Today I have with me the fantastic Sheila A. Nielson, upcoming debut author of the book Forbidden Sea. I'll have my review of her book up later this afternoon.
As a former children's librarian, how do you think working in such an environment has affected you as a writer?
I feel that being a librarian has affected my writing a great deal. The reason I chose to write a mermaid story in the first place is because so many children were coming into the library asking for mermaid books and we had very few to offer them. Even now, I find myself trying to think up future stories on subjects the library has a lot of need for. Talking to kids day in and day out also helped me to see the kinds of things they like, especially in the books they choose to read.
Is Forbidden Sea a stand-a-lone novel or will there be more forthcoming?
And thank you, Kristen, for inviting me to be on your fabulous blog!
Thank you Sheila for taking time out to answer my questions!
Sheila was featured on Author Safari last week - a joint project hosted by myself and Kate at The Neverending Shelf. Check out Kate's blog for the winner of Sheila's book and beautiful mermaid necklace.