Interview with Shirley McLain

Hi Shirley McLain, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
Oltobooks : Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Shirley McLain : I am a retired RN who began writing serously upon my retirement.
Oltobooks : What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Shirley McLain : I want to continue to have fun with my writing and hope that readers enjoy the stories.
Oltobooks : When did you decide to become a writer?
Shirley McLain : I have always written but it wasn't until after my retirement that I started writing full time.
Oltobooks : Why do you write?
Shirley McLain : I write because I find it interesting and entertaining.
Oltobooks : What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
Shirley McLain : I have no idea. I woke up one morning with the idea to write a book utilizing the stories my mother had told me about her family.
Oltobooks : Where do your ideas come from?
Shirley McLain : Family, life experiences, reading about a topic. They just come.
Oltobooks : What is the hardest thing about writing?
Shirley McLain : Editing and selling are the hardest thing for me.
Oltobooks : What is the easiest thing about writing?
Shirley McLain : Writing the story
Oltobooks : If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
Shirley McLain : My latest book is not a series as yet. I will have to see what happens later.
Oltobooks : What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
Shirley McLain : I have no problems with writing a series. I do enjoy reading them.
Oltobooks : What is your favourite positive saying?
Shirley McLain : If you want to write, just do it.
Oltobooks : Where can you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Shirley McLain : I see myself as I do now. Doing what I love and sharing it.
Oltobooks : What advice would you give to your younger self?
Shirley McLain : loosen up and go with the flow.
Conversation By : Oltobooks Team
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