Broken Pieces

Author Interview – Samantha Barrett

Thursday, September 5, 2013

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Marketing, for sure!

What marketing works for you? I let you know when I find one!

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? My parents are supportive; they knew I had to do it.  My siblings and extended family were mortified, ashamed, embarrassed for me.  I don’t know why; I wasn’t.  But I guess you learn who’s got your back once you write a controversial book.  I have to give Kudos to my husband.  Of all the people that had any reason to be against this book, he is the only one.  He not only supported me, and loved me through the writing of the book, he helped me with the computer end of it, brought home dinner the days I was working on it.  I must have done something right to deserve him.

What other jobs have you had in your life? I was a Registered Nurse but when the hospitals all went to computer charting, due to the brain damage caused by my head injury I was unable to comprehend the system. I recall everything I learned from before the accident, but have trouble learning new tasks.  I was a yoga instructor for a few years, but my favorite part of yoga is turning off the brain, so now I’m a substitute instructor. I highly recommend yoga for all of you like me, who have a “monkey mind,” where thoughts jump from one to another like monkeys swinging from tree to tree. Yoga is great in getting that under control.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Anywhere as long as my husband and dogs were with me and my parents nearby.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? Lap top.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? Ten hours.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? My husband.


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Genre – Biographies & Memoirs / Self-Help

Rating – R

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