About P. A. Zimmerman:
A former seminar trainer/regional education manager for Wella USA, who has a penchant for interesting and humorous, Patricia infuses fact with fable to capture the attention of readers in this novella ensuring they will enjoy every minute of this awareness story.
A beach bum living at the shore most of her life, she attributes her children and grandchildren for the inspiration to write this, her first book. She has donated over a hundred books to organizations such as The Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Florida, and the Brigantine Marine Station in New Jersey who support saving the oceans and Sea life.
What inspires you to write?
My love of story telling I believe came from my mom who never put them on paper but amused me nightly as a child. I never made time for two of my favorite dreams; to write and to paint. Since I am now retired, I have been doing both.
Tell us about your writing process.
I too, can make up a story in my head for my grandkids (thanks Mom). A thought will creep into my head and before long I have a scenario. I started to use outlines, but found them restricting my creativity to extrapolate. I will often go back and rewrite a few paragraphs and the outline gets lost in the shuffle. It is rough housing a creative brain, when it comes to writing, because the juices keep flowing into another chapter, I haven’t even begun yet. However it does work for me.
Do what works for you.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Absolutely they become my best friends or worst enemy, depending on how hard it is to create their character.
What advice would you give other writers?
Stay true to your belief in yourself. Never let rejection get you down. Accept a negative critique; analyze it, use it to improve…or not if you like what you have done.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am too old to wait months for an agent to tell me he cannot squeeze in one more query because he has already filled his quota of 100 unknowns.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Indies are outselling traditionally published. And now the ebooks are swarming the market.
What genres do you write?: YA, Adult Fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Both eBook and Print
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