Interview with Elaine Kleid

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Ever since I was about 13 I would write poems. I loved being able to express my emotions through my writing. I continued to write over the years as an outlet for my emotions.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me multiple venues to publish my work to. It expanded my target market so I have a much broader audience than I might have otherwise had.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love sharing valuable information with others that can help them in their daily lives. Helping people is a joy to me.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are a great encouragement to me. To me they are a blessing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a companion for the elderly and terminally ill. I also love spending time with my husband and our many animals.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My husband bought me a Kindle about the time I started writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was "The Bear, The Bee & The Honey Factory" I wrote and copyright protected that book through the mail about 10 years prior to publishing it myself. The first time I mailed it to a publisher they rejected it and kept my drawings. I am thankful for companies like Smashwords that provide the tools for me to publish on my own.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I believe that they were nursery rhymes and I loved them. I would read them for hours and hours. I had such fun!
When did you first start writing?
When I was very young I would write poems frequently. I discovered that I liked it and showed some of my poems to teachers and instructors. They told me to keep writing so I guess I did.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, "Laney's List" contains recipes that I put together while going through a change in my diet. I felt compelled to eat healthier and I lost about 50 pounds within 6 months. When my friends started noticing they began to ask me what I was doing and eventually asked me to publish a list of recipes so I did. I am glad that I published Laney's List because It's easier to communicate with several people simultaneously rather than responding to each individual with all the recipes I was eating to lose the weight.
Published 2017-10-22.
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Books by This Author

Laney's List: Recipes That Helped Me Lose Weight!
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
Want to lose weight fast? I lost about 50 pounds in less than 6 months just by modifying my diet. No jogging or going to the gym, just great new healthy recipes to enjoy! My friends were so impressed they asked me to publish my recipes for them. So here you go! I hope you enjoy eating good food and losing weight because I am living proof, it works!
Joe's Journey To Jupiter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The planet Jupiter is different from earth. Joe learns some interesting facts when he meets an alien while walking home from school. The alien wants a friend and he asks Joe to go with him to explore Jupiter. Joe is amazed at the differences he finds between the planet Earth and the planet Jupiter.
Inspired Poetry For The Soul: Volume 2
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This volume of poetry by Elaine Kleid features favored Poem titled "Daniel My Brother" and several other poems for your enjoyment.
That's When Buzz Met Bee
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Insects, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
A fun & educational introduction to the nature of bees and when they make their buzzing sounds. Your kids will love it!
Alzheimer's Home Care Guide
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Coping with Alzheimer's can be challenging & emotional, as a caregiver & as a family member. But there are steps that you can take to help keep organized in the midst of the chaos. I have assisted many Alzheimer's patients and in this book I share with you some key tips to help you cope and stay focused and most importantly calm during the necessary interactions with those who have been diagnosed.
Have You Seen My Teddy?
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Join Bobby Jo and his pets as they search for his Teddy Eddie.
The Bear, The Bee & The Honey Factory
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When Bubba the bear wants honey, Buzzy the bee needs to protect his family. Join Bubba & Buzzy on a friendship adventure that leads them to working together with not only each other, but another as well.
Inspired Poetry For The Soul: Volume 1
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Inspired Poetry For The Soul: Volume 1 is a compilation of some of the first published works of world renowned author, publisher and poet, Elaine Kleid