Interview With Author Shane O'Del
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Shane O'Dell, author of An Orchestrated Mistake.
I have spent the majority of my entertainment career working in film/TV and live theatre. In each of these areas, I worked extensively in story and script development. After being sidelined by a stroke, An Orchestrated Mistake is my first attempt to write my own story. It is my first book.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is An Orchestrated Mistake. I was inspired to write it because I am a creative person, and I needed an outlet for my creativity after suffering a stroke. I started writing my first book and I soon discovered that my story had something to say that may help others.
An Orchestrated Mistake is a memoir that is serious tongue in cheek look at the destruction and recovery of a reluctant diabetic. Many of us believe ‘it’ will never happen to us, this story shows that ‘it’ does.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if it is unusual but I prefer to write before the world is awake. I love the silence of the early morning.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
An author that influenced me is John Irving author of A Prayer For Owen Meany.
What are you working on now?
I’ve outlined my next book which is a love story, currently titled, ‘Don’t Fall In Love Without Me’.
I’m currently working with my old production company in New York on the development of a crime drama television series.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Amazon is the best website when it comes to promoting my book.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I’m not one for advice but if I have any advice it would be what advice was given to me. Follow and live your passion.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Follow and live your passion.
What are you reading now?
The book that I’m currently reading is John Irving’s A Prayer For Owen Meany.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m currently working with my old production company in New York on the development of a crime drama television series. I’ve also outlined my next book which is a love story, currently titled, ‘Don’t Fall In Love Without Me’.
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?
If I was stranded on a desert island, I would take both books: A Catcher In The Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird.
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