Interview with Sari Grove

What do your fans mean to you?
Fans? That's a new concept for me...Ok, well...Once a very good friend told me I was her hero...She had gotten married young & had children & a mortgage & responsibilities, well, I, was still wild & crazy & living free...Truth is I didn't know any better...I was still trying to figure things out & felt that I certainly wasn't good enough until I did...I needed to have some sort of career & self-respect before I could hitch my ride to someone else...But women liked me for the way I had somehow evaded the inevitable...Wait this is not what you were asking was it? Fans...People who like me I like them right back...I need & love support...As an artist, I have a soft underbelly...I think it comes with the job...You can't care deeply & be hard at the same time...Fans...Yeah I need fans...All those years of trying to formulate medical ideas, all those years of sounding like a lunatic-that's when I needed fans the most...Turns out I married my biggest fan...A guy, a man, who lets me be free, but married at the same time...We didn't have children though...Possibly a big regret, possibly a big relief...I am told parenting comes with much cleaning...I am a messy person, so have concluded that perhaps parenting would not have been right for me either...On the other hand, with this book, Grove Body Part Chart:A medical Arts Innovation, it's like I am an uberparent...Theoretically I could be teaching millions of people how to save their own lives...That's a whole lot of parenting, just on a bigger scale...Phew...Next question?
What are you working on next?
Oh Lord! That's a big question...Honestly? Gorgeousness first...Been sitting around in my bathrobe drinking tea or coffee while trying to edit this book...My gorgeousity has suffered...Need to get some fresh air, some exercise...Spiffy myself up a bit...Reconnect with the husband...I feed Trumpeter swans from November to April...That takes up much of the next 6 months...Connecting with them each winter allows me time to regroup...Regroup my brain...In terms of a work project, ask me again when winter is done & the swans have spoken...We'll see how it goes...
Who are your favorite authors?
It sounds so trite, but I really did enjoy Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead when I was just a blonde pile of jelly...My brother gave me Kurt Vonnegut books...Later he gave me Milan Kundera books...Much later he gave me Tom Robbins books...My brother, who is 6 years older than me, has tended to be the culture bringer...Ok Stephen King books & later Anne Rice books were my own choices...Why is horror so well written? I guess my favorite author is Michael Crichton...I think I have read all his books, though I cheated a bit on the non science fiction ones...The New Testament changed my life...That's a GOOD book! (I like the Old Testament too, don't get me wrong, but I knew that one already growing up...)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Mostly just the thought of a giant cup of strong tea with milk & maybe a sweetener...Also because I have to pee...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking, eating, sleeping, taking baths, cleaning out litter boxes, looking at myself, reading facebook & twitter &
blogs, making art, walking very far, talking to strangers & patting their dogs...I used to run but now I am afraid that running too much will make me old faster...At 47 years old I fear aging...Half my life was driven by sex, I fear if I lose my sex drive I will have no drive at all?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have an art biz coach who suggests things to read...Mostly work related...But work is my life so that works...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No but I remember the first story my brother wrote...It was brilliant...Science fiction...A man enters a painting...He is in a store staring at a painting & he enters it somehow...Opens his eyes & he is inside the work...On a planet...Very close to a giant hole...The ground is like ice but cuts his feet...He walks in a shuffle walk, like a duck, so he doesn't cut his feet...It was cold...It goes on...I remember thinking that my brother was a genius...I still think that about him...
What is your writing process?
I'm not really a writer...I'm more of a thinker...I think things that are important, that I think are important, then I spend as little time as possible somehow getting them out of my head & onto somewhere more physically reachable...My goal is to convey that content into your head...Probably my failing is that I don't spend enough time on foreplay...I just want the reader to get the point & I don't take them out for a nice dinner beforehand...I could work on that...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Started reading when I was just a beanpod...reading was my best friend...My first readings were all cereal boxes...I wondered at what Niacin was...Potassium...Ingredient lists...Then the newspaper...Globe & Mail usually...Later the only reading I could find at our cottage were old Playboy magazines...Ok it was not the only reading...I loved reading the questions & answers by the centrefold girls...I loved how stupid they were...It confirmed to me that only stupid women would get naked for money...I read Jaws, then the Other Side of Midnight, then Star Wars before it was a movie...Those were early reads that made a big impact...
How do you approach cover design?
Ahhh...Wow! Ok...Well I was trying to make a movie...So I used a 2d animation program & hand drew each cell & made an animated film of my medical ideas...But it wasn't good enough for me...So I discovered Blender 3d animation software...This could make a better movie...I set out to make a better movie...Turns out Blender is like the hardest steepest most difficult did I say hardest, thing to learn...I did learn Blender...Not ALL of Blender, no one can...It was 6 months in to learning this program that I decided that a movie might be too difficult...So I made a book instead...Used the stills from Blender as the artwork...The cover image is a completely created in Blender image...It looks like a photograph...But it is actually a still of an animation where liquid is pouring into a glass...
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Putting the book on my website as a pdf embed & letting people read it for free...So far 2 thousand & twenty people have read my book...If I had sat on my thumbs & waited for each book to sell, not even ten years from now would I have had so many people already read my ideas...This is just after a few months...
Published 2013-11-19.
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Books by This Author

Book 9:Grove Health Science
Price: Free! Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Includes the much announced & awaited for GroveBrainBodyRepair Chart...Reverse chronological order so you have to read the whole book to see the ending!
Tutorials: How The Human Machine Works, & How To Get Rid Of A Breast Cancer Lump...
Series: Grove Health Science. Price: Free! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015 by Sari Grove. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
Tutorials: How the Human Machine works & How to get rid of a Breast Cancer Lump... An introduction to the Grove Body Part Chart & the refined protocol for getting rid of a breast cancer lump...
Lucky Book 7:Homework Textbook for the Keen Medical Mind
Series: Grove Health Science. Price: Free! Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
"Lucky Book 7:Homework Textbook for the Keen Medical Mind" represents a summary of some of the big ideas from the Grove Health Science series... Step by Step DIY Mammogram in pictures... Removing a Brain or Body Part versus Damaging a Brain or Body Part...What are the effects one can expect? Examining Flow in the Body as it relates to Flow in the Universe & the beginning of things...horizontalF
RepoWoman;Book VI...(getting rid of a breast lump)
Series: Grove Health Science. Price: Free! Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
RepoWoman;Book VI...Nonsurgical breast cancer lump removal protocol...
Book V:The Brain
Series: Grove Health Science. Price: Free! Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Current original manuscript describing the brain parts to body parts connections...Lack of sightedness...Workplace injuries...Book 5 of Grove Health Science Series...Manuscript is updated as new information becomes available...DIY Chemo for cancer...DIY Mammography...
Theory Engineer:Book V (Grove Health Science Series)
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Theory Engineer:Book VI (Grove Health Science Series) by J. Grove
The Grove Health Science Series:Book 4
Series: Grove Health Science. Price: Free! Words: 26,680. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Some topics in this Book: Oddball interviews about medical successes... *The assumption is that there are 22 brain parts that PAIR...The pairing should be in the Minus Plus format...So each paired couple of brain parts should have Minus & Plus designations...Female & Male possibly...This should straighten out some of the complexity of brain surgery for neurosurgeons...(& DIY Neurosurgeons LOL!!!
Algae+Rhythm, Algae-Rhyme:Apt surgical rotation app
Series: Grove Health Science, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 43,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
A book is an app that you read...Algae is one of the most pervasive things that grow in Nature...Rhythm & Rhyme are known mnemonic methods in Medical school...This is Book 3 in the Grove Health Sciences series...The main push forward here is the creating of Sidedness in the brain & body parts according to gender...Could women be natural lefties? Is the front of the body male dominant? Big ideas...
Do It Yourself Medicine:A Repair Manual
Series: Grove Health Science, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
The brain part connects to the body part... (sing to the tune of "the kneebone connects to the, thighbone, the thighbone connects to the, hipbone, the hipbone connects to the, ...) The Frontal lobe connects to the Thyroid gland, the Motor Cortex connects to the Thymus gland, The Parietal Lobe connects to the Lungs & Lymph Nodes... Note on Sidedness: (see long description for more)...
Grove Body Part Chart
Series: Grove Health Science, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
My name is Sari Grove and the Grove Body Part Chart is my medical theory...Basically, I break down the body into 11 essential organs & show how each organ has two elements inside, a Minus element & a Plus element, that live together as opposites...I tell which elements are what & where, tell what disease is what imbalance, & also give examples of where to find those elements in the real world...