Interview with Carroll E. Stewart

How do you approach cover design?
The story dictates what goes on the cover. I pull one significant moment of the story and design around that point of interest.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read on my Kindle, i-phone and Jack...that's my lap top.
Describe your desk
I am laughing, here. The world is my desk.
When I am at home during the cold season, I sit next to the fireplace. Next to my wing back chair there is a white enamel kitchen top table that was popular in the 1940's.
On top of it sits a lovely hand made cherry bookstand that is about 17 inches long and six inches wide. This holds my English Grammar and Composition book, several print-outs on how to do things in Pixelmator, The Ultimate Guide to MacBook and a book about how to use my iPhone. This is also where you can find my Kindle and a basket with a lavender plant in it.
Next to me there is a mega Polish pottery tea cup, a crock jar holding pens and pencils, and my Derwent magical ink pencils that were a gift from Miss Trudy and my phone along with a couple of various pads of paper and a sketch book.
I have a great hand carved wooden lamp that is of a medieval man and woman standing in front of a tower. The lamp is 21 inches, high. It climbs into the heavens at 33 inches with the classical white shade I purchased to go on top of it. And because I am a Libra, I have from the 1940's a white enamel fan scale. The grocery story we went to had one just like it. On it rests a white enamel pie pan where rest three life size wax, candle pears.
In warmer weather, I sit in a tiny bump out alcove with just my lap top and an end table to put my tea cup on.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. I was surrounded by folks who had small town, mid-western values that consisted of work hard, go to church, repeat. Not everyone owned a TV in my very young years, but everyone owned a Bible and all knew the Baptist, Methodist and Assembly of God, pastors. They were mostly good folks who loved their families and their God and tried to be the best they knew how to be in any given circumstanc
When did you first start writing?
I remember writing a story in third grade. I was telling stories to my Barbie and MIdge dolls well before that.
Published 2013-11-13.
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Books by This Author

The Father's Daughter
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 312,420. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In Heaven, I am Wisdom, Father God’s daughter. My Father spoke me into existence. To learn about evil, I was born into a human body and spent time on Earth. There my name was daughter, Miriam, Marta, and slave. Perhaps I was best known as Mary of Magdala. I was five the first time I met Jesus and I became betrothed to Saul of Tarsus. I loved both men...but only one held my heart.