Interview with Shirley Robertson

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was third or fourth grade. I wrote a story about our heater getting stuck. The kids were so interested in hearing all about it. That's what got me started.
What is your writing process?
I hear or see something that sparks an idea. Then I write it down quick before I forget, then work on it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Well, it wasn't the first story I ever read, but the first novel that really had a huge impact on me was To Kill a Mockingbird. I wanted to write like that.
How do you approach cover design?
Very simply. From a photo.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Well, the aforementioned To Kill a Mockingbird - just really admire the writing. The Snowstorm. That was an earlier book read as a child. Great story. I'm a big fan of children's books. Charlotte's Web is another great one. I also like classics - Jane Austen, Mark Twain.
What do you read for pleasure?
Currently, I'm re-reading Cheaper by the Dozen. I love humor and large families ! Another great book !
Describe your desk
I'm just as likely to write on the bed or in the car.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer real books.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since childhood.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
That's one of my bucket list goals. One of those things you just have to do.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It's made it possible for me to publish my first book. Incredible opportunity !
Published 2014-01-30.
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Books by This Author

The Old-Fashioned Book of Rhymes
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
19 short poems, some serious and some whimsical, all with one thing in common: they rhyme!
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
A book of short verse and haiku