Ethne Cullen, the author of 'Tangled Webs' and 'The Water's Depth', released her book in September 2019. 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, even as a teenager I was writing short stories for my family to read. I also entered poetry writing competitions.
- What was your first job?
I was a school teacher before moving to teach in two universities.
- How did you come about writing your book? Was that your intention or did you start writing for fun?
I always hoped I would be able to write a full novel and had many ideas tucked in a drawer in my desk. When I retired I decided that it was now time to start writing seriously.
- What was your life like before you became an author?
I have always led a very active life. I sat on a number of boards, play a lot of sport as well as belong to bridge and book groups.
- Did you face any struggles before becoming an author? If so, how did you overcome them?
I have lived and worked in five countries and that has sometimes presented challenges regarding settling in and relating to the locals.
- Now that you are a published author, how has your life changed, if at all?
I don’t feel that my personal life has changed much. However, people tell me that they now look at me differently as they see the book’s characters in me!
- Can you please describe a typical day in your life now?
My day is still very busy with activities. Having just completed my second novel I now have more time for my painting which I enjoy doing in my leisure time.
- What is your most memorable moment of your life as an author?
I remember opening the email which informed me that my first novel had been accepted for publication. It was a very exciting and confirming moment.
- In a few words, how would you review your experience with Pegasus Publishers?
I have found all the staff to be very supportive and professional.
- Why did you choose Pegasus Publishers?
I was looking for a publisher that accepted unsolicited manuscripts. As well, I was pleased that Pegasus had a review process for all manuscripts.