Interview with Carol Anita Ryan

Published 2014-07-08.
What is your writing process?
Outline the whole book, outline each chapter. Ask myself how does each plot line relate to the reason for writing the book. So simple, so difficult!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My book is a memoir and being forced to revisit wonderful and painful things was an unexpected gift. I began to understand a lot of things much better!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm glad to be a part of Smashwords. It's a great counterpoint to a certain online retailer!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That is a more complicated question for me these days. I require help. It is a treat to get out in the world--especially the natural world.
What do your fans mean to you?
It is thrilling when I heard people enjoyed, or appreciated the book!
What are you working on next?
Health concerns have slowed my progress. I have several books in mind, but I'm lately only managing blogs!
Who are your favorite authors?
Not being a horror fan, I recently read my first Stephen King novel '11-22-63'. It is brilliant!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, watching TV, or (lately) playing Words With Friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm often ask to review books and I belong to a reading group that selects one/month.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, "Textbook Tibetan". Still like it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
'Black Beauty' was a memorable book. I can still see the cover!
How do you approach cover design?
I hired a pro and gave guidelines. I was happy with his three offerings, but one was terrific.
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Books by This Author

Right Now Is Perfect: A Romance, An Adventure, The Unexpected Thereafter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,060. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Oceania
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It's an adventure in paradise when a mid-life divorcee ditches a career in IT to sail across the South Pacific with her lover and two friends. But there is more!