About Shirley Enebrad:
I am a mother who was lucky enough to have a little boy who filled my life and my heart for 9 years. Cory was 3 when diagnosed with leukemia. We spent five and a half years living each moment as best we could. Cory’s courage, short life and subsequent death made me the person I am today. I write books, conduct grief workshops, assist grievers via my website, blog and articles– just as Cory told me to. I am a retired TV producer/writer who loves to volunteer, play with my puppy dogs and go to the beach. Over the Rainbow Bridge (My son’s journey from here to Heaven), Six Word Lessons on Coping with Grief are available via Amazon, B&N, Kindle, Smashwords, etc. I have two more books in the works.
What inspires you to write?
I was inspired to write first by my love of reading, second because I am a descendant of Jack London (distant cousins), and mostly by my son’s dying declaration that he chose me to be his mother because he was supposed to put me on my path to help others not to fear death…especially parents whose children were dying.
Tell us about your writing process.
I create notes and then write free flowing on my laptop.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
The biggest piece of advice I have is to write for a minimum amount of time every day. Set goals. Don’t stop.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to publish with an ala carte publisher because I had several friends who had done so successfully. My friends who went with big publishing houses made very little money because the publishers took such a huge percentage.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am hopeful that people will finally turn off trashy reality television and return to reading.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: non-fiction, inspirational and self-help
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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