Interview with Noorie Hammond

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kimberley South Africa under the draconian government of "Apartheid" before the democratic government came into place during the Presidency of Nelson Mandela.

This influenced my life and greatly impacted on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I always had a passion for writing since my school days and later entered my stories in various competitions. My poetry book which was published by a U.K. publisher only stayed on the shelves of bookstores for a day before being removed by the apartheid government as it was perceived to be politically motivated against the government of the day. It was truly only poems of love.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book "Letters from my Heart" was written shortly after the death of my husband and reflects the power of true love,... a love found during the dark days of "apartheid" in South Africa which was not permitted by a law that prohibited relationships and marriage across the "color line". However my story reflects the resilience of the human spirit in times of tragedy and loss and attempting to understand it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it possible for my story to reach the world at large.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, it is a means of uplifting my spirit and drawing closer to the meaning of life as we see it.
What are you working on next?
I am in the process of writing a novel based on life's experiences. I find that no matter where you are everything is the same and that humanity is but a single community. That readers will be able to identify with more or less the same experiences.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The beauty of the rising sun and the breaking of dawn.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I walk, laugh and play and drink up the beauty of nature.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes it was "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott and as a young girl it brought to me how the everyday things in life could be unique.
Describe your desk
My desk is anywhere I happen to be as I use my laptop.
Published 2016-12-14.
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Books by This Author

Letters From My Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
Time may fade memories and bring healing to a broken heart but true love never fades. A woman’s journey.....A story of love, loss, endurance faith and hope.