Here at Olympia we love hearing from our authors, getting an insight into their lives in writing and asking them what their advice would be to future authors. This week we had the pleasure of interviewing JillyB about her book.
Hold old were you when you first wrote something substantial?
The first memory of writing and sharing my poetry was at Secondary School so I must have been aged eleven. I read out a poem to the class about Christmas – although slightly nervous I enjoyed the experience.
Did you ever have aspirations to become a writer?
Poetry has always been my interest either reading or just jotting down a rhyme when I felt inspired.I never imagined that my writing would be published and am very proud to see “The Scooter School” on Amazon, Waterstones and many more websites.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?
Let your thoughts flow and never give up!
What did you find easiest and hardest about writing?
Easiest is when you are relaxed and not too much on your mind.
Hardest is when you have too much on your mind.
Was it faster to write your book or to have it published?
Oh, definitely faster to write than publish in my experience. Although I now appreciate how much work goes into the publishing process – it was a great learning tool!
What was your favourite part of your book to write?
Creating the character and visualising Mr Scooter Smith scootering along. He became alive instantly and very likeable. Every part of the book became enjoyable to write with much fun along the way.
Do you have any plans to publish more work?
Yes please – yes, please! I would love to introduce everyone to the pupils at “The Scooter School”.
If you could review Olympia Publishers in just a few words, what would they be?
The words would be Exciting, Innovative, Happy Team, Forward-thinking, Diverse, Growth, Efficient and Professional. Lots of words for the review to explain a fantastic experience – thank you hugely to the whole team at Olympia!
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