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 Therese Sullivan about her book.
1. Hold old were you when you first wrote something substantial?
I wrote my first novel at 57. Before this I would tell stories, but was never able to commit them to paper
2. Did you ever have aspirations to become a writer?
I have always loved the idea of being an author, but after several attempts I believed it would never happen for me
3. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Believe in yourself
4. What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?
Relax, believe in yourself and just give it a go.You can’t fail if you enjoy what you do and write what you know.
5. What did you find easiest and hardest about writing?
The easiest thing is telling a story. I find it just flows; the characters tell their own stories.The hardest thing is knowing when to stop editing.
6. Was it faster to write your book or to have it published?
Some stories evolve very quickly, others I have to wait for them to mature. So that’s a hard question to answer. Certainly, the publication process with Olympia was painless and seemed to flow well.
7. What was your favourite part of your book to write?
Wow. Another hard question. Whatever part I’m writing at the moment is my favourite part.I enjoy how the characters take their own stories and take me to places I hadn’t originally intended.
8. Do you have any plans to publish more work?
I’d love to publish more. I’d love for people to want to read my stories, just so I can write more. I already have 5 books ready to go (maybe just a final edit of course) and 13 in the works, all different and at different stages.
9. If you could review Olympia Publishers in just a few words, what would they be?
Supportive, responsive, helpful, efficient.
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