Interview with Christine Strong

What's the story behind your latest book?
I am currently exploring short story fiction. The theme is the road to self discovery and the ending of of life. It examines the connections between us all, and how those are sometimes overlooked. It is about Carla, a working mother, whom takes the bus to work everyday. She reflects on the ride home about her past, and she is excited her son will be coming for a visit. She does not know there is a surprise awaiting her!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I think this is the best way to connect directly with your audience of readers! It is a personable way to get direct feedback on your projects!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is the experience of sitting down to create and having the characters come to life. Each person has been awaiting their birth in the mind of the writer, sometimes coming from places in our history, and jumping to the page . It is an existential experience that is unmatched, except, perhaps by roller coasters and haunted houses!
What are you working on next?
I am writing a continuation of my short story, "The Ride Home", where all the characters, traveling on the bus, have their own stories to tell. I explore the connections of strangers, and how we have many things in common.
Who are your favorite authors?
They are varied and include poets! Albert Camus, Edgar Allan Poe, Vonnegut, Tolkien, Franz Kafka, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Hunter Thomson, Capote, Sylvia Plath, Salinger, Mary Shelley, Toni Morrison, Huxley, Ken Kesey, William S. Burroughs, Stephen King, Joseph Heller, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Harper Lee.
I am sure this list is incomplete, and can attribute much of my love of writing to William Shakespeare!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The drive to be better, a better mother, a better person, and friend. The fact that life must be lived each day!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mother, student, and photographer!
Published 2015-04-11.
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Books by This Author

The Ride Home
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Mother and son meet fate and destiny, on a "Ride Home" that both will never forget.