Saturday, September 20, 2014

Interview with author Sandy Appleyard

Why did you pursue writing?

Since I was a little girl poetry and short story writing was always something I enjoyed.  When I wrote my first memoir and then my second it occurred to me that there was more to it than a simple interest.  After typing the words ‘the end’ on my first romantic suspense, I was hooked.  Now I’ve written eleven books in total and have loved every minute of it.

What inspired your book?

It began with simple journaling of the funny things my kids would say to me or to my husband; I wrote them down so I would remember to tell family members when they called or came over.  It turned into a book after about two hundred of them.

How long have you been publishing your work?

Self-publishing was something I had to do after being rejected by traditional publishers more times than I care to admit (don’t feel bad, I have two works under contract now-to be published later this year!).  My first memoir was published in 2010, four years after I began writing. 

What’s your writing environment like?

My living room couch is where all the magic happens.  A big bay window, a leather couch, a laptop and a warm cat are my company each day when I write.  Who wouldn’t be inspired?

What projects are you currently working on?

As far as works in progress, I have one that I just completed; a thriller, and another thriller that is approximately halfway finished.  There is another manuscript I can’t wait to start but in the meantime I’m doing research for it while I finish my current project.

Author Bio:

Sandy Appleyard writes both fiction and non-fiction:  memoirs, self-help, suspense, romance and mystery/police-procedural.

When she isn’t writing books, she writes blogs, reads, exercises and obsessively cleans her house.

Sandy is also an animal lover and gives regularly to local Humane Societies.  She lives in Niagara Falls, Canada with her husband, two daughters and her cat.

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