Interview with Adrienne Lewis Dillard

What are you working on next?
For my next publication, I am working on Part 2 of Every Day is Grandparents' Day. I started Part 1 by making a list of over 100 items to include in the book. I stopped at approximately 50 of those for my initial publishing venture.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My grandson is my inspiration/motivation for getting out of bed each day. I look forward to seeing his smiling face and hearing what clever comments he has to make about the day's activities.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, more than likely I am thinking about writing. Aside from that, I have very little free time since I work full-time as a scientific writer. I volunteer as a Cub Scout den leader and I am also very active in my local Toastmasters club.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is interesting. For Every Day is Grandparents' Day, I thought about what I wanted people to glean from the book and I tried to capture that with my cover. This was also my initial foray into drawing a cover.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My preferred e-Reader is my Android tablet. I have had it for several years and I have not had a problem with it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The reason for writing Every Day is Grandparents' Day is two-fold. One: I wanted to capture some of the activities we'd experienced since we first became grandparents and two: I wanted to show other grandparents that we don't have to succumb to what society says our grandchildren should like. Sure, my grandkids like electronics as much as the next kid; however, they also understand that the people in your life are more important than the electronics in your life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My motivation for becoming an indie author was my typical impatience. I did not have the patience to submit my book to numerous publishing houses and wait for a negative response. Also, I was really annoyed that the major publishers are always so quick to publish a book by an actress.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has contributed to my success by giving me the tools needed to publish my ebook.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is seeing it all come to fruition in a book. Second would be the satisfaction I feel because I completed something.
When did you first start writing?
I can't pinpoint exactly when I started writing. I guess I have always written. I remember being in the literary club in high school but I don't remember much prior to that time. This is another reason why I chose to capture my memories in a book. - the memory is fleeting.
Published 2017-12-21.
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Books by This Author

Every Day is Grandparents' Day!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Make it Grandparents' Day every day by enjoying these fun activities with your grandchildren. Play games and activities such as "Battle of Ten" "Park-a-thon" and "Flubba Bubba" or create a soda geyser. Chock full of fun for all ages.