Today my guest author is Bonnie, welcome aboard Bonnie, good luck with that cook book too!
Tell me your name: Bonnie Russell Clyne
Where do you live: Leesburg, Florida
When did you start writing? I started writing around the age of 10, which we now call “journaling.” Back then we considered it more like “diary writing.” I had a little blue manual typewriter (this was the mid-1960s), which I used for my writings. My writings contained details of what was happening around me in my family and with my friends/acquaintances, and all my thoughts/feelings about it.
What type of books do you like writing the most? So far I’ve completed two writing ventures, my published autobiography (“Buzzards to Butterflies”) and a soon-to-be-published cookbook. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing these two books, and I’m contemplating doing an inspirational fiction novel for my next project.
Pass on 3 tips about writing or publishing: As a beginning author, I’d have to say that one tip is to write about what we know, such as our experiences in life or our expertise in a certain field. My second tip would be to realize that we can take some of our real-life experiences and intertwine them with imaginative fictional situations for our book’s characters. My third tip would be that self-publishing is a great way to start, rather than waiting forever to be accepted by a conventional publishing company. We could wait forever!
What was the last book that you read? How would you rate it? The last book I read was “Separate Fountains” by Patti Wilson Byars. I found it to be an immensely thought-provoking read, telling the story of growing up in Georgia in the years just prior to the Civil Rights era in our nation’s history.
Now choose just one of your books and add a link to it: My autobiography is called “Buzzards to Butterflies” which tells about growing up in Illinois starting in the 1950s, as well as the current events happening in the would around us each year. I experienced a myriad of character-building events in life but emerged victorious in spite of it all! The link is www.facebook.com/BuzzardsToButterflies
Bonnie Russell Clyne
If you would like to be a “guest author” contact me, there are no catches and It’s easy to answer the same questions as my other guests, plus you get the chance to plug one of your books. I love meeting everyone from across the globe, keep writing!