Interview with Lyda C. Weston

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The knowledge that my destiny is to impart an even more positive greatness to the universe.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time: swimming, spending quality time with my grandchildren, baking, being a visual artist in my studio, and enjoying all the tender moments of my life.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Other than my ebook; I have not read any others.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I remember the first story I wrote.
What is your writing process?
My muse can come to me at any given moment; then I grab pen and paper, and write the entire text in a matter of minutes.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes I remember; it was simply incredulous that I had this ability.
How do you approach cover design?
Another muse knocks me across the head, and takes care of this process.
What do you read for pleasure?
My genre for pleasurable reading is mystery.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Haven't quite figured out the answer to this yet, but I will certainly find out now with my book.
Describe your desk
Kind of organized and cluttered.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in South Carolina and this environment is so colorful in all types of ways. I wonder is it really ready for my muses... ???
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing all of my life. Always enjoyed creative writing and looked forward to writing about all subject matter.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Really hoping that the impact of my book will inspire the very young, and contribute to giving them their "song to sing" during their lifetime.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just felt it was one of my obligations to fulfill...
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me a platform to achieve my success.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The fact that it will bring a positive, entertaining, relief to the masses.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans must first realize how grateful I am to them; to choose me as a literary source.
What are you working on next?
I have about 20 children picture book manuscripts already written, and I am awaiting for my illustrator to complete a previous project; then resume working on my next book project. Almost certain that I will entertain, enlighten, inspire with another nonfiction STEM related children picture book.
Who are your favorite authors?
Pearl Buck, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Agatha Christie...
What are your five favorite books, and why?
" The Good Earth", "Murder on the Orient Express" , "Death on the Nile" "The Five Boons of Life", "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" .These books were written by my favorite authors.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle reader...
Write your own question here! Has this experience with Smashwords been fruitful?
Yes...
Published 2017-12-07.
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Books by This Author

Counting Katherine
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 40. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Experience the joy of Katherine; as she gained so much knowledge as a young girl. She made her actions count at an early age, and later achieved greatness in her career as Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, mathematician, with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).