Interview with C. F. Sheeler

What do you read for pleasure?
I am reading V. C. Andrews' 'Dollangangers' series. She is one of my favorite writers. I am also reading the Oz series.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Paperwhite
Describe your desk
I have a HP desktop with papers and CDs and DVDs in every cabinet. The desk itself has lots of papers with notes everywhere. Beside the desk is a printer with a laptop on top of the printer.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Pennsylvania but grow up in different towns in Alabama. A lot of my writing take place in small towns.
When did you first start writing?
Around the age 13. I would turn my comic books into plays.
What's the story behind your latest book?
In small towns there are secreats that everybody knows about, but no one ever takes about except in whispers. I wanted to capture this under belly of small town life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Wanted to get publish and indie authors seem to have more freedom with what they write about.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They put my name out there.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing my characters succeed.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything.
What are you working on next?
A novella about a woman in a funeral home.
Who are your favorite authors?
William S. Burroughs, V. C. Andrews, Charles Bukowski, Truman Capote,
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When does someone not write? If I am not writing I am thinking about writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
A short story about a Jewish woman who was dying and wanted to dance with her husband one last time.
What is your writing process?
I start off with an idea, work it through in my mind a lot, do a lot of other things like yard work, then write what I have work out in my mind and it becomes a completely different story then what i had in mind.
Published 2014-06-12.
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Books by This Author

The Creature in the Laundry Room
Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Eustace and Emily were just settling down for a quiet night of watching an old movie and eating pizza. However, an uninvited visitor had other ideas.
The Story That Would Not Go Away
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Some stories stay with writers all their lives. Some stories just will not leave. Mr. Cuddlewash just cannot get rid of a story. It keeps coming back and coming back.
The Lady in the Snow & A Life...Far Away
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Two stories. Both weird and thrilling. "The Lady in the Snow" a young man is planning on ice fishing with friends, but finds a lady walking in a snow storm instead. "A Life...Far Away" A young couple in love hiding from her husband and the police, but all is not what it seems.
The Fishing Trip
Price: Free! Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Ted, David, Bob and Jimmy thought they had found the ideal fishing spot. It was a place that no one ever visited on South Lake. But two girls show up that are not what they seem.
The Last Dance
Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man dances with his dying wife one last time with the help of the mind's eye.
That Weed That Grows Wild
Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Peter Joseph and his friends really didn't pay that much attention to the weed that grew wild by the old grist mill. But after chewing on it and putting it in the corncob pipe, the weed took on a whole different meaning.
Portraits of a Small Town
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,430. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The "Portraits of a Small Town" is a collection of short stories that take place in or around small towns. Some are comical, some are meant to frighten, others are meant for the reader to think. The stories try to capture that small town spirit that is slowly disappearing across America.
The Funeral of Jimmy Side
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Jimmy Side had a long, good and mysterious life. The whole town of Brier City, Alabama turns out for the funeral.
Caught In Midstream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Ricky Midstream had been one step ahead of the drug dealers that he owed money to. But now they have caught up with him.
The Passive Times Wellness Clinic
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(2.00 from 1 review)
Edward Veers has seen it all as the custodian at The Passive Times Wellness Clinic. Some patients that check in never leave. Some patients leave, but never check out.
A Life in a Spiral
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Russell Egret's life seems to always go down hill. He has a hard day and looses everything.
Mia's Movie
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
The daughter of Sam and Louise Blake went out to California to become an actress. Unknown to her parents, however, Mia became a different kind of actress then her parents believe she is.
Whatever Happen to Wally Tupper
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Wally Tupper had always been one step ahead of a down trodden life. But now life has caught up with him and wants blood.