About Olivia Ostergaard:
I’m a legally blind wife/mother, who’s used guide dogs for over eight years. I’ve been married to my husband, Jim, for over 25 years. We have one son, who is in college. I have two BA’s, 1) Cal Baptist University-’77, Psychology, and 2) Cal State Bakersfield-Fine Arts (Vocal Music )/English. I live in the Central Valley of CA.I love Bible study. My hobbies include: biking, bowling, baking,hiking,Old-Time Radio, Jazz, Country Christian music. I have been an advocate for the blind and disabled both locally and nationally.
What inspires you to write?
I have been writing since high school. I felt I had a story to share, one that God gave me. I want to inform, inspire, and challenge readers, whether believers or not. I have so much to say, and I hope to do this for the remaining years of my life.
Tell us about your writing process.
I use a screen reader, which helps me write. It talks, telling me the keys as I type. I wrote the book in about five years, editing, and had to have a proofreader. I’m still new at this computer stuff. I read and researched writing techniques. I am an avid Writer Mag reader. So, I just followed their suggestions. and voila, there you go!
What advice would you give other writers?
Just don’t give up on your dreams and your writing. It’s a lonely business, but rewarding when published.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Again, by reading Writer Mag. I actually prayed and God led me to my self-publisher. I research them for a year and a half.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think trads are really hurting. From what I’ve red, the selfs are taking over. On the other hand, it’s not what folks think it’s cracked up to be. Without funds, freebies are your only recourse.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Christian Non-Fiction /Memoir
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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