Interview with Sandra Shrewsbury

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Raising my two wonderful granddaughters. I have a full schedule most of the time with taking care of them , writing and helping other authors promote. I love every minute of it tough.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the time i find them on Facebook. Authors will post their links and i check them out.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was a short story about a little girl and her favorite boots.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes it was In the Shadows by H.R Hyacinth. It had a'lot of impact on me writing my own novel.
How do you approach cover design?
I found a wonderful person who does great covers, Kay's Kreations. She is easy to work with and her prices are reasonable.I wanted something that would stand out.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love to read anything that catches my interest.I don't have a favorite genre.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I would rather read a book in paperback but i also enjoy my kindle when i am traveling.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Baltimore Maryland, It really didn't have an effect on my writing. I didn't start writing until last year. i would have to say my adult life is what had an impact on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in a journal when i was younger but didn't really take it seriously until last year.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am working on part two of my first book. The cover reveal will be tomorrow March 7th It will be titled Aftermath Of An Addiction. The abuse of drugs affects one’s life more than one knows…
Not only does it ruin lives, it breaks hearts. The hearts of loved ones that stand by you day by day, trying to offer you the support that you need to put the pieces of the puzzle of life back together.
But some people don’t fit that last piece in the empty slot that the drugs have created. My mother left that slot empty and was never the same. But her story has already been told… This is my story.
This is the Aftermath of an Addiction.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My friend and fellow author Genevieve Scholl. She told me over and over again that i needed to write my story and she was right. She has been there for me through this journey and i couldn't ask for a better friend.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am new to smashwords but everyone has told me it is the best way to go.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me! With out them i would be nothing. I love each and everyone of my friends, i don't call them fans. They are more to me then just fans, i try to talk to each and everyone of them personally.
What are you working on next?
I will be working on my first YA book Spirit Riders coming out this Fall.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many i would be answering this question all day. I will say that V.C Andrews and Steven King are on the top of my list.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That's easy! My granddaughters
Describe your desk
It is in a cozy place in my home with all my paperwork all over it. I have to get organized better but i can find everything that i need so i guess this system works for me.
What is your writing process?
Most of my writing gets done at night or during the day when the girls are at school.I get a cup of coffee and i am ready to write away the day.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read different genre and i get pleasure from all of them.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I would have to say many different ones because every technique has had an outcome. I use the internet for a'lot of my marketing.You can find so many people on here. i also sell locally and it really has been picking up lately.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get joy out of everything i write because i love too write.
Published 2014-03-06.
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Books by This Author

Outside the Addiction: A Mother's Story
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 35,500. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Susan’s daughter, Tina, has been acting strange. She has always been a very calm child, then one day she began acting out in anger. Her mother is worried it may be drugs. In her attempt to find out what is going on with her daughter, Susan finds out more than she can bargain for. Susan’s life changes and not for the better, she is faced with a demon that she can’t control.