A fellow author that has been banging at the stall doors, waiting for their work to hit the shelves as sitting idle does not suite. Sandy Frediani, tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I began writing in 1999 when access to a keyboard unlocked the imprisoned stories within the music.
How did you go about getting published?
By accident. I joined an online writer’s group in 1999 and in 2000 an epublisher who was also a member asked to publish my novella Emach’s Story, which is the original title of Reclamation. That epublisher ceased publishing in 2003 and closed his doors in 2006. I decided to change the title, add more to the story and am self-publishing.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
No particular day/time. Whenever the story calls. Place is at the computer keyboard, although I’ve made notes on my tablet…erm…bookmarks, napkins, post-it notes, whatever is handy. Process is to write first, fix later.
At least your list didn’t include tests, assignments, and class sketchbooks… cause that’s kind of how my list looks. So, what do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
Recently retired from retail. I’m owned by a couple of goofy cats. Hobbies – handspinning (wheel and spindle), weaving, photography, sketching, reading…lots of reading.
A fellow spinner!!!!! I say ‘I spin’ and people either think I ride stationary bikes or I run around in circles… it’s kind of sad really. Before we get off on a tangent… what’s your all time favorite animal? It can be mythical.
I have always loved horses and cats.
Do you have a favorite myth? If so, tell us about it!
I’m not sure I have a favorite.
Awe, come on, your a spinner! You could go with Norse myths about Frigg or Greek myths about Arachne, both of which are spinners and Arachne is a weaver. Personally, I’m kind of partial to Frigg, but I understand as I don’t think I could pick an ALL time favorite myth. Either way, before you go tell us about your next book project and give us a link to find you at.
Next project is finishing up The Binding and getting the first book of the series out in the world. along with the four books of The Binding, works-in-progress are a sequel, prequel and two companion stories.