Happy Sunday! Today I introduce non-fiction self-help author, Pamela Sommers! Pamela enjoys what she does, as well as helping others; where she can! If you would like to learn more about Pamela or her books, then check her out at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, and her Author Website!
Are you an indie author or a traditionally published author?
I am an indie author, I enjoy the freedom it brings
Tell me a little about your writing journey, thus far.
Writing is very much a voyage of discovery for me. I first started writing songs in my early teens and continue to do so. As an entrepreneur in my early forties, I began writing blogs, and I wrote my debut book, Life Lessons from a 40 something…in 2017. My latest book, Building Castles In The Sky was published in 2018, and I am currently writing the follow up to Life Lessons from a 40 something.
Do you write under a pseudonym? If so explain why.
No, I use my own name
What genre do you write and why?
I tend to write non-fiction self-help as I want to help people achieve their dreams and help to remove any limitations that may hinder this; such as overcoming fears and believing in themselves.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently writing a follow-up to my first book, Life Lessons from a 40 something…which is aimed at helping women who are over 40
What inspired you to write your books?
I felt that there was a lot of pain in the world and how people, especially young people didn’t always have someone to turn to. For instance, someone may be going through loneliness; feeling that they are not worthy or have low self-esteem. I remember growing up with similar thoughts and feelings of pain and heartache. I thought if I could help at least one person through this, then it would make a difference.
What are your top 5 favorite books?
Wuthering Heightsby Emily Brontë
Be Your Own Life Coach by Fiona Harrold
The Magic Cottage by James Herbert
The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel Shinn
What does literary success look like to you?
Hearing how my books are helping people and being a New York Times Bestseller would be an added bonus 😊
How many hours a day do you write? What is your writing routine?
I don’t have a set time limit, while I’m in the flow I continue to write until the story is told. I find that writing early in the morning or late afternoon works best for me.
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it be and why?
I would love to have written Wuthering Heights, it evokes such passion and emotion, and the characters are very compelling.
What advice would you like to give to aspiring authors?
I would say, don’t overthink things and put things off for another day. Just start writing today and see what happens, you never know where it could lead to.