Ms. Boyer’s writing career began 4 years after she retired from a long, satisfying career in nursing. Her unshared dream of becoming a writer became a reality when she allowed herself the freedom to express the thoughts tumbling around in her head. Her initial goal was to tell the story of her beloved cat. After much encouragement from family and close friends who read the inspirational story, she decided to self publish a book so that others, especially animal lovers, could read her book.
Congratulations on the release of your latest book, specialt nine lives ─ nine names. When did you start writing and what got you into inspirational/family stories? I have been seriously writing about 4 years. During the lifetime of my favorite cat, I had actually promised him that I would one day tell his story. Once I actually started writing, the words flowed, and a passion I did not know I previously had began to grow.
Did you have any struggles or difficulties when you started writing? I had some difficulty believing in myself. My history as an author was writing guidelines for medical personnel. Writing an inspirational story about a cat was very different to say the least.
What was your inspiration for specialt nine lives ─ nine names? My book is based on what I learned about, observed or shared with my little cat friend over many years. As I gathered facts over time about the 10 years he lived before he was divinely sent to me, I knew I had to tell his story. Many people love animals, and will benefit from the life lessons this cat shared with me.
What do you hope readers will get from your book? I hope they will be encouraged to count their blessings, since a simple walk in the woods, or a sunset can surely enrich our lives if we take the time to partake of them.
Did your book require a lot of research? No research was needed. Over the years I had jotted down notes about situations that had occurred to my cat that I did not want to forget. These came in handy when I decided to write his story.
How do you define success? Success for me is the completion of my project, the day I can say to myself, “I am finished.” There were times I felt this may never happen as I made change after change in the process of self publishing my book.
What do you love most about the writer’s life? The quiet times alone as I write that fuel my energy levels.
Where is your book available? I can be contacted on my email address for a signed copy of the book (firstname.lastname@example.org). The book may also be purchased on line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and HALO Publishing International.
Anything else you’d like to tell my readers? It is never too late to begin to write. If you feel led to do so, don’t put it off waiting for the perfect time. Sometimes our life paths do not go as we expected, but keep holding on tight to your dream, and when an opening comes, don’t be afraid to take it.
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