Today I’m interviewing a very good friend of mine Chris Sherborne
author of many audio recordings and her latest book Imogene’s Message: A Paranormal Thriller.
AUTHOR QUESTIONS Q. Who are your greatest support – who believes in you?
My husband and friends.
Q. Where do you write from? e.g. Kitchen table? Study? Bedroom? Garden shed?
I write in my office, overlooking a creek.
Q. Do you write at set times e.g. morning, afternoon, evening, very early morning? Morning seems the best time for me. From eight until two, then I need a break.
Q. What motivates you to write? Even as a young girl I enjoyed writing stories. I like to find out about new subjects and weave them in to my tales.
Q. What are the biggest distractions to your writing time?
I can focus when I need to, and make sure I’m not distracted when it’s time to write.
Q. What part of the world do you live in?
Q. Are you from there originally?
Q. Have you ever suffered from writers’ block?
Very rarely. When I write I feel compelled, perhaps by an outside force.
Q. How do you overcome it?
Clean the house!
Q. Have you taken any writers’ courses and have they been worthwhile?
I’ve been lucky enough to have an editor mentor me, and teach me to write.
Q. Is self-publishing satisfying enough for you or would you prefer to be traditionally published? I believe that publishing is changing. Self-publishing will become the norm, and it gives the writer control. Today you are expected to promote yourself, even with a publisher.
Q. Have you ever tried to find an agent?
I have, and have found it a daunting task.
Q. What would you expect an agent could do for you that you can’t do for yourself?
Offer my book to the big six publishers.
Q. Do you think you can make a full-time career being an Indie writer?
Yes, I do.
Q. How long have you been writing?
I started writing self-help books and articles over ten years ago.
Q. What drew you to want to write a book?
You don’t choose to write a book, the book chooses you.
Q. From where did you get the idea for this current story?
Imogene’s Message is about prejudice. Prejudice is as rife today as it has ever been, and I wanted to show that, and tell people, love is the answer.
Q. How did you go about developing it?
I didn’t. I sat down and wrote each chapter as it came to me. Each morning the words flowed without the need for an outline. I suppose I’m a pantster!
Q. What is your next project?
I’ve just completed ‘Imogene’s Past Lives’ and started the third book in the Imogene Trilogy.
Thank you Chris, good to hear how authors answer the same questions often with a totally different stance. Chris’s books is available on Amazon please click HERE —