JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Shanna Stroud, editor of Patients
(Zeb Ink Notes)
Shanna Stroud has unleashed a story of a young lady name Precious Bryant. Precious has finally got the chance to escape from her family. Her hardships in life will guide her in different directions in life.
Precious meets Jared along the way. His body full of steam and draws Precious his way. Precious’ love for Jared is interrupted by Mikal. Precious becomes confused. Which man is the love of her life? The chemistry of love will burst out into flames from the one she wants and needs.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Patients?
Shanna Stroud: I have always loved to put my feeling and thoughts on paper. My life inspired me to write Patients. As Iook back on different events of my life and others around me, I just had to put it in a book format.
JP: What sets Patients apart from other novels in its genre?
SS: Patients is an orginal book. The writting content is set in its own style.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Patients getting out to the public?
SS: It comes from me getting in “The Known Zone” as I call it. Staying focused on the prize: the buzz with my book in the air waves. There is a drive inside of me to have everyone wanting a copy of my books. I want to see faces of others enjoying my work.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Patients?
SS: Back in 2003, I started writing on my first book. I did alot of revisons to Patients. I got side-tracked trying to decide if I was going to approach a traditional publisher or not. I wrote on and off for about 2 1/2 years. I didn’t know exactly what direction to go with publishing. I came up with the solution of a publisher in 2009.
JP: What’s next for Shanna Stroud?
SS: I am coming out with the sequel to Patients. Be on the look out for Interlude Duration.
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