Interview with Donna Clewes

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it extremely easy to self- publish my book. They are very patient and willing to help in any way they can.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans represent part of the reason I write: to be of service to them. I have a deep appreciation for all my fans.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is to express myself from the heart.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jennifer Lauck, Jeanette Walls,Neale Donald Walsch, Robert Schwarz, Jack Canfield.
What are you working on next?
My next project is: 7 Tips for People Who are Grieving the Loss of a Loved One.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Books inspire me to get out of bed each day. I honour and respect the courage and the dedication of all authors who never give up on their dream.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read,I do Yoga, I meditate, and I love to connect with my friends over a nice, hot cup of chai tea latte.
How do you discover the books you read?
I believe that books find me, depending on my needs at the time.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I will always remember the first paragraph I wrote from Safe Behind the Little Waterfall. It felt as if time stood still. I knew at that moment that I was doing what I was meant to do.
What is your writing process?
I like going to the library with my scribbler, pen in hand, where I create my rough draft. Then I transfer it to my laptop.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first books I remember reading were the books from the Pippi Longstocking Series. Pippi inspired me because she was real. honest, courageous and unique.
Published 2015-12-06.
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Books by This Author

Safe Behind the Little Waterfall- Finding Peace and Freedom Through the Journey of Healing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,540. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Safe Behind the Little Waterfall is an amazing memoir of healing from adversity: physical, emotional, sexual abuse, codependency, and loss. The young Donna had an alcoholic father who was emotionally and physically abusive. Donna was also sexually abused by her grandpa as a child. This decades- old secret is finally revealed in her book.