Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm The Critter Lady and I've written 3 books detailing my experiences rescuing and caring for animals in need. I currently serve the demands of 1 dog, 3 ducks, 4 cats, and a barn full of ornery horses.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The new book is Sorry Honey, But The Critters Come First, and my poor, beleaguered husband came up with the title! The book was inspired by all the great critter characters I know and love.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I don't write every day because I don't have interesting things to say every day. I do believe in honing my craft, however, and constantly trying to improve my writing skills, so I keep a dictionary and a thesaurus within reach at all times!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Stephen King's work because there is so much of it – could you come up with as many stories as he has?! I also love Bill Bryson because his books are loaded with humor, as well as a gratifying knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and all the other things writers should know but frequently don't.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on promoting Sorry Honey, while Book 4 (as yet untitled) is simmering on the back burner of my brain.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My Book Place is a great site. I also use Awesome Gang, Book Reader, and Pretty Hot.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing and don't be so arrogant as to believe that you will be the best-selling exception to the rule! Most writers (including me!) toil in relative obscurity. Don't let your ego get bothered by that fact.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Stephen King believes that real writers write because they can't not do it. Regardless of how little money they make, they continue to write because it's an all-consuming passion. That's certainly true of me!
What are you reading now?
I'm currently in the middle of Bill Bryson's The Road To Little Dribbling, which is every bit as funny as his previous books.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'll keep writing as long as I have critter stories to tell.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I refuse to pick just one! Top faves include:
Neither Here Nor There – Bill Bryson
Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
Enslaved By Ducks – Bob Tarte
Fowl Weather – Bob Tarte
Carrie, The Shining, and 'Salem's Lot – Stephen King
Author Websites and Profiles
Kelly Meister-Yetter Website