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ZacK BUSH

Daddy’s Day Q&A by Ace and Ava Q: Daddy, Why did you write this book for me and Ava? A: That’s a great question! I wrote this book for you and Ava because when both of you were born, my heart exploded. It was unlike any other feeling I had ever felt. I did my very best to capture the feelings in my heart and bring them to life with Made for Me.

Q: What is the best part of being daddy? A: The best part of being a dad, is being YOUR dad! Watching you and Ava each and every day is the source of my greatest joy. Watching you both grow, laugh, learn, and love is unlike anything else. You and Ava (and Mommy, too) make being a daddy so incredibly special.

Q: Did your dreams change when you became a dad? A: They certainly did! My dreams now are ALL about you and Ava (and Mommy, of course). My worries, too. We used to just say our blessing at night for mommy and daddy—but now our prayers are so much more important because of you and Ava.

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Bush decided to write his book in rhyme. “Those are my favorite books to read at night, especially when children are very young,” he says. “I noticed that my children seemed to be more engaged with books that rhymed.” Made for Me was originally released in 2018 and released in a second format, a board book, earlier this year. Bush is currently working on two more books. “They’re also born from love,” he says. “I write the best when I’m moved by emotion. The hardest challenge for me was taking the emotion in my heart and finding the right words to match that.” Soon after its release, Made for Me became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. Bush says he never dreamed that it would sell as many copies as it has or be so wellreceived. He enjoys getting feedback from readers, regularly checking his Amazon review page and Facebook page. “I read every single review,” he says. “I respond to every Facebook message. I love to hear the reactions from people. I love to hear things like ‘My husband cried when he read this book.’ This has been a labor of true love for me. To see my book resonating with people from all over keeps me smiling from the inside out.” To find out more about Zack Bush and Made for Me, visit facebook.com/MadeForMeBook or Instagram @ZackBush1.

Q: How do you make time to do everything you do? A: Balance is key. Luckily, Daddy is very efficient (at least I try to be). It is very important to separate work and family. While both are very important, I always find the time in a day for the people that I love most: you, Ava and Mommy. Without the three of you, nothing else matters.

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