Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written many e-books and a few soft covered books that are all self-published. My first self-published book is Piece of Planet or Planet of Peace. It is an autobiography that is an account of a trust walk I did, mostly on faith without any money or very little money, in order to let go of my soulmate who took his life when I was younger. I also write spiritual parables, short stories, poetry and stage plays. When I am not writing or thinking about writing, I am spending time with my companion goat. Goats have brought sanity and play into my life.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Cornelius the Goat. It is a short story that is part of the legacy of one of my goats that passed over in 2017. It has photos of my beloved current goat Sunshine, but the character is modeled after my beloved late goat Rocky. It is inspired completely by Rocky who resembles the main character. I know goats better than I do humans. It is a heart-warming story filled with action and suspense. It was written to support animals.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I take dictation when I write. I “hear” words coming to me and write them down. I don’t think about them before I write them, I listen to them. In this way, a lot of my writing can be called “channeled.”
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Paulo Coelho is my favorite author. I used to sleep with a stack of his books near me. His life as a humanitarian is also inspiring. Sometimes I meet people who are Coelho fans and we hug. He brings people together. I also love the books of Jeff Greenwald. He is an awesome travel writer that puts his heart and soul and life into his books. His books fill me.
What are you working on now?
Actually, I started creating video poetry. I am making videos of my poetry accompanied with music and visuals. I put them on youtube. I write poems like taking vitamin pills. I am hoping to get my plays produced. They are mostly comedies. One of them supports animals another highlights mental illness. I will write more plays once these are produced.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am a late bloomer when it comes to marketing my books. I was so caught up in my writing that I only started to market.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t quit your daydream.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’s often better to say “sorry” than “please.” For example, if you really want to go somewhere to see a view, it is better to just go and see it. You might have to say “sorry” to someone, but if you asked first, saying “please,” you might have received a “no.”
What are you reading now?
I am listening to a book on cd, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
What’s next for you as a writer?
As a MamaGoat, I write what I know. I know goats. I have some books about goats that I wrote. I want to write another. My goat Sunshine is my muse. He knows a ton of English and is extremely smart. He is a mama’s boy. He might butt someone, however. He is not such a people goat unless someone has food. He’s a foodie. Goats are funny. I want to write another comedy.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Shopping for Buddhas by Jeff Greenwald, The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald