My career has developed from my early days as a Professional Ballet Dancer and Teacher to working with children and adults with both physical and learning disabilities. In later years of my career, I have worked as a Movement and Educational Therapist in groups, one-on-one, and via the internet. The publication of my deceased mother-in-law's book has led me to develop further my writing experience. I am currently interviewing writers and authors on my blog. http://bookreaders-mumswritings.blogspot.com
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am not an author, but love to read. When we found mum's writings, I was in heaven... reading, transcribing from handwritten to computer and starting the search and education on how to get them published. As an avid reader I became fascinated with Mum’s stories and books. All her writings were hand written on legal size paper or note books, on both sides of the paper. I began reading some of the 50 plus short stories and four books. After reading a few, I was hooked, Mum’s writing was not the clearest, however, I had set myself the challenge and was going to follow through. At times I was frustrated with Mum's hand writing. The first book was published 2008 “Ladies of Class” now Mum's second book “The Poison Pen” is soon to be published. I wanted to get some exposure for Mum's short stories. I have many still to type and submit.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far not much has happened with the two stories I have on Smashwords. But hopeful that people will begin to read Mum's stories. I would love to submit a few more out of the 48 stories still waiting.
A woman left on her own in mid life has to make some life changing decisions. As a wife and mother with no career, there seems no answer to her crisis. This is a story about family dynamics and romance.
A story of love and love lost extending back in time to World War 11. A picture discovered forms many images and memories that cause pain and joy to several people. One of them may have psychic inclinations towards the picture. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’
This is an interesting concept. The initial impression of the book was, 'this is strange'. However, as the story progressed one was drawn into the experiences of the protectors and their characters. Would have liked to hear a little more of Brian.