Interview with Shaelin Ferra

When did you first start writing?
It was shortly after I learned to hold a pencil, I believe.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sleeping - being able to close my eyes at night and not having a mental fight with the voices in my head as to what I should truly be doing at that moment.
What are you working on next?
Fantasy...I mean who does love a good fantasy story now and then.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many. How can I pick just a few? There's the classics of course: Austen, Doyle, Dickens, Bronte - even further back: Shakespeare, Homer. There's also the likes of Milton, More, Silverstein, and Dr. Suess of course. Of course there are several authors today that are wonderful too: Evanovich, Charlaine Harris, Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle/Amanda Quick, J.K. Rowling...and many more
Honestly I love to read, I love indie authors I love to see that there are other people out there like me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alarm clock...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a mom of three...do I honestly need to explain more?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes...well sort of - my parents have it with the award it won in a file - I was in first grade.
What is your writing process?
Write until the voices quiet down. I wrote a 67,000+ story in three days because I was compelled by the voices - similar to Whoopi in Ghost - but in my head they play out the scenes I need to write; then cause destruction and mayhem if I do not.
How do you approach cover design?
The same way I approach the clothes I'm going to wear that day - with a lot of sighing and huffing and at least ten different trials.
What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure, it's fantasy/romance/comedies preferably all in one book.
Published 2013-12-09.
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