Interview with Georgina Green

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly from the online Welsh library, through Facebook pages on ebooks and good reads. Facebook is brilliant for linking up with other people who often enjoy reading particular authors or types of fiction such as Thrillers. i then check the books out with different online distributors to download.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When i was very young note paper was in short supply. I often used to sit in bed scribbling things on toilet paper! My other favourite thing to do was to write something and then post it through cracks in the walls or the skirting boards. The first attempt though at writing was a travel piece about Australia. I enjoyed writing that. Australia is one country I yearn to go to but have not been to yet.
What is your writing process?
My main one is just to write. I type everything as I can touch type faster than I can write by hand. The process is better I think between thoughts and fingers, the mechanical precision of the typewriter though verses writing by hand? I think with poetry the verses i am most happier with are those that were written by hand rather than typed.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I'm afraid being the age I am, the favourite things I remember reading were from Enid Blyton's fairy stories. Sadly I don't remember the very first story! The most magical thing of all though as a child is to read in bed, or outside in a tent in the garden with a cusion on a summer's day. Apart from Enid Blyton anything to do with horses = My Friend Flicka being one most loved and thumbed through book, and yes, i still have it!
How do you approach cover design?
As pennies are not overflowing at the moment in our household, I like to try to do things myself so I rely on photographs mainly and the mobile phone camera is my most useful gadget to begin with! I try to think of it as I do when considering a book to read. As a reader it's the back pages that draws me mostly, and i probably steer away from designs which look a little too arty. The feel of the book though is important to as are the titles; it's often the title which draws me to the book rather than the illustration.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Difficult to pick five, but the first that comes to mind are:
A Little Princess bvy Frances Hodgson Burnett, because it speaks of tackling adversity with kindness and grace. Grey Chieftan, by Joseph Chipperfield, because it is about the bond between human and dog. I cried so much during this book the pages probably will always remain damp! A Bend in the River, by VS Naipaul, because this was a book that I struggled with, but it is a book that somehow attaches itself to your soul. Enid Blyton's Five on a Treasure Island, because I had no brothers and sisters, loved dogs and longed for an adventure. The fifth one is a collection of Shakespeares plays, because of the music of the words and the plots, within plots.
What do you read for pleasure?
Maeve Binchey. I love the cosy warmth of these books as you follow the characters and the every day settings. Am also a fan of Lee Child. I like poetry though, any time of poetry...
Describe your desk
The couch! Because it is opposite where my DH sits (short for Dearest Husband); close to where our collie likes to sleep and I get to sit on the most comfy sofa. The one I sit in has a view over our back garden and I love that. I still can't get over the thrill of looking up and seeing green grass and trees! (Yes, first home in a very long time as I've spent far to many years living in a city terraced!)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Chester. I was a fortunate child having grandparents who lived in a lovely ex farmhouse which had a long lane running up to it that very few vehicles travelled on. It sat in almost 2 acres of ground. We overlooked the fields that our nearest neighbour farmed and so each year it was lovely seeing the cows having their calves, and hearing the birds sing. Because of being an only child I spent so much time on my own and my main companions were the animals that my grandparents kept. i made my own adventures.

I think mainly writing is a solitary thing. To begin with. Then you get lost in what you are writing about. Its a bit like path finding, exploring, only you don't really have much of a compass.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life is so precious! I was very ill for a couple of years which made the tinniest of tasks exhausting, and I'm so grateful now to have some energy to enjoy life! Illness makes you think of the things you never got around doing, like for example I've never climbed Snowden; and with illness, doors shut but others open. I do things now I would never have dreampt of before. I knit and crotchet. The illness taught me how to be patient with myself and boy did I have to be patient to learn how to create with wool and fibre! I also am the proud owner now of a sewing machine. You know, if you have childen or animals they always inspire you to get up out of bed. Any thing cannine orientated inspires me! My collie girl is the sun and stars in my life!
With two funny, cute grandchildren who are wiser than their years; a fabulous daughter and a brilliant Son in Law, there is loads to live for, even if they do live a couple of hours away. The other reason - My very Welsh, cuddly husband who is a bit of a cross between Father Christmas and the actor Bert Reynolds .
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing flour fights with the grandchildren and my husband in the garden. Throwing toys for my dog to chase! Cafe's. I love cafe's. Craft clubs. I've not long been married so spending time with my husband too - thats so precious.
Published 2015-11-13.
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Books by This Author

Jack Good Sense for Life
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 23,180. Language: British English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Jack was once homeless and unwanted.Perhaps it was me that was the stray, wandering through my life without a life-jacket, let alone a raft or compass. Perhaps I found Jack. Perhaps he found me. Perhaps it was God, Divinity,that brought us together. Jack Good Sense For Life is his inspirational guidance to life, love and happiness,
Inglenook Reads
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A rainbow of tales and characters are put together in this collection of quick reads by new indie author Georgina Green. There are eight very different short stories of humour and tears, fate love and life.