Book Spotlight: Dancing Monkeys in my Soup!

Which five words best describe DANCING MONKEYS IN MY SOUP?
Explorative, Exciting, Enlightening, Enriching, Educational

Can you share one highlight from the book?
The world’s smallest monkeys are dancing in soup!

What is the purpose of this book? The purpose of Dancing Monkeys in My Soup is to: educate, cultivate a joy for reading, and encourage exploration.

Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?

Raising awareness with the hopes of fostering understanding regarding various social issues is the commonality my books share.

Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?

These are difficult questions because writing Dancing Monkeys in My Soup was an amusing experience overall. If I have to pick a character, I will say Jabbar is my favorite. It was a joy to write a character who took his fear or what he didn’t understand to explore. I particularly enjoyed researching the Afro-Peruvian dance styles I was unfamiliar with. There was not a hard part in writing Dancing Monkeys in My Soup. It was all joy! Which I hope projects to my little readers.

Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
One thing most people will be surprised to know about me is that I am a big kid at heart.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I encourage readers to find materials that they like to read. There is no such thing as not liking to read. Only that you haven’t discovered materials that meet your interest. Audiobooks count for reading too! Dancing Monkeys in My Soup will be available in audio, Spanish, e-book, hardcover, and softcover formats. Readers, I thrive off the feedback and would like to hear what you have to say. Connect with me on Facebook or my website: S.F. Hardy the Author or sfhardybooks.com


Reading is a gift that should be shared with everyone! S.F. Hardy has devoted her personal and professional life to passing the infinite joy of reading to all those she encounters. Hardy, is a native Detroiter. She loves all things dance— dancing mostly in her head, rarely aloud.

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