My next interviewee is Greta Burroughs.
Tell us about your latest project.
My latest project is a children’s chapter book “Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat.” There are five stories that should be fun and entertaining for kids in the elementary school age bracket. It will make a nice bedtime story book for parents.
What’s your favourite genre to write and what’s your favourite genre to read?
I love fantasy both to write and read. It’s a way to escape reality and be in another time and place if only for a little while.
What inspires you?
My husband, Robert DeBurgh inspired me to start writing and the subjects I write about vary from children’s stories to fantasy to an account of my experiences with ITP, a blood disorder. The inspiration for the books come from my life and the things that make me the person I am. I have always enjoyed reading to kids so that is why I like to write chldren’s and young adult fantasy.
You say your husband inspired you to start writing, do you let him read your work first or make him wait until everyone else can read it?
My husband reads and edits as I write. After I have completed a chapter, he looks over it and gives a thumbs up or down, makes suggestions and encourages me with his compliments.
Do you have any quirks to how you write?
I do not have any particular habits. I write mainly when I have the chance between all the other stuff I do. It took about three years to complete “Gerald and the Wee People” since I only worked on it a little at a time and about five years to complete “Heartaches and Miracles” since it was on an ongoing account of my experiences with ITP.
If there were no restraints on your time, either medical or financial, would you spend most of it writing or are there other things that interest you just as much?
I really love to write, though I have not had much time lately to devote to my unfinished manuscripts. I would probably continue in the same manner as I am now but if there were no restraints or other distractions, I would be free to concentrate more on the writing projects I wish to complete and actually get them done!
What are you planning on doing next/What else are you up to?
My time is spent mainy marketing and promoting the two books I already have out. My goal is to have “Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat” out by the end of the year and write a sequel to “Gerald and the Wee People” next year.
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