Sharon Brummer, the author of Woven Web of Revenge, and Wicked Games, shares some details about their life after becoming a new author!
Did you always dream of becoming an author?
Yes, I enjoyed writing essays and plays at school.
What was your first job?
How did you come about writing your book? Was that your intention or did you start writing for fun?
I worked for Sony SA – Audio and Visual Components - for 30 years. My final position before they left SA was Channel Distributor Sales Manager. I then retired to Mossel Bay, Western Cape and decided to start writing. During my time with Sony I travelled overseas for business, as well as on a personal basis. Travel enhanced my thirst for history and writing.
With Sony SA I wrote the first Employee handbook during my many roles – one being HR Manager.
What was your life like before you became an author?
Extremely busy Mother, Wife, and career woman.
Did you face any struggles before becoming an author? If so, how did you overcome them?
As a career woman there are always gender based difficulties to face however hard work, and honesty, led to constant success in my work career.
Now that you are a published author, how has your life changed, if at all?
The world of a published author is exciting and fulfilling. The only problem is frustration with regard to the pandemic on the marketing and sales front. I love working on my latest novel, or writing poems. I have also started to write movie scripts so hopefully my books will soon be seen on the big or small screen.
Can you please describe a typical day in your life now?
My day begins with daily chores, and then a walk on the beach with my husband and dog. I usually write in the late morning, ensuring that my late afternoons are spent with my husband cooking or watching a bit of television. I speak with my youngest son, grandchildren, and daughter-in-laws, as well as my sisters, almost every day. They all live in Australia and I miss them dearly. In December 2020 my eldest son Geoffrey passed away. I still cannot comprehend the loss of my son.
What is your most memorable moment of your life as an author?
Holding that first book in your hand and being acknowledged as an author. My family being proud of my accomplishment.
In a few words, how would you review your experience with Pegasus Publishers?
Pegasus publishing process is very professional. I have learnt to be patient and appreciate the professionalism in the handling of my books. The staff have been patient and kind as I come to terms with the publishing world.
I would like to have more favourable marketing feedback, and varied ways of marketing my books for increased sales internationally. As usual I am available and willing to assist in any way possible.
I must add that the team has been extremely efficient in handling all my queries with prompt replies and detailed answers.
Why did you choose Pegasus Publishers?
My previous publisher was South African based therefore I was earning Rands which is now monopoly money. With Pegasus, and their reputation of integrity, I hope to earn Pounds. I am forever grateful to my South African publishers who instilled confidence in me to keep on writing. With every book I feel I improve and become more fluid in my stories.
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