Interview with Gary Ferguson

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, I enjoy spending time with my two little girls who inspire my continued writings.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was about 9 years old, I wrote a story about a boy, his dog, and their adventures through the woods.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, the first story I read was Dr. Suess' "Green Eggs and Ham", and I remember being inspired by the way the story was written. He was a true poet.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to capture the quintessence of the books adventure into a single image.
Describe your desk
In my workspace, my desk has to be clean and organized and I like to have inspiring items around as I write.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Edgerton, Missouri, which is about a 45 minute drive north of Kansas City. Growing up in the country, I used to go down to the riverbank with my mother and explore the great outdoors.
What's the story behind your latest book?
No matter how scared and alone we may feel sometimes, remember your family and friends will always be there for you when you need them most.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I take away from my writings are the morals and values that are carefully crafted into the stories and adventures for my children to read.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! I hope they get as much enjoyment as I did writing it! I hope that when every child in the world comes outside to play they are able to look up to the sky and see the shapes of the clouds and letting their own imaginations run wild.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life! I love life! Mornings are my favorite time of the day; it is when I am most creative, when I spend the most time with my family and enjoy things as things as they come.
Published 2014-08-06.
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Books by This Author

The Adventures of Fluffy the Cloud, The Big Storm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
Fly with Fluffy through the first installment of "The Adventures of Fluffy the Cloud". Fluffy's curiosity and imagination take him on a journey that he will not soon forget, and leave him with valuable lessons of love, loyalty, and family.