I had the opportunity to work with Author Shannon Stewart for a promo piece for her book Grief. Luckily I was able to do an interview with her. Check her out, her book has a lot to offer. So, let’s get started with Shannon Stewart.
Name: Shannon Stewart aka Daredevil Bama Gurl aka WHITE COAT WOMAN
1.What is your earliest memory of writing?
A: I’ve always written poetry. I kept a book of them all the way into adulthood and may one day publish them.
2. How did you get started in your writing career?
A: I have so many stories floating around in my head and I’ve started and stopped over a dozen. I just never had the desire to just completely finish one until I saw my husband doing the same thing but finishing. He starts and stops stories all the time but he does it when he gets a block and he just moves to where his creativity takes him. That method works for me as well so now it’s like an assembly line. Expect to see a lot of productivity from me in writing now.
3. Do you write in multiple genres? If so, which? Is it hard to transition between children’s book author and your other styles?
A: I’ve never really just settled on a genre. Like I said, I have many stories floating around in my head and I’m pretty sure there are multiple genre involved. So, my plan is to go wherever my creative juices take me.
4.What comes to you first: title, character or setting?
A: I generally think of multiple interesting scenes. They don’t always fit so I save them for when the rest of the story pops into my head. As it develops, I start formulating the plot around those ideas.
5.How many books have you written?
A: I’ve written 3 full books so far, but I’m only about to release my first short story.
6.We know writing isn’t always the most lucrative business. Are you a full time author, or do you do other work as well?
A: I’m now a Family Nurse Practitioner and I’ve been a critical care Registered Nurse for the last 18 years. I’m also an co-executive for my own indie record label and publishing company.
7.. Do you have a certain way to set your writing mood? If so, what does it involve?
A: I don’t set a mood. I write in my spare time.
8. What is your latest book about? (book summary/sales description)
A: Grief is a short story I have on pre-order on Amazon. I write a different take on the 5 stages of grief that we typically go through multiple times in life. I sensationalize each stage a bit to make it entertaining to keep people’s attention in today’s world but at the end of each of the 5 chapters I add some White Coat Woman education. I also have a very sensational 1 minute book trailer to peak the curiosity of people who watch it.
9. Where can people find you and all of your amazing projects? (website, social media links and any upcoming events you’d like to share)
10. What is one obscure, non-writing related fact about you? (something fun, interesting, or a little quirk)
A: I’m a social media micro-influencer and I have a branded name of Daredevil Bama Gurl. It’s a name my husband gave me because I like rock climbing and parasailing and different stuff like that.
11.What goals have you set for yourself in your writing career?
A: I have just one goal for my writing career and that’s to have fun while doing it.
12.You just sold your one millionth copy, how do you celebrate? (Dream big, right?)
A: I would want to throw a huge party for everybody in my hometown of Ozark, Alabama. That’s not too big right? I would plan on much bigger things but I would want to start there so people back home could see that being from a small town doesn’t mean great things can’t happen.
13. How many books do you hope to release?
A: I don’t have a set number. I just want to continue to write as long as I’m having fun doing it.
This is where my book can be found: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LDLGPNF