Sunday 13 November 2011


  1. What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?
My name’s Sheila Deeth. I was born in the UK but live in the US now.
  1. Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a trapeze artist when I was small but lacked the dexterity, so I decided to be a writer instead—then I could pretend and no-one would complain.
  1. When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?
I self-published some Bible story books a few years back, but even then I struggled to call myself a writer. Now my third ebook’s come out and I’m finally using the "write" word.
  1. Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
My first “book” is hand-written (scrawled) in multi-colored pen, tied up with string, and safely hidden away where no-one will find it. I was still in elementary school though when I wrote it.
  1. What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Flower Child is my latest ebook from Gypsy Shadow publishing. It’s the story of a grieving mother whose unborn child isn’t quite ghost or angel. (15 word summary--how's that!) (I really want to read this one!!)
  1. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It depends on the book, how long it is, and whether you count time spent on imaginary conversations with imaginary characters. My Gypsy Shadow books are quite short. Each took a couple of weeks or so for the first draft, then several months editing. I was doing lots of other stuff at the same time of course.
  1. What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
My first novel’s coming out with Stonegarden next July. I’m spending a lot of time editing it at the moment, but I’m also writing another Bible story book (based on Judges), another spiritual speculative fantasy, and a series of YA books.
  1. Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Absolutely! Though I dream of having too many readers and reviewers to catch up on.
  1. How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books?Who designed the Cover of your books?
I’m working on coming up with better titles—ones that won’t produce so many other hits before mine on Amazon. My publisher designs the covers and does a great job.
  1. How do you market/promote your books?
That’s something else I’m working on. I’m doing my first ever blog tour with Flower Child.
  1. Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
No hidden messages, though I hope my stories might linger after they’re read and leave people pondering.
  1. What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Keep writing. Keep reading. And never be afraid to change things.

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This cover is truly gorgeous and I'd love to read this book even though it sounds a bit of a tear jerker!


  1. Thank you so much Jeanz. And I agree about the cover. I really love it.

  2. Super interview and Flower Child is an exquisite story. It stays with you long after you're closed your Kindle.