I read Sonia's book a little while back and it struck a nerve with me due to personal reasons. Reading Dealing with Early Onset Alzheimer's literally brought tears to my eyes for the author and also for myself.
This week in the Virtual Book Tour we will be showcasing Sonia and her book to everyone to get to know her. I had the pleasure of doing an author interview with her and got to know her a little better. Join me now and also make sure to read Sonia's book.
Author Name: Sonia Discher
Author Website: www.soniadischer.com
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Authors Series and list of books.
Dealing with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Love, Laughter & Tears
Tell me a little about yourself, where do you live, family, hobbies!
I moved to Canada with my parents when I was 10 years old and lived in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario until I married my high school sweetheart, Steve. He joined the military three weeks after we got married and then we moved to Winnipeg for several years and eventually to Petawawa where we stayed until he retired. I currently live in Pembroke, Ontario and spend my winters in Arizona. Both of our children and grandchildren live close by and I love spending time with my family and friends. I love camping, dancing, singing and kayaking.
What got you into writing?
I wrote my first and only book after my husband passed away from Early Onset Alzheimer’s to help others who were going through what we went through. Hopefully to relieve a little of the frustration and unknown.
What’s the main thing you love and hate about writing?
Main thing I love is the satisfaction of seeing it in print and the responses I’ve had from people about my book. I can’t say I hate anything about it only that marketing is not my strong point and with I could be a bit better at it.
How do you select the names of your characters?
With my book, all the names are real. They were either friends, family or caregivers that helped me through my journey.
What is next on your list to write/publish?
I have been thinking about doing another book but haven’t done an outline yet. Maybe in the spring I’ll get serious about it.
Who is your favorite author, and why?
I have many favorites and if I listed them, I’d forget some. I love a writer that can put me in the story, make me feel like I’m there and experiencing it. If I’m left wanting more then I’m sure to read another of their books.
Who encouraged you the most to write?
Nobody really encouraged me to start the book but when I let a couple of close friends read my first draft, they encouraged me to finish it and get it published. I am so grateful for their input and encouragement.
Are you as avid a reader as a writer?
I try to read as much as possible and when I start a book, I want to finish it. I read a lot more now than 5 years ago.
What’s your favorite genre?
I like non-fiction, and suspense books.
Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what type? Or can’t you stand background noise when writing?
I’m better with no background noise when writing because I find myself singing along with the music which slows down the writing process.
Tell me a secret that none of your fans know! Do you like to cook or perhaps only wear a certain color sock!
I love to cook and I love to sing and I laugh A LOT. I think I am a very happy person.
Tell me what your main character would say about you!
My main characters tell me all the time that I am the strongest woman they know. I remember telling someone once that I’m not superwoman; my cape does fall off now and then haha.
What is your motto in life?
My motto changed when Steve got sick. Now my motto is to live every day to the fullest because we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Cherish the Past and Love like there is no tomorrow.
Does your family support your career as a writer?
Yes, definitely. I think they are very proud of me that I was able to finish the book and get it published.
Finally, any words of advice?
Yes, Hug like you mean it and never forget to tell people you care about that you love them.