In August of 2014 I was still in the first few months of my blogging life. One of the early supporters of my efforts, as I am sure he was for most of you, was Chris, The Story Reading Ape. This was my first guest post ever, which he kindly hosted. I hope you will head over and read and also if you have not availed yourself of this wonderful opportunity to promote your work to a massive new audience, that you will accept The Story Reading Ape’s open invitation to do so.
Here is a snippet from the interview and I hope you enjoy.
Hi my name is Sally Cronin and I am writing this from my home in Madrid where I live with my husband. Before I was a writer, I was many other things to many other people . Now into my 60’s I am enjoying converting a lifetime of travel and meeting fascinating people into words in books, short stories and by blogging.
My relationship with books by other authors.
We moved around a great deal when I was a child with my father’s naval career and lived in some amazing countries such as Sri Lanka, Malta and South Africa. Luckily for me, my two elder sisters who were ten and eleven years older, let me trail behind them from the age of 18 months and when possible do whatever they did. Something that sometimes did not end well! However they were both avid readers and apart from wonderful bedtime stories they taught me my letters and by the time I went to school at age four I was hooked and raring to go.
Obviously my first books were the standard fare for that age group in the late 1950’s but I soon progressed to more advanced reading. I was eleven when I caught chicken pox and was confined to bed for ten days which gave me the opportunity to read War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I will admit to not understanding large portions of the book but armed with a dictionary ,by the time my spots had disappeared ,my love of epic books and drama was intensified.