Interview with Judy Seaberry

What do you read for pleasure?
"Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy."
Henry Kissinger (1923 - )

At one time I read romance for pleasure. There is something so relaxing reading about someone's else's orgasm.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Face to face is my best technique. My personality is so big when I meet my public they always buy my books. Book fairs and author signings have proved to be very effective.
Describe your desk
My desk has a hutch and all of my manuscripts and book marketing material stare down on me daily. I love the window next to my desk as it supplies all of my motivational needs. In summer the window reminds me to got out and play. In winter the snow forces me to create something warm to heat my soul.

My actual desk is pretty normal complete with pencils, calendars, and personal items from my family.

It is my window that makes my desk special, a window into the abyss.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I am a Motown girl but Detroit has not overly influenced me, my imagination is the engine that drives my creativity.

However, in middle school I wrote a paper that the teacher ask me to read aloud to the class. I knew the paper was good but the response from the class sealed my fate as a author and humorist.
When did you first start writing?
My mom asked me to write letters to her family in Florida and this started me to making a lttle something out of nothing. As far as I can remember I may have been seven or eight years of age.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book "A Day in the Life of Amanda", was inspired by a mother verbally abusing her young daughter. So impactful was the incident that I decided to write a book about the right way to talk to our children. Then one night in a burst of inspiration I decided to make it a Flip book showing the wrong way to talk to them on the Flip side.

Kids really understand Amanda's plight and respond favorably to seeing how her day turns out.

A few daycare centers read Amanda everyday and discuss what makes a day Good or Bad.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After the initial costs you pocket all of your profits...very appealing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords had been a great vehicle for the exposure and to reach a large audience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is watching a new character come to life and influence the outcome of my story.

"It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them." ~Isabel Colegate
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans motivate me stay true to my calling and not quit when the going gets tough. In addition when a mom tells me her child loves Amanda and sleeps with it my heart leaps for joy.

"Old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read." - Francis Bacon, Sr.
What are you working on next?
My new book is about women and how they love. Men love to call women sack-chasers but why?

Women need security if they are to nest properly and I want to explore that fully in my next creation.
Published 2014-07-26.
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Books by This Author

A Day in the Life of Amanda
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 770. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Amanda's charming good day explores the joys and positive emotions of a young girl. Amanda's bad day teaches children how to handle conflict. Two books in one Amanda is a great asset. Enjoy sharing the time with your child as you navigate the joys of Amanda's day's.
Men from A to Z
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Men have been the bane of women since Eve and Adam's first outing in the garden. "Men from A to Z" gives woman the ability to catergorize him and predict his behavior. As the author is a humorist a few laughs are included along the way. Enjoy the read and love the man.