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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
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“Shakespeare said “love is blind.”
I say “Love is blind, deaf and unable to smell!” and yes, you may quote me 😉
How did you sleep last night in your king sized bed with your Egyptian cotton sheets? Well I hope. I can’t say I slept so well myself. I dreamed I was surrounded by police, guns drawn and shots were being fired into my car. No words were said but as the life ebbed out of my body, I could see cold, dead eyes. They were your eyes sir. You had the same smile on your face that I’ve seen in all of your pictures and on television. Did you have that same smile on your face when the Secret Service called and told you they had murdered Miriam Carey? That is exactly what it was, murder.
I don’t know how many episodes of “Cops” you’ve seen with the endless vacations you take but in every single episode, once they have the vehicle “boxed in” as they did in Ms. Carey’s case, they order the suspect to show their hands, remove the suspect from the vehicle and then arrest them. Maybe then we’d know why she did what she did. Did she have a medical condition? Was she suffering from postpartum depression like her mother said? Did she have some other form of mental illness? We will never know especially in the case of this woman who had a year old baby in the backseat of her car. She was not innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. I was under the assumption that all US citizens were innocent until proven in a court of law. I guess that’s no longer the case. It was shoot first and don’t worry about asking questions…the baby won’t say anything. It’s sickening!
I could say I’m saddened but that is not even close. I am outraged. I am outraged at so many things. I am outraged that we will never know the whole story about anything on your watch. Our media is not allowed to tell us the truth. Our elected figures will not tell us the truth because well, they are politicians and they couldn’t tell us the truth if their lives depended on it and the American people have been blinded to it for so long it’s not funny.
I do want to say that I think the time has come. With you folding your arms across your chest, digging your heals in and refusing to cooperate with the others to keep the government open and benefits and other essential programs running, you have shown us that you want to bully everyone into submission. What would you do if our troops laid down their weapons and went home to their families and got civilian jobs? You can’t kill them and you can’t try them for treason because you will have broken their contract.
What would you do if Americans stopped buying anything, anywhere two or three days a week? That would bring you to your knees pretty quickly wouldn’t it? How about if people refused to work? Business refused to open to show you that “We the people” own this country, not you and your cronies? That might make an impact and show you that you are directly affecting the lives of the very people who make this country run.
I am the daughter of a Korean Prisoner of War. He was in a hole in the ground eating dirty rice when he got to eat for 2 years and six days defending the country he loved. I’m sure he’s rolling in his grave at what’s going on now. I am also the mother of a US Marine who is disgusted by what you’ve done when it comes to not taking care of your own in so many ways. I am disabled and cannot get the benefits I am entitled to due to you shutting down the Federal Government. I did notice that Camp David is still open and available for your pleasure. Funny how two faced you really can be.
When you were voted into office I was hopefully optimistic to the change that I thought you’d bring with you. Now I am hopefully optimistic to your replacement undoing the damage and havoc you have caused not only with our country but with the world.
I was a writer until Rheumatoid Arthritis took over my life. I know that you monitor everything I do and say. I know that your “Men in Black” can show up at my door at any time and that I could disappear at anytime. My friends, family, followers and fans all know about this letter and have been instructed to give it to all media outlets if I go “missing.”
In closing Sir, I would like to say, you have no idea how the private sector is doing. We are all worried. We are all struggling. We are all wondering when we’ll be going without food, shelter and clothing. You keep that in mind the next time you get on Air Force One and set off for your next of many vacations. I personally raised 4 strong, smart, contributing members of society with little child support and have never had a vacation.
I certainly hope you take some of my words to heart and stop this ridiculous power struggle and let our government, such as it is, govern.
Leah M. Tate aka Leanna Harrow
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These poems chronicles the emotions and situations that we have all encountered.
This faith based poetry book is a MUST read.
Thank you Barbara for having the strength and courage to go through all you have and express it in such a touching manner.
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