Interview with Stacey Mansfield

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I honestly prefer paper, but my library is kind of overflowing the bookshelves, so I've swapped to e-reading. I don't have an e-reader, but I have a smart phone. The bonus there is that I can use multiple platforms (Kindle, Kobo, etc) so I'm not limited.
What book had the most impact on you?
I don't think I can choose just one. I was thrilled with L M Montgomery's The Blue Castle, something about the girl who had always been bullied standing up for herself and saying what she really thought was very empowering to me. I've also really been enthralled with the works of Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Brontë, J R R Tolkien, C S Lewis, J K Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Brandon Mull, and so many others. My favourite books whisk me away into fantasy and use adventure to tell the deep truths of growing up, learning who we are on the inside, and finding peace with ourselves.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently working on a book of poetry. I started writing poems exploring the more classic forms of poetry and I thought it would be fun to put it out as a book.
Why do you write?
I started to really write in order to process the world around me. I've always suffered from high levels of anxiety and depression. Writing helps me cope and helps me find meaning in life's process.
Published 2017-10-06.
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