Sylvia Stein is an amazing lady and one I’m proud to know and work with at Stitched Smiles Publications. She is passionate about what she does and will go to the end of the earth to help someone. You won’t find a better friend or partner to work with than her. She is all in 100%. If you haven’t read anything she has written what are you waiting for? Go get one now! You won’t be sorry. Now, I would like to introduce you to Sylvia Stein…
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
I actually wrote my first story back in high school it was called the Bride and it was a small New adult story. I have always written stories since I was about 5 I always wanted to create different worlds and characters and be transformed.
2. How many books have you written?
Well I have written many anthologies so overall with my two solo books I have published 10 books. I began with my Writer’s 750 on LinkedIn and published several anthologies with them and then I worked on one anthology for charity and then came by solo books of Closure and Chasing Clarity and I will soon have the prequel to Closure which is The Diary of a Broken Father.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
I do not think I would ever write any type of romance or better term erotica in my books. I admire those that can write them but I do not see myself writing them since I do not go that explicit during scenes I do write a bit of romantic scenes in my works but nothing too explicit.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
Okay well I am 45 years of age, I am married to my wonderful husband Jeremy Stein and I have three amazing kids Paul 11, Michael 10 and Connie 6 her actual name is Consuelo after my beloved grandmother. Yes, I do have another job I am an indie author and also course developer. I do the course development on the side as my editing internship with Stitched Smile Publications and I am also now interning in the marketing side too. A big shout out to Stitched Smile Publications and everyone there including yourself Becky.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
Wow that is a good question. I love all of my books because each one of them brought out many emotions, but I think the one book I love the most out of all of them has to be a book I am working on for next year which is going to be a thriller new adult and the emotions I went through to bring this story took me to every place emotionally. It is a fictional story but I incorporated the elements of a person who has a mental disorder in this case more than one personality and there is a murder and well I do not want to give it away. I am pushing myself to not be afraid to write what I feel and this book coming out next year I hope is going to do that.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
Wow, this question is one that is always hard because there are so many who have inspired me but if I had to pick one person I have to say my teacher from back in High School Mr. Ericson who sadly passed away this past month. His class which was English 5 was one of the reasons I love English and wanted to teach it. He showed us so much in his class through books like The Great Gatsby which Is when I I first began my love for this book and F. Scott Fitzgerald, we also learned about Tennessee Williams a Street car named Desire, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Classical music and also Art like for example Rembrandt, Degas et.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I love to sing Karaoke whenever possible. I always enjoy singing. I love to do have Karaoke parties with my friends and sing. Last year for my birthday we had a blast. It is so much fun.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
Usually when I finish a book I am just so happy I just tend to take time to read the book aloud like a table read which always helps me too see if there are any plot holes. However the first thing I do is the happy dance each time I am done with my books.
9. Where do you write? Quite or music?
I have to have music at all times. I can’t write when it is quiet. Music inspires my scenes especially musical scores like Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, John Williams, James Horner, Craig Armstrong. Etc.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
Well I think as authors we can always improve I think I would change the way I sometimes am a bit wordy.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
My favorite dream is the one where I see my grandparents and Dad they all passed away and I miss them dearly. Any dream with them I am happy. My favorite author is Jodi Picoult I just love her work and books.
12. Where do you live?
I live in Fuquay Varina NC but I am originally from Brownsville Texas.
We do not have any pets here. I love Dogs. We may get a puppy next year but at the moment the only pets we have are two little house doggies who are really my mother and father in law’s pets.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is when I catch myself crying in between the scene.
First and foremost, thank you for having me on today Becky, I love that I met you since we both work for Stitched Smile Publications which is one amazing place to work.
Additionally, I also do an audio podcast through podbean.com It is called the sylstein author channel. I am enjoying this new venture into podcasting and bringing author interviews and writing tips, promos and all that is about authors, writers and readers. I just began back in January but I am learning so much from it.
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Sylvia, thank you so much for letting us get to know you better. I wish you loads of happiness and much success! Much love to you!