Interview with Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

What's the story behind your latest book?
Over a year ago, I realized that many young women lacked the connection to older women. They did not have the opportunity to sit and talk to or listen to their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and old friends sharing life's experience and wisdom. Women seldom gather around the kitchen table or quilting frame as they did in the past. Therefore, I wanted to offer today's young women an opportunity to virtually return to the circle...to find wisdom from women of the past as well as women today.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was motivated to become an indie author by the need to have what I had written available to women now, not years from now...or never. Being an indie author gives me that freedom.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to connect to a vast audience of women from around the globe. Doesn't get much better!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is when something I have written touches someone, whether to inspire, educate, enlighten or entertain. Knowing that they got something from my writing is such a gift!
What are you working on next?
I am working on another poetry book, a novella and a children's book.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What inspires me to get out of bed each day is the knowledge that I am here on this plane of existence to make a difference. If I wake up, then my job isn't done. There are more lines to write, more hearts to touch, more love to give!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I teach, garden and enjoy being with my grandchildren.
Published 2014-01-01.
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Books by This Author

Returning to the Circle: Inspirational Wisdom from Women for Women
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
This book is for teens and young women with quotes and stories to inspire, educate, and affirm who you are. The book is broken up into your first day, followed by 4 weeks and then your last day - 30 days in all. Along with quotes and affirmations by famous women, there are stories - true stories - by real women, who have faced difficulties, obstacles and pain.