Good morning, Larada, and welcome to Vision and Verse, the place for Art and Authors. What have you written?
A Time to Grow Up: A Daughter’s Grief Memoir, When Will Papa Get Home?, This Tumbleweed Landed, Let Me Tell You a Story and a three book cookbook series of my mom’s recipes.
Tea or coffee?
Wine or beer?
Where would you like to visit?
Favorite musical artist.
Do you listen to music when you write?
What makes you laugh?
How old were you when you started writing?
15-16 years old
I just write.
Describe your perfect evening.
Square and round dancing with my husband.
Where do you get your inspiration?
My experiences in life and my family.
What do you do when you get a writer's block?
I have never experienced writer’s block.
Who is your favorite author?
Contemporary – Jodi Piccoult.
Classic – Charles Dickens and Shakespeare
Best book you ever read.
Last book you read.
The Easter Egg Mystery
What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer?
Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
My mom influenced me the most because we worked through a lot of difficult issues in our relationship and she was willing at an older age to face it all and heal.
If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
I would love to talk to Shakespeare and see what was his inspiration.
What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
I wrote two pieces 30+ years ago and they lay in a drawer. When I retired in 2013 I started revising one and self-published it in 2014. I self-published the second book in 2015. Don’t get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and put your dreams on a back burner. Pursue writer like it is the most important thing in your life and don’t give up.
Do you have some links for us to follow you?
Web site: https://larada.wix.com/author