Interview with Shannon May

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I learned to read at a very young age and I read lots of books that I now have little memory of. The one that had a huge impact was the Hobbit by J.R.Tolkein. I didn't actually like it much but it did inspire me to write.
When did you first start writing?
I always loved writing and from the age of six I was writing my own stories. I still have some of them.
Do you remember the first story you ever published?
Yes. It was for a school magazine about a tramp who died on a park bench. I was so happy when the wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury mentioned in a speech how impressed she was but it.
What is your writing process?
I'm a panster. I have an idea, churn it over in my head for several days and then I start to write.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read books on my ipad. I just love it. I never thought I would be a convert having always loved the feel of a book in my hand but it's just so convenient.
Describe your desk
My desk is just a large piece of wood that sits on two table legs.
What's the story behind your latest book?
LOL... Sorry. I'm not about to give that away.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The world of publishing has changed so much. I became an indie author because it offered me the opportunity to largely write what I want and put it directly in front of the public.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love writing and telling a good story but the greatest joy is when people tell me they've read and enjoyed what I've written.
Published 2015-12-30.
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