Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Sandra Shrewsbury
Your Name or Pen Name you use: Sandra Shrewsbury
Title of the book you are promoting: Outside The Addiction – A Mother’s Story
Genre: Non Fiction
Welcome SS….I, LH have some questions for you 😉
LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?
SS: I have always wanted to be a nurse, so I could take care of everyone and help make them better.
LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?
SS: I would have to say it was Author Genevieve Scholl, She has been there every step of the way through this journey. She was the one who told me I needed to write this book.
LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?
SS: I am an Indie
LH: As an Indie Author, I was hesitant about being with a publishing company. If you are an Indie author, would you like to be published by a traditional publisher and if so, why or why not?
SS: I really don’t know, I have not dealt with publisher before so I don’t know how it would be.
LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies! Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?
SS: Vin Diesel and we would not be talking much at all.
LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?
SS: I want all the hate and judging to go away. I think if people would love more and not be so judging the world would be a better place.
LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?
SS: I do look at the covers first, if it catches my eye I usually read it. I also like paperbacks to read better then e-books.
LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?
SS: I wrote in a journal when I was young but I never wanted to be a writer until now.
LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?
SS: It has to catch me from the beginning or I lose interest and won’t finish it. I love action, romance and paranormal.
LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?
SS: Mine are from my life experiences
LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?
SS: Yes part two of my first book. It will be titled Aftermath Of An addiction. The cover reveal will be on March 7th, 2014 and it will be released in May 2014. I am also doing my first YA book called Spirit Riders which will be out this fall.
LH: I have 6 books out. How many books have you written? How many have been published?
SS: I have one published and I am working on two now.
LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?
SS: I have a message I want to get out there to my readers. I am not in this to become rich or famous.
LH: I have never experienced writers block…I have experienced writers “don’t want to”… Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?
SS: I have and I had to stop writing for a while and then I would go back in a few days and it was back.
LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?
SS: I would say let nothing stop you, just keep writing.
LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?
SS: I would have to say that if I could change one thing it would be that my daughter never would have become an addict.
LH: If I could go back in time and tell someone something, I’d go back and tell the founding fathers they were doing a few things wrong…If you could go back in time and tell someone something, who would you tell and what would you tell them?
SS: I would have to say my father and I would tell him how much I love him because I never did and it was too late after he had past away.
LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?
SS: I would tell my family and I would be shocked.
Thank you for that honest and real interview SS…Now… for the fun stuff!
Favorite Beverage? coffee
Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble bath
Favorite Color? Green
Take out or Dine in? Dine in
Camping or Hotel? Camping
Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate
Dogs or Cats? cats
Favorite Food? Seafood
Favorite Song? I have so many
Favorite Movie? Ghost
Favorite Car? 1967 Mustang
Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Both
And now for the essay part of the interview 😉
LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?
SS: I would have to say Ireland and I would take my niece Kathy with me and we would explore everything there. I have always wanted to go there because my family came from Ireland. Maybe find a Irish man to hang out with too.
Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Sandra Shrewsbury’s
Outside The Addiction – A Mother’s Story