Hi everyone!!! My book tour for A Chance at Love kicked off this week and I was interviewed by the blog The Reading Cat. The full interview is below:
Who is your favorite author?
I love anything with Carl Weber, Nicholas Sparks, Victoria Christopher Murray, and Reshonda Tate Billingsley. Now that the New Adult genre is huge, I love various authors from Jessica Sorensen to Colleen Hoover.
What book genre of books do you adore?
I love the New Adult genre. It’s just something about reading characters who come full circle with their lives and finding love when they least expect it. I can’t get enough of the genre.
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you live now?
I grew up in Houston, Texas, but I live in a sub city named Stafford, which is still in Houston.
Do you find it hard to share your work?
I do sometimes. I may be a bit intimidated when I share my work mostly to strangers than family or friends. With my first story, In Love With My Best Friend, I was really nervous to share it to the public because this was my first book and didn’t know how people would perceive me and my writing. So it takes a little getting used to with comments or feedback about a particular writing or work.
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
My family and friends definitely support me. They were the first one out buying my book! I really appreciate their love and support for me while trying to find my way as a writer. It means a lot.
Do you plan to publish more books?
Of course! I’m in the process of publishing my fifth book, Trust Me, which is the second book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series. The story will be released February 27th. I am taking a month off from writing and will start back in April to begin writing The Wedding Part I & II.
What else do you do to make money, other that write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…. I’m an office manager for a driving school. I run the entire office as well as help teenagers and adults with driving programs. I’m also a freelance writer, and have published several articles for various sites.
What other jobs have you had in your life?
I have been a secretary, a preschool teacher, a cashier for Old Navy and for a community college, and a substitute teacher.
How do you write- lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I have to use a computer when writing. I feel lost without one. When I have ideas, I usually jot them down on my iPad, but I have to use a computer for the final project.
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
Usually I will read, watch TV, hang out with my family and friends, or just sleep. Sleep is always good!
To check out the full interview, visit The Reading Cat blog at http://thereadingcat.blogspot.com/2014/02/sheena-binkley-her-favourite-authors.html