Welcome back readers! I hope your day is going well. Today I am excited to have Greta Burroughs as my guest. I hope you enjoy getting to know her and take the opportunity to pick up her great book at just .99¢ today!
Q: If you would have time travel abilities and could meet anyone from any time, who would you like to meet?
I would like to meet Eleanor Roosevelt. She was the First Lady during a very trying time in our history and did all she could for the war effort. She did not sit back and watch the world go by as other presidents’ wives had done. Eleanor took an active role and traveled throughout the world supporting the troops and civilians during WWII. She was her own person with thoughts and opinions and was a great role model. I admire her very much!
When you have time for yourself, what do you like to read?
It varies with my mood. When I just want to be entertained, I read light-hearted books. Sometimes, I’m in the mood for a good action packed novel and other times, a tear-jerker.
What is your all time favorite movie?
That’s a hard one, there are too many to choose from. I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Somewhere in Time, and Avitar.
Are there any specific authors that you admire?
Anne McCaffery, Isaac Asimov, and David Eddings because I love fantasy and these authors really know how to create a novel I can lose myself in. My husband, Robert DeBurgh because he is a great writer and mentored me and encouraged me to start writing.
If there was one author you could meet with and learn from, who would that be?
Anne McCaffery, she is a master at creating believable new worlds and characters.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Are there any tips you could give that you learned along your path of picking up the pen to having a published novel?
Believe in yourself but remember there is always room for improvement. There is more to being a writer than just writing a book. Take advantage of all the tools you have such as beta readers, proofreaders and editors to make your book as perfect as it can be before publishing it.
Do you plan on being a full time writer, or do you have other career plans?
How long have you been writing?
I am a full-time writer mainly because I cannot work outside my home. I started writing in 2005 after being diagnosed with ITP and have loved that choice ever since. I just wish I could make some money out of it!
What do you write? Specific genres, ages groups, etc.
I have one non-fiction memoir written for others who have ITP and to spread the word about this blood disorder. I mainly write children’s books for ages 5-8 and MG/YA fantasy for ages 9-99.
Where to find Greta Burroughs:
(US Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JKMT0Q
(UK Amazon) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004JKMT0Q
Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. Her love of reading began at an early age and blossomed over time to include many different genres, her favorite now being fantasy.
As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story time was the highlight of the day.
It has been a while since Greta was in a classroom but she had lots of experience in reading to children of various ages and remembers what they enjoyed listening to. She tries to incorporate that knowledge into her work as an author and believes it makes her a better writer of children’s and young adult books.
She now resides in SC with her husband, Robert and three dogs. Greta has six books published at the present time; three children’s books in the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series, two MG/YA fantasy entitled Gerald and the Wee People and House on Bo-Kay Lane, and a nonfiction account of her experiences with an autoimmune blood disorder called ITP – Heartaches and Miracles.
For more information on Greta’s books visit http://booksbygretaburroughs.weebly.com/