Christine Cornforth, author of In The Dog House, was originally published on the 1/12/2016. We thought it was time to catch up with the author and ask a few quick questions about her life as an author, and how things have changed for her.
Did you always dream of becoming an author?
I have always loved books, but never imagined I would become a published author. Although It is something I have wanted to do for about twenty-five years.
What was your first job?
My first job after leaving school was working as a machinist in a sewing factory making work-wear. Things like boiler suits/overalls, work trousers and jackets.
How did you come about writing your book? Was that your intention or did you start writing for fun?
I started writing just because I wanted to, I spend a lot of time with my dogs and it seemed right to write about their lives.
What was your life like before you became an author?
Just the same.
Did you face any struggles before becoming an author? If so, how did you overcome them?
I became disabled so my life changed completely. Having the dogs around me helped me. They accept me the way I am.
Now that you are a published author, how has your life changed, if at all?
It’s a great feeling when people tell me how much they enjoyed reading my book, and talk about the events and dogs in the book.
Can you please describe a typical day in your life now?
At some point in the day, when my disabilities permit I go to a small building in our garden, where I sit in peace and quiet with the dogs and write.
What is your most memorable moment of your life as an author?
So far, I have several memorable moments:
Being offered a contract
Going through the publishing process
When the books arrived for the first time, opening the box and taking out a book.
People telling me how much they enjoyed reading the book, and being asked to sign their copy.
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