Author Interview: Glenda Shaw

Question #1: What made you want to become an author?
I always loved reading, writing, and learning, and over the years I have been encouraged to write by many friends. A couple of months before I retired, this past June, I wrote a very short booklet to answer some of the questions about the industry that I had spent the last decade in. I have since unpublished that little booklet as I have another plan for it. My second book came from notes I made as I wrote letters to my granddaughter to help give her deal with some of the life challenges she was facing.

Question #2: What genre of books do you write?
So far I have the one nonfiction book published, but I am working on a children’s book that I hope to have ready for a fall launch. I have also started working on my memoir. I have some interesting and entertaining things to share, especially the miracles that I feel should be shared.

Question #3: How long have you been writing books?
Since grammar school, but my family laughed because I was a terrible speller! Who knew that spell check, and Grammarly and other programs would come along and change our history!

Question #4: Are you self-published or traditionally published? And tell us why you chose either.
Self-published and I am so glad that I took the plunge.

Question #5: What’s the best tip you can give to a new author?
Learn about marketing and launching before you publish! Joann Penn has some great information to help anyone starting out.

Question #6: What’s your writing routine like?
I try to write 1000 words or more in the mornings, then I try to promote for an hour or two. My office is an enclosed porch with plenty of natural light and beautiful views.

Question #7: What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?
I would like to think that the readers of my books would feel empowered to overcome something, be it lack of knowledge or the ability to realize that if life gives you lemons, you can cry or you can get on board and build a lemon aid stand!

Bonus Question: Why should a reader want to read your book?
To gain knowledge, encouragement, to grow in skills and become a more confident person. My book is not fluff, it is written to help therefore it is not entertaining.

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Friday’s 99cent eBooks

Literature & Fiction

By: Pamela Taeuffer
Coming of age story about first love, overcoming childhood fears from growing up in family alcoholism, taking risks and learning to trust herself. Nicky Young is afraid to turn the door knob to her front door because of what might wait inside. How will she learn to transition into a life filled with joy?
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Sick of a life full of fear and regret, Charlie Thatcher finally decided to quit his job and pursue his dreams of traveling the country and being a writer. Though his dream was short lived. Tragedy struck, and ended his life before he ever had the chance to live it.

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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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Education & Reference

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Educational Children’s Books,

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Children’s Books

By: Murielle Bourdon
Thomas is a very smart student at his school. He excels in Math and French, but because of this he is called “teacher’s pet” and “Genius” by the basketball team captain, Victor, and his friends. After school one day, coincidentally on his birthday, he runs into Victor and his friends and gets bullied verbally and physically. He does not tell his parents or grandparents when he gets home, but instead chooses to enjoy the birthday celebration they all planned for him. After all, he could use all the love he can get. But an unexpected thing happened when he started to worry and cry about having to go back to school and face Victor and his friends.

Religion & Spirituality

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A Time for Everything

by Mysti Parker (Author)

After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.

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Across the Darkling Sea

by K. Ferrin (Author)

Magic is forbidden in Brielle, and now, so is she. Fleeing her mother’s attempts on her life, the hostility and indifference of her closest friends, and the reality that she is living a stolen life, Evelyn sneaks aboard a riverboat headed for the coastal city of Middelhaern. There, she can book passage to the mysterious island of Dreggs-home to warlocks and other terrifying monsters whom she’d thought only existed in stories from her childhood. Among them, she hopes to find the man who cursed her family, and with his help or without it, reverse everything that has gone so terribly wrong.

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