Book Review

[Author Interview] Shelley Pierce

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Today, we are happy to welcome author Shelley Pierce to the Ginger Mom! Crystal and I recently had the opportunity to review Shelley’s book, The Wish I Wished Last Night and will be sharing our review of that with you tomorrow (see? Now you have a reason to come back! Tricky me *wink*)

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Shelley Pierce calls the mountains of East Tennessee home, where she enjoys her work with children and their families. Her writing includes numerous Children’s Bible study and worship curriculums through Lifeway Kids and devotions for The Upper Room (Nov/Dec 2015) and Power of Living (March 2016).

– Connect with Shelley on Social Media –
Twitter | Amazon Facebook | Blog

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Shelley, welcome and thank you for talking with us today!

Q1 – What made you want to become an author? Or is this something you’ve always wanted to do?
I have always enjoyed writing and have aspired to become an author as far back as I can remember. I was almost 40 when I finally decided to get serious about the path towards publication.

Q2 – What is your favorite part of being an author?
My favorite part of being an author is hearing how something I wrote impacted a life or even just made a small difference in someone’s day.

Q3 – What made you choose the middle grade / young adult genre to write in?
I have worked with kids for more than 30 years. While I love all ages, my favorite would be 4-6 graders. I have a desire to provide fun reading that will make them laugh but also open their imaginations and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

Q4 – Is there a message you are trying to convey with your writing or do you write just for fun?
I hope I convey “never give up”. No matter how dark today may seem, it’s going to be okay. There is always hope. My faith is central to everything I do. And it’s faith in God that gives me hope.

Q5 – What inspired you to start writing?
What inspired me? I began writing curriculum for Lifeway Kids 14 years ago. It was the idea of making a difference in lives that inspired me then. Knowing the power of words to build up or tear down, I am still inspired with the idea of building up.

Q6 – When do you find yourself writing most (morning, evening, etc.)? How about a specific writing spot or are you more of a writing nomad?
I enjoy writing early in the morning, before the press of the day sets in. I have 3 favorite spots to write – my office, the dining room table, and a writing nook created for me by my son (so I can write and watch it snow). Snow definitely inspires me 🙂

Q7 – Last but not least, what is ONE piece of advice you would give to aspiring authors or those just starting out?
Just one? I guess I’ll have to repeat NEVER GIVE UP.

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Shelley, thanks so much for being with us today! We look forward to sharing our review of The Wish I Wished Last Night with everyone tomorrow 🙂

Until then,
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