Interview with Louise Narvick

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go to different thrift stores and antique stores to find publications that may now be out of publication but have interests worth pursuing. I talk with people about what they read and also look on websites to find interesting books.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
One of my first stories that I started writing in a more serious manner was information about my own family and background. My children had requested that I do this so they would have stories to tell their own children some day.
What is your writing process?
Being I am no longer restricted by my regular career associations and regulations I just come up with subject areas that are of interest to me and possibly others. For a long time, raising a family, needing to pursue a career there was little time to research subjects that had no particular connection with work. Now I write, do research and keep in contact with a group of friends who write and publish for a living. We share our ideas and experiences with one another. The ideas and topics begin to take shape. Then we do our own projects as we see fit.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of my first experiences was when I had written a small booklet to be used in a public school setting and figured it was just a report but discovered that it had been sent state wide to be used in other schools. Until then I really had not thought of myself as a writer and did not think it could be done.
How do you approach cover design?
A cover design for me is rather difficult because I am not that artistic nor do I have the equipment or skills to do a very good job of it but I have a member of the family that definately has the artistic skill I lack. I like to keep the covers somewhat clear of clutter. In other words I like to see what it is that I would want to read rather than have so much confusion on it that it looks like some high pressured, confusing advertizing.
Published 2013-11-01.
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Books by This Author

Many Trails and Tales -Volume #3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education
Volume 3 gives different information in short articles and stories in 3 separate sections for a variety of easy reading. Some subjects a reader may never may not have known or may have forgotten. Suggestions are given for improving writing skills, self help and building self confidence. Another section contains memorabilia and a short history from WWll with special cartoons.
Many Trails and Tales Volume #2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
This is volume #2 of a small book of short stories and articles that are easy reading and take little time to read as compared to a whole book. There are three separate sections of different themes that make for easy reading when you are limited in time but would like something on various topics. This can be fun and entertaining plus having valuable information for other useful ideas.
Many Trails and Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
This is a book of short stories and articles that has 3 different sections, each with 4 articles below the section. Sometimes we want to explore different topics but may not have the time or interest in reading a whole book on the subject. This book explores a variety of small, complete articles that take little time to read and may be of interest to you.
Finding a Road to Somewhere
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Life does not always go as planned. This is a story about me and my family, what happened when things suddenly made a drastic change into an emergency situation. Seemingly when life could not be worse we found our way to a new rewarding life and career. I hope you enjoy our story and also that it may give you or someone else courage to keep going when things go bad.
Traveling and Living Way Out West
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
The old west has changed and grown up along with modern society yet many things are the same as it had been for years past. The mystique of the old west was spawned by western cowboy stories and movies that have people wanting to visit to see what it is like. Some of the perceived ideas are accurate and still exist. Other ideas do not fit within the framework of modern living.
Coffee Break Anyone?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Coffee & Tea, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between various coffee drinks at a coffee bar wuth all of those special names? What about all those coffees on the grocery shelves? What is the difference between the European blends, American Blends, Espresso and Kona Coffees? Have they only been given special names or are they different in flavors and tastes. You can find a brief discription here.
Which Good Ol' Days Are You Missing?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Do you feel like you are missing the good old days of a slower pace? What about all the conveniences available now? Are you moving forward or is your mind clouded with what you think it used to be? Was it really that good with all the hard work, doing a job with an old typewriter or finding ways to entertain yourself without a new movie brought right to your screen whenever you wanted it.
Herbs and Spices Different Cultures and Uses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 and represented by Sheryl L. Young. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Spices
Although one could spend a great deal of time researching, trying various uses of herbs and spices, in this day and age we do not necessarily have the time nor the interest in doing it. Often we just wonder what makes different tastes according to other cultures so we can do it oursselves. This book is a quick glimpse of ideas to try and experiment with various herbs and spices.