1. What inspired your book? Or, how did you become involved and interested in the subject of your book?
I have always wanted to write a book concerning happenings in my life. But a tree outside the window of my Dad’s house inspired me to start writing my book. The leaves were so beautiful! My Dad said it was a Linden Tree.
2. What was it like to self-publish a book? Any advice for other writers considering self-publishing?
English, grammar & writing were all subjects that I was good at in school. So, I edited my book myself. But, if these weren’t your best subjects be prepared to pay someone to edit your book.
3. What is your favorite and least favorite thing about writing a book?
I enjoy thinking of the ideas, writing and putting it together – the actual writing of the book. My least favorite is promoting or marketing. There is much for me to learn about this.
4. Share with us an interesting or fun fact about your book.
After writing “Memories Under the Linden Tree”, I remembered more memories and I learned information about myself and my family that I didn’t know.
5. Do you have plans to write another book?
Eventually. I have some ideas for other books. Just not ready to write, yet.
6. Do you have a favorite author that you feel was influential to your work or in your desire to be a writer?
Frank Peretti who wrote “Piercing the Darkness.” It inspired me because it intermingled the natural with the supernatural in a positive way. And it was about spiritual warfare.
7. What book are you currently reading?
“The Immortal Irishman” by Timothy Egan. Historical account of an Irish Revolutionary who became an American hero.
8. What is your favorite Library memory?
When I was in about 5th grade, a Bookmobile would come to the town hall near my home. It was summertime and we would walk down there and get a book and see the neighbor kids.