POSTED: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 11:26pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 5:49pm
Tyler TX (KETK) — Marvin Mayer is part of the East Texas Writer's Guild, very involved in his church and an active member in the Tyler community.
He also is a successful author of three children's books.
Coming from a career of money, to a retired life of writing, we ask him where his inspiration for children's books comes from.
"I guess it comes from me waiting to grow up. I wanted to write to my intelligence level and I think I've already been surpassed by my readers," said Mayer.
His inspiration also comes from his biggest cheerleader, his wife.
"When I retired, one of the first things she did was hand me an application to the Institute for Children's Literature and she said honey I'm delighted your retiring but I don't do lunch."
Mayer writes each of his books with an educational message and engulfs it with values he's learned throughout his life.
His first book, "Sammy Squirrel and the Sunflower Seeds", tells kids too listen to their parents.
His second book, "Ferdinand Frog's Flight", about a frog wanting to fly is:
"The grass isn't always greener on the other side and be careful what you ask for because you just might get it."
And his third book, "The Day X Ran Away", is about self-esteem.
Mayer also reads to the children at North Tyler Day Care Center every Tuesday.
Director Betty Edwards says the kids love to see him every week.
"He has made an impact on the lives of the children that we serve here at the daycare center."
Link to Marvin Mayer's Website: www.kidsbooksbymarvin.com