Author Name: Yvonne Marrs
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/yvonnemarrs
Twitter Handle: @yvonnemarrs
Title of Novel: The Sax Man Plays series
Q1. How long have you been writing? And what was the first thing you can remember writing?
I’ve been writing for almost twenty years and published my first book eight years ago, When The Sax Man Plays Part 1 Making It. I wrote stories based on my experiences at judo and found that my tales entertained my audience, and it’s grown from there. As an only child, I loved reading and could always be found with my head in a book. Progressing to writing was natural.
Q2. Did you always want to be a writer?
Oh yes. The writing bug once it’s in you is very hard to ignore. I love to entertain, inform and inspire my audience. My writing is a great escapism from the hectic pace of life nowadays, it’s no wonder my first book became my first trilogy, then a quintology.
Q3. How did you feel when you were writing this series?
In the first book, I covered all the bases and included scenes I wanted to write about, drawing of course from personal experience to improve the realism of my characters and my work. I loved the satisfaction of looking back at my labour of love and re-reading what I’d written.
Q4. How long did it take to write?
The first book turned very quickly into a trilogy. It was approximately eighteen months to two years to write all three. I now find that my ebooks take between 6-9 months to write as I now cannot sit for a long time at my desk due to ill health. I work on my tablet with a writing app and email it across chapter by chapter to my laptop to convert into the eventual document that forms the new book.
Q5. Do you have a special place where you go to write?
Now I can write virtually anywhere. I prefer to be propped up in bed amongst my zebra cushions for support.
Q6. When you begin writing, did you ever think you’d get to where you are now?
At the beginning, I did dream of becoming an established author. Currently, I’ve published 15 books and I’m not going to stop anytime soon, as I have a new octet in the pipeline.
Thanks Yvonne for such an inspirational story. It sounds like you have a very successful career, I’m so glad you chose to share with me and my readers. Here’s to wishing you all the best in the future.