Interview with Surayah White

What's the story behind your latest book?
Aaah! The story! It was on New Years Eve that I decided that I wanted to publish a book. At that moment, my very next thought was "What in the heck am I going to say?" I began writing one poem at a time, documenting past and present experiences from a perspective that was both painful, intimate, comical yet truthful at the same time.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The overwhelming need to CREATE mixed with the desire to retain as much control of my work as possible.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Your platform is very easy for authors to use. Thanks!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is knowing that my work is being used to help others.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are AMAZING!
What are you working on next?
My next work is entitled: The Temporary Workers Guide to Keeping Your Sanity in the Workplace.
Who are your favorite authors?
Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Sowell, etc.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The understanding that each day is a gift and that tomorrow isn't promised to anyone. Seize the Day!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Theatre, Traveling, Volunteering, Cooking, Amateur Astronomy, Astrophotography, Star Trek, etc.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
First the cover, then the reviews, then the content.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
I carry a journal with me everywhere that I go so that I can jot down notes whenever inspiration 'hits'. I also use flash cards to jot down working chapter titles on and then reorder them (table, floor, etc.) until I find an arc that best communicates the message that I wish to convey. Additionally, I use Scrivener.
Published 2016-05-04.
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Books by This Author

This Fire Inside: Poems on Love and Life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A collection of observations, unexpected encounters and too often unspoken, yet universal experiences written in poetic verse. This work is separated into two sections: the first - On Love - speaks to everyday occurrences: introductions, hurts, exchanges and unplanned rendezvous. The second - On Life - speaks to pain, passion, pursuits and most importantly purpose (the fire inside).