Welcome to Writer Wednesday! Today we jump from the world of romance to the world of children’s books as I welcome author Paula Shene. (It’s always good to mix things up a bit, right? Plus, I need some good books for my kids to read while I’m writing. Plus, she reads romance.)
Here Paula shares with us answers to three writerly/readerly questions, and tells us a bit about her books.
What inspires you to write?
Life inspires my muse; situations trigger story lines, and it produces either a children’s story, short stories, articles or blogs.
Which type of romance do you love most, and why?
Presently I lean towards psychological suspense romance in the medical or justice system milieu. I am a catholic taste reader and read everything from zombie to classics, Working of the Brain to on-line Marketing. I devour an author’s line of books. I’m always happy to find a new author or start with a beginning to a series.
What one piece of advice do you wish you’d had when first starting out?
It takes about ten years before you become known if you are published or self-published. Had I known the book I wrote was not to be a one-off, I would had learned marketing more quickly.
I have two books being published this month. I’m featured in the Peacock Writers‘ tenth collection of children’s stories to benefit Children’s Charities, and my award-winning children’s story, Digging Bones, which has been online as a WIP, will be published this month as well.
Thank you so much for hanging out with us today, Paula!
Want to learn more about Paula Shene and her writing? Visit her web page.