I have just been checking Shandy Jo’s links but most of the blogs etc are removed. She is also not on Twitter anymore. I have found one link where you can read her books which is on Manic Readers. The link is at the end of this post. Well, of course, it might be better to not post this one again but I loved her books and I think they are worth checking out. No idea what happened to the lady 😦
But this is part of my old “The Bee Talks With…” series so I’ll keep it for you, my dear readers…
Wow, guys and gals this lady is brilliant. Her name?
Shandy Jo, author of the Survivalista’s series which was my first book review for Butterfly-O-Meter. She can say it in practically one sentence. At least that is what she has done in this interview. Short, exact and to the point.
As a family lady she has to be I suspect to get where she is now with her blogs and her three-part series. So with no further ado, I let you see what I mean :-):
“How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?
Um, I hate describing myself. I’m eclectic, weird and very family oriented. I know that’s not a paragraph but it sums me up pretty good.
What made you write in the first place?
I love reading. After reading so much, it just seemed natural to start writing my own stories.
Which Author has influenced you and why?
I always say Peirs Anthony, because I was reading his books when I decided to start writing.
Your writing ritual (if you have one)?
I turn on my laptop and start typing or grab my notepad and start writing. I really don’t have time to have a ritual, I write when I can, where I can.
Do you suffer from writer’s block and if, what do you do against it?
Oh yeah, I just have to let it run it’s course. I might read or do research on the book’s subject, to help but overall I think for me writer’s block is my way of telling me I need a break.
Your advice for apprentice writers?
Keep writing. Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do it. Just keep at it.”
Dear Shandy thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions and for letting my readers have a closer look into your writing experience.
As for you dear readers: Survivalista’s is a three-part series which follows Indiana, Lyric and Mica three girls who have to find their way through a zombie apocalypse. This is not your usual zombie book as it does not concentrate mainly on the gory bits but on how these girls deal with it in their own special way. Certainly worth reading!
You are curious now and want to know more about Shandy and the Survivalista series? Look here:
Manic Readers: Author Shandy Jo
This is the only source I could find where you still can get her books. All links on that profile are the ones I used to have and they are removed.