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?

No…I view writing as a way of telling my stories to the world to uplift, heal, help, inspire, or console.

How many books have you written so far?

I have four books in my children’s book series:  A Miracle at Bates Memorial, Picture Perfect – NOT, Jump-O-Ween, and No Kiss-No Hug

What’s the best way to market your books?

I’m no expert, as I am still learning myself. I would say the following:  word of mouth, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, a blog (which is something I need to start), Linked – IN, and Pinterest.

You don’t have to be a writer in order to be an author – how true is that?

One doesn’t have to know all the grammar rules to be a writer; however, she needs to be a good story teller. An author can always hire people to help him/her with all the grammatical elements. 

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Aspiring writers should just write, and write, and write some more! Whatever your story is, get it out. If you decide that you’d like to publish your work, learn all you can about publishing.

Visit Author Gin N Spauld book links:-





Amazon: A Miracle at Bates Memorial-

Picture Perfect- NOT:


No Kiss-No Hug:

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