Interview with Shayna Gier

Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many favorite authors it's not even funny. My current favorites are Richelle Mead and John Green. Others that have influenced me, or who I have enjoyed (in no particular order) include: J.K Rowling, Beverly Cleary, Dani Lowman, Stephen King, Louis Sachar, Jodi Picoult.. and there's many more I can't think of at the moment.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son! I love him so very much, and when I really don't think I have the energy to do anything at all, knowing he needs me and I'll get to see his smile gives me whatever it is I need to be able to get up and face whatever the day may bring.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have various interests that rotate. At the moment, I love to crochet. I started crocheting frequently when I found out I was pregnant, and I just really, really enjoy it.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Reviews, and watching the "people who liked this, also liked" recommendations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yup. It was Jimmy Neutron fanfiction titled Love... or Something Like It
What is your writing process?
I'm a pantser, which means I just sit down, and write what comes out.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and everything. I love urban fantasy, utopia/distopia, time travel, chick lit, murder/mystery, young adult, humor... ect.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing my characters come to life. I let them run the show, and it's great to see what they decide to do when unleashed.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter (series) - Has defined my life. I met my husband through it, and generally got through some really hard times.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult- Helped me find my diagnosis just in time.

Anything by Richelle Mead- She rocks! Her writing is fresh and very engaging. I really, really, enjoy her writing.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green- I just really enjoyed this one. it was geeky, and fun all the same.
Published 2015-02-06.
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Books by This Author

Stuck in Estrogen's Funhouse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
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