Interview with John Choquette, local author in North Carolina

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Carolina Blogging is honored to have a local author speak at our upcoming meet & greet in Tabor City, NC. We would like to formally introduce you to our speaker, John Choquette of Pumpernickel Art.

Carolina Blogging will host the first blogger meet & greet of 2017 at the Grapefull Sisters Vineyard in Tabor City, NC. Our cause is to focus on literacy and in addition to hearing from a local author we will be collecting gently used books for the Little Free Library on Wanda.


What is your name?

John Choquette

What is your business name?

Pumpernickel Art

Tell us a bit about yourself as a brief introduction to our readers.

Growing up, I always loved to read. There was just something incredible about the way words on a page could come to life. Early on, I knew it wasn’t just something I enjoyed. It was something I had to be a part of. I had to tell stories. That led me to study journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and it’s what inspired me to release Burlwood Forest in 2014. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of over 55 different events, from school visits to book festivals, traveling up and down the Southeast and speaking anywhere I can. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with a lot of amazing people, and it’s because of their efforts that Burlwood Forest is now available to almost 6 million people across the United States and Canada in over 220 library branches. I don’t think my path has been typical though. Since I started writing Burlwood Forest, I’ve held over 28 positions, working part-time, full-time and on a contract basis for many different sports and community organizations. I’m thankful for all of the opportunities that I’ve had and look forward to sharing Burlwood Forest, Through the Woods (BF #2) and Many Fields (BF#3) with your readers.

What products are new for you and your readers?

The Burlwood Forest series is something that’s extremely close to my heart. I always knew that I wanted to be an author, but when you’re self-published, everything is a passion project. Burlwood Forest, Through the Woods (BF#2) and Many Fields (BF#3) are not just books, they’re an adventure. By combining the humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with the epic scale of books like Harry Potter, I hope I’ve been capture the imagination of readers and non-readers alike. I would love to share my series with your audience because I’m confident that they will enjoy this story that’s unlike any other they’ve ever seen.

What events will you be attending in the future?

Right now, I have a few different events in the works, but I’m happy to announce that I’ll be holding a writing workshop at Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm. They’ve been a great partner since last year, and I can’t wait to interact with their growing community. To stay up-to-date on all of my events, visit


This concludes our interview with John Choquette, Author of Burlwood Forest, Through the Woods and Many Fields. John will be speaking to members of Carolina Blogging about his business, trials as a new author and business owner in North Carolina and his inspiration for writing.

For more information about the meet & greet scheduled in February, click here.

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