About Shirley J. Davis:
Shirley J. Davis is an advocate, speaker and author focusing on the disorder she understands best, her own, dissociative identity disorder (DID). Shirley lives in rural Illinois with her brother, his wife and their two young sons. She enjoys writing and spending time with her four-year old nephew Michael. Shirley can be found on Twitter and on LinkedIn under her full name. Shirley also owns and operates a website dedicated to spreading awareness about dissociative identity disorder.
What inspires you to write?
I have been writing since I was in the third grade and what inspires me to write is the good feeling I get when someone reads my material and is moved or enlightened. That is the best feeling in the entire world.
Tell us about your writing process.
I think of an idea, allow it to stew in my mind for a few days or weeks and then put it down on paper. It sounds easy but I assure you it is not.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I can feel and hear them in my mind. I put down what they are saying and feeling. Odd but true.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up and write, write, write. The more you write the better your writing becomes. Also, always be open to criticism because that is what helps us grow as writers.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish with KDP.com until I can find an agent and a book publisher who will take me on.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Books are going more and more digital but holding a book in your hand will never go out of style.
What genres do you write?: Fiction children's, Non-fiction mental health
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Both eBook and Print
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