Welcome to Five for Friday as we ask featured author Susan Joyce, who is busy putting the finishing touches to her new book 'Good Morning Diego Garcia!' five questions about her writing.
Thank you for joining us today.
1.What satisfies you most about writing?
I enjoy writing. Period. Reminds me of doing picture puzzles and getting the pieces in the proper place to complete the picture and tell the whole story. I write most days. Not necessarily at the same time. But make certain I write 2-4 hours most days.
2. Where do you find your inspiration?
Inspiration comes to me in many ways. Walking can stir it, as can my dreams. Dreams play a big part in my life and also appear in my writings. Good fodder. Dreams are also a way of journeying from one place to another on a different level--a peek into consciousness. I see dreams as a different way of thinking. I love exploring their meanings.
3. Where do you write?
My writing office is upstairs and I have a wonderful view of neighboring houses and the street life. I love the calm here. A walk along the beach or through our neighborhood often stirs my imagination.
4. Can you tell us about your new book?
It will be published in November 2015. It's about crossing the Indian Ocean in monsoon season in 1975. A harrowing adventure; the scariest time of my life so far. We ended up, way off course, stranded on a coral reef in Diego Garcia, a top secret military base run by the US and Great Britain. Looking back now, it seems that someone had definitely planned our trip there. I didn't know anything about Diego Garcia until we got to the Seychelles and then discovered the history of the people and their forced deportation to the Seychelles. Happy to say, I survived the turbulent voyage and am here to write about it. Ride of my life!
5.What do you find most rewarding about being an author?
The most rewarding part of being an author continues to be that I am following my dreams and making them come true. If my books have an underlying message to readers it is: Follow your dreams! Make life happen!
Thank you Susan and good luck with 'Good Morning Diego Garcia!' Don't miss the cover reveal here on Sarah Jane's blog very soon!
If you want to know more about Susan and her books you can visit her pages here at Rukia Publishing.
Meet the author Susan Joyce
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