About Shelby Londyn-Heath:
Shelby Londyn-Heath, a transplant from New York, has been a world-traveler, crossing the Sahara Desert on the back of a salt truck, working on banana plantations in Spain, an oil company in New York, and on coffee farms in Hawaii. She has jumped freight trains across the United States, and she was the proud owner of a beachfront bamboo hut on the Canary Islands. She has worked as a counselor, social worker, and teacher
What inspires you to write?
To tell the truth is a visionary process, powerful and life-affirming.
Tell us about your writing process.
Write and then spend years revising.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters come to me at all times of the day. They can be rash and demanding or shy and difficult to communicate with. I never know. They are their own entities.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t let doubts and voices of criticism block your writing. Push through them. You can always revise later- which you should. In the meantime, keep your writing voice fresh and uninhibited.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to try a small press which I found on POETS AND WRITERS. A small press can be “a foot in the door.” The downside is most small presses don’t have money for promotion.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think more and more writers will self-publish so they 1) can keep their own royalties, 2) have their say in the publication process of their books, and 3) have full creative control of their products.
What genres do you write?: Psychological Thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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