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Be An Author Interview – Shirley Ford, Author of Every Why and Be Mindful

Shirley Ford
Today we have another interview with a self-published author, Shirley Ford, who also happens to live in the same village as me (what a creative place!) Shirley Ford, originally a director of an import/export company, at the age of fifty-five suddenly changed direction. She became a carer for the elderly in their own homes. It meant much less money, but a far more rewarding career. Whilst working as a carer, she realised how touch was so important to her clients, such as holding a hand, or washing their feet. She took a course in Reflexology so that she could give hands on treatment to her elderly clients. Shirley has moved around extensively around England and Wales, but has now retired and lives in Dorset, where she enjoys long walks on the beach, reading and of course writing. She has attended various writing courses and workshops. Shirley runs a writing group in her local village called the Jurassic Coast Writers. She belongs to a local book club, and an English Country Dance group; but one of her passions is Tai Chi; she regularly attends classes and recently took part in World Tai Chi Day in Exeter in Devon. She has published two novels; Every Why and Be Mindful available as ebooks.

And now on to the interview. Thank you for joining us today Shirley. Can I start by asking:
Where did you first get the idea to write a book? (more…)

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Be An Author Interview – Lu Ann Staheli, Author of Leona & Me, Helen Marie

Lu Ann Staheli Today’s interview is with Lu Ann Brobst Staheli. Lu Ann got her start as a celebrity paparazzi-stalker-chick, which led to her award-winning career as a ghostwriter for celebrity memoirs. A masochist at heart, she taught junior high school English for 33 years, moved to the school library for year 34, and once spent two weeks summer vacation backpacking through Europe with 15 of her students. She has won three Best of State Medals–two for writing and one for teaching–but refuses to wear them all at the same time because she’d hate to be known as a show-off. Her published works include A Note Worth Taking; Leona & Me, Helen Marie; When Hearts Conjoin; Psychic Madman; One Day at a Time: Teaching Secondary Language Arts; and Books, Books, and More Books: A Parent and Teacher’s Guide to Adolescent Literature. (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Glennyce Eckersley, Author of An Angel at My Shoulder and Take Six Angels

Glennyce Eckersley
For today’s interview I would like to welcome Glennyce Eckersley. Glennyce’s first book, An Angel at My Shoulder, was published in 1996 by Rider books, Random House, and quickly became a best seller in many countries. Several more books have followed over the years, including Angels and Miracles, Angels to Watch Over Us, Saved by the Angels, Teenangel and An Angel to Guide Me. (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Author of This, That and Sometimes the Other

Today, we are meeting another author who is helping to expand on the contents of Be An Author by sharing their experiences. I’d like to welcome Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Rochelle is a Kansas City, Missouri USA native who was initially trained as a graphic artist. Her short story anthology THIS, THAT AND SOMETIMES THE OTHER, debuted in November of 2011. (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Felicity Warner, author of A Safe Journey Home

Welcome to the first of a new series of posts, based around my latest book Be An Author. These bonus author interviews will offer a peep into the motivations and feelings of a growing number of contributing authors, and expand the range of viewpoints already found in Be An Author. I hope you find them enlightening and enjoyable.

Felicity WarnerThe first author I would like to introduce is Felicity Warner. (more…)