Interview with Monna Ellithorpe

When did you first start writing?
I have always written in journals and diaries to work my way through problems or times that have been upsetting to me. Writing is a creative outlet and when you write words on paper, they are then released from your thoughts and you are able to create even more.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a "wake up call" type of book for people in this day and age who choose to live together before marriage. I am not passing judgment, my book is just to make people aware of some things you need to take care of in case something happens to either of you.

As it did in my case and I lost my husband, my job, my home, my car and my security because we didn't take the effort to make sure all of the legal paperwork was in order.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I feel that my next book is very important and I wanted to get as much exposure as I can for its release to as many readers as possible.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have heard remarkable things about Smashwords so I wanted to try a different approach than I have in the past in self-publishing my books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I believe my greatest joy of writing is in hopes that my stories can help people through rough times and maybe prevent them from making the mistakes that I have made in some of my choices.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean everything. Fans are who I try to focus on and provide the best information and/or intriguing stories for them to read.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a lot of favorite authors with different writing styles; Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Danielle Steel, Sidney Sheldon, J. K. Rowling, Anne Rice and Ann Rule to name a few.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Most of the time when I am not writing, I am thinking of my next project that I will be working on.
Published 2013-11-03.
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Books by This Author

Bride To Widow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement
Bride to Widow is my story of a divorced woman who finally meets the “love of her life” after almost 30 years alone. We finally marry and 2 days later he is taken away by death after a total of a few short years together.