Interview with Sheila Golding

What's the story behind your latest book?
Witch Island is the first in a series of six stories about Teeny Tiny Witch who lives on Witch Island. It is about how Teeny Tiny Witch wants to pass her exams but she's not very good with spells. Something goes wrong and the girl she changed into a frog stays that way. Sent home, her mother does her best to help her learn her spell casting and Teeny Tiny is determined to do it right next time.
The big day arrives and she has high hopes, but when she learns the head mistress will be her model, Teeny Tiny is very nervous. And when it goes wrong, and she is expelled, what will the Icy Witch Queen do?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom to make my story be the way i want it to be, and use an illustrator of my choosing. It's a business that's hard to break into using traditional publishers, especially without an agent. This was my best chance and I took it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that what I've written gives enjoyment to others.
What are you working on next?
The second book in the Witch Island series, The Terrible Wizard.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family; I have six children and seven grandchildren; they keep me busy and happy, and I am inspired to write for my grandchildren who love that I write stories of my own which thrills them no end. To extend this offering of tales for other children to read and enjoy delights me and is all the encouragement I need to keep at it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My family keeps me busy, and my two dogs as well. Rare is the day some personal family adventure doesn't keep me on my toes; and laughing at the latest antics is sure to be the highlight of my day.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing twelve years ago, poetry and stories, Most are humorous and written mainly for children.
Published 2015-10-04.
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Books by This Author

Witch Island
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by Jerriann Law. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
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Teeny Tiny Witch is a little witch who lives on Witch Island and loves to wear red, but she has trouble with spells. This gets her into trouble. Illustrated by Jerriann Law. We are offering Witch Island at this half-price amount through the holiday season; please get your copy before it goes back up, thank you.