About Birgit Stubblefield:
I am an accidental author. My day to day living revolves around “writing” loan applications as a mortgage loan officer. I have been working in the mortgage business for the past 14 years. With all the up’s and down’s during the mortgage melt down I could write a book about all the challenges as a loan officer. But that would be really boring. When Harper came along my life changed. After a long struggle I thought about writing about the struggles between humans and canine. Together with my friend Debra Wagner we are telling the stories of our two rescue pooches. We thought that reading about their different back grounds and challenges would be a lot more fun. So, here it is….the first book in a Rescue Series, A Tale of Two Dogs. We hope you enjoy the stories of Harper and Cricket and their families. Stay tuned for “Rescued: Out of the Shadows” to be released in Spring 2015.
What inspires you to write?
My dog Harper. Although not the first dog we owned, we were unprepared for his impossible puppy behavior. Struggling through puppyhood it was pure joy and the most amazing feeling when the AHA moment finally came during an obedience training class.
Tell us about your writing process.
With my story being non-fiction and limited time available for writing I am a “seat of the pants” writer. I try to carve out time in the evening and just put my thoughts down. TV and noise are distraction so I turn everything off so I can “hear” my thoughts.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
This is non-fiction but I would think one interacts with their characters much like living, breathing individuals?
I can imagine to like some and detest others…lol
What advice would you give other writers?
Just to chose any style that is most comfortable. I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to go about it. Don’t listen to negative comments or advice. Try to ignore the inner voice that some times let doubt creep into your mind. Surround your self with positive and encouraging people. Write what you are passionate about. Don’t write with ratings or sales in mind. Just write the best darn thing you can.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After contracting with a publisher the first time we were very disappointed about the level of support. We had no complaints about the publishing process itself but there was no assistance with marketing at all. We were on our own. Emails and communication was more of “what do you do for me” kind then encouraging and supporting.
With doing all the work on our own we decided to self publish. We contracted with an Indie publisher who assists with formatting, uploading etc.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self publishing will be the way for most authors, perhaps with self publishing assistance.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Animals
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Birgit Stubblefield Page On Amazon