About S.A. Molteni:
S.A. Molteni is a retired systems engineer. She is also currently a hobby farmer, avid traveler and an author of several award-winning short stories. She lives on a small homestead with her husband and a menagerie of farm animals.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired on a daily basis by the farm animals that I care for and love. Each one is a unique soul and it is an honor to have them in my life.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am an outliner when it comes to writing. Normally, I write journal entries about what happens on my hobby farm each day and from that more detailed essays are woven from the base facts.
What advice would you give other writers?
For those considering becoming an author, I would suggest that you write each and every day – does not matter how many words, just write what comes to your mind and continue doing that day after day. Before long, you will have ideas and those ideas will blossom into your story – a story that only you can tell.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have been writing for decades, but nothing intended for public consumption. When I moved to a hobby farm about five years ago, I thought that writing about it would be a great outlet while living in such a remote and rural area of the country. After speaking with friends and family, I soon realized that there was a huge audience for the short stories and essays that I had written and thus began my self-publishing endeavor.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
From what I have seen over the past five years, I think that book self-publishing will continue to attract more and more authors to release their books to the masses. The popularity of e-books, especially, will drive this wave.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Memoir, Humor
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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