Anne Nelson, the author of All in a Daydream released her book in March 2020. We wanted to catch up with the new author and see how life had been treating her since she was published.
Did you always dream of becoming an author?
Yes, I did. It took a few extra decades but my dream was finally realized.
What was your first job?
I worked in the variety department at a local grocery.
How did you come about writing your book? Was that your intention or did you start writing for fun?
It was a kind of therapy. In 2016 I lost my best friend to cancer; nine days later, my dad passed away due to complications to a brain tumour; and seven weeks following my mom died from Alzheimer's.
Since I never got a chance to mourn for Mary, I started to write her a letter.
Then I decided to write the story and that became the book.
What was your life like before you became an author?
I worked in the world of sales and marketing. Mostly electronic, radio. But dabbled in print and most recently have worked in television.
Did you face any struggles before becoming an author? If so, how did you overcome them?
As mentioned under 'how I came to write the book', those were my personal struggles. Have had some sadness in the family as well but in all those cases, all I could do was be as supportive as possible.
A shoulder to cry on for the most part.
Now that you are a published author, how has your life changed, if at all?
In all honesty... not that much. I do try and get on social media more since my book launched during a pandemic, what are the odds.
I'm just hoping the people who've read it have enjoyed it.
Can you please describe a typical day in your life now?
I'm organizing a mailer to go out in the next couple weeks to bookstores around the Pacific Northwest in the hopes to generate interest.
I'm offering to come and do book signings if they decide to purchase the book.
Also working on another book. In the hopes this one is successful enough that another will be sought after.
What is your most memorable moment of your life as an author?
When my copy arrived in the mail and I got to hold my book for the very first time.
What a thrill.
I never hoped for fame and fortune... but I do wish to be successful, if that makes sense.
In a few words, how would you review your experience with Pegasus Publishers?
Amazing. They are a wonderful company and everyone was very helpful answering questions and concerns that arose throughout the process.
Hope I get to work with them for years to come.
Why did you choose Pegasus Publishers?
I knew the name and was beyond thrilled that they were accepting new author submissions. When they reached out to let me know they'd be happy to work with me to get my book published I couldn't believe my luck.
Still feel so lucky today for having them in my corner.
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