Linda Cadose is a retired respiratory therapist who is now a children’s book author. She likes to travel, enjoys reading, and loves history. She has been to Egypt and has visited all of the historical sites she discusses in her book The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx. Linda currently resides in Carver, MA. For more information, visit http://lindacadose.authorsxpress.com/
What inspires you to write?
I love children which is why I enjoy writing children’s books. I believe that children’s books should be educational as well as entertaining. In my book, The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx, I weave fact and fiction to produce a mystery adventure, which has many facts about Egypt’s history and culture. My book teaches children about ancient artifacts and discusses the advanced technology that the ancient Egyptians possessed.
Tell us about your writing process.
I always write a book summary before I begin writing a book. Then I write an outline of the book. The outline of the book is fluid and usually changes as I write the book. I then make a list of characters. The character list contains a complete physical description of the character as well as a description of his/her personality. I use Microsoft word for the book summary, the character sketches and the outline.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I talk to my characters until I can flush them out in my mind. By talking to my characters, I can establish a relationship with them.
What advice would you give other writers?
The advice I have is to keep writing no matter what obstacles are in your way. Your writing can only improve. Make writing part of your life. Write every day. Never give up even if you receive bad reviews.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to self publish because very few publishers will accept manuscripts that do not come from an agent. I wanted to have my chance and let the children decide whether they liked my books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that more and more authors will self publish. As more and more self published books are successful the stigma of being self published will lessen until it dissipates entirely.
What genres do you write?
mystery, adventure, young adult, childrens
What formats are your books in?
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