I started writing poetry at a very young age. After beginning the drug/alcohol recovery process I considered writing a memoir about my experiences.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My memoir consists of my experiences throughout my life which include sexual abuse, addictions and mental illness.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing has been very therapeutic for me. it allows me to get my emotions out on paper.
What are you working on next?
I am considering a second memoir detailing my healing process, and the issues around suppressed emotions.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read memoirs of other authors. I like to read how they managed to overcome their obstacles in life.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans give me strength and incentive to carry on with my healing. They allow me to feel "a part of" something.
What made you decide to write your book now?
I reached a point in life where the memories were haunting me constantly. I had to write the book in order to release them from my mind. It helped me tremendously to have them out of my head and on paper. They don't haunt me as much since the book has been published.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search stores and websites online for memoirs that appeal to me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a story in grade school called "My Life As A Pop Can" LOL
Describe your desk
My desk is cluttered with bits of paper with notes on them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I sent my book to a publisher and discovered they charge a large amount of money to edit and publish the book. It was something I could not afford. I was referred to www.createspace.com where I was able to publish for free.
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