Interview with Sheryl Grant

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is it lets your imagination go wild, because you can go places, be who you want, or do what you want. You can live your dreams through your words
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my family and they will always come first with me.
What are you working on next?
I like variety, so I want to try my hand at science fiction, or something magical perhaps? I'm a real fan of that sort of thing.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
living my life gets me out of bed every day. I always look forward to a new day with my partner, and writing something new.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm an avid gardener, so I spend a lot of time with my plants. I love growing cuttings and watching them grow, and knowing that I did that. I also do knitting and I love drawing, but I haven't had the time lately for that.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
as an adult? Yes. Apart from the assignments in my writing course, I wrote a book of short stories about my late grandmother and her kids as they were growing up. I called it According To Maude.
What is your writing process?
Wow.... Well, I guess I just sit and start writing. I usually have an idea of what I want to write about, but then it usually changes as I go along. I don't like to be too rigid with my writing. I'm more easy going.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story, but when I was a child, I loved Agatha Christie. Her stories always intrigued me.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually have an idea of what I want and then I go from there. The design may change a few times until I'm happy with it though.
What do you read for pleasure?
Actually I don't read. I know that sounds strange, but it's true. Because I have a sight disability, I find it too hard to concentrate, so I just don't read.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a kindle, that needs updating I think.
Describe your desk
My desk is my computer table. I'm a pretty organised person though, so I'm not over run with clutter. I do have 2 computers though. One is a desktop and the other a laptop
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on farms around a couple of small country towns. We never lived in town, always on a property. I love being a country girl, so I guess that's what influences me now. The serenity of being alone in the bush is very inspirational sometimes.
When did you first start writing?
You know I was never interested in writing really. I loved drawing, but my eldest daughter wanted to do a proofreading course, as she is a very avid reader, so to support her, I did a creative writing course. That was when I was about 50 I guess?
What's the story behind your latest book?
I worked in a nursing home and found it very rewarding. The characters you meet there are absolutely awesome people. I made friends with a lot of them, and they told me their life story. I found them fascinating, so I decided to write about them.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well it hasn't yet, but I have high hopes!
Who are your favorite authors?
only one that I know, Agatha Christie
Published 2016-12-05.
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Books by This Author

The Last Stop
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,870. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The Last Stop depicts the lives of three fascinating people who lived in a nursing home, and who all had something in common. W.W.11 touched their lives in different ways. The paths each of their lives took were strewn with stumbling blocks that took a special kind of perseverance to forge ahead. Living life in the face of adversity is what drove them, shaped their lives, and made them stronger.