The answer to all three of these questions is the same. My son had multiple learning and behavioral disorders that prescription drugs could not address. His symptoms kept getting worse, and I did not give birth to watch my child suffer, so I started researching.
How long did it take you to write your first book? How many rewrites did you do on it?
You've written numerous books on funny stories about animals. What animals do you have at home?
My family and friends love animals, so there is never a shortage of stories! What's funny right now is Alexander my Doberman is having a bromance with the dog next door, and they have playdates.
How do you write? Do you start with an outline and plot it out? Or are you more of a "pantser"?
For my non-fiction books, I write with an outline. For the faith-based fictional series, I pray for direction. After I pray, it practically writes itself, and I am happy with that.
I've reviewed statistics on word counts on Kindle pages, and it averages under 190 words per page. Several of your Kindle reads show as having 20-50 pages, which by writing standards would be considered a short story. How well do those shorter reads sell compared to the one you have at 100 or more pages?
My short stories sell very well as all of them are meant to make your day brighter, and the audiobooks sell the best as I have lovely people narrating them.
What has surprised you the most in writing/publishing?
What do you know now about writing you wished you had known sooner?
What is the best writing advice you've received or could give?
My next book is The Coffee Shop 2: Love Beyond Sight. I have been praying about it. The book will have heartwarming stories about the misconception of thinking a person is one thing then finding out they are something so much more.
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