Brenda McDaniel shares her new release My Angel My Hero
Welcome to author Brenda McDaniel!
Brenda McDaniel is a retired and a first-time author. I also write for a digital Christian magazine. Called Faith on Every Corner. That goes out to 78 countries. I am a southern lady, living in Virginia. I have loved to write since childhood. Writing short stories and poetry. I also have a B.S. in Psychology. And an M. A. in Counseling.
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What is your latest release?
My latest release is my book My Angel My Hero. It was released in September 2019 by Page Publishing. It's a Christian biography/Memoir about my parents. Who lived during the depression and WWII. My mother Olga(my angel) and my father Earl(my hero). And about my family. It's about faith, hope and love. The greatest of these being love!!
What are you working on now?
I have several projects that I am working on now. I hope to publish my second book called My Angels, My Companions. Published by Covenant Publishing very soon. It's about our mysterious and miraculous pet's. I am also working on a book of short stories. And another book of poetry. I also write articles for the international Christian magazine called Faith on Every Corner. Published in 78 countries.
Was there a person who encouraged you to write?
Yes I felt led by my Lord, after my parents passed away, to write. To tell people of his love, miracles and blessings. That he gave my family throughout our lifetimes. And my Christian mother also influenced me to write. With her example of love, hope and faith. Loving other's as she loved herself. She also took a writing course. When she retired and wrote one book.
What would you say are your strengths as an author?
I think my strengths as an author are compassion and love for other's. And a heartfelt and mindful way of writing. Not just putting words on paper. But writing from the heart and mind. To try to encourage and get people thinking about their lives and decisions. I also have a B.S. in Psychology and M. A. in Counseling. And have taken writing and English classes. So I have a rounded education to help with my writing skills and emotional impact on other's. You have to know how, when and where your books will go. Be very descriptive and interesting. As I try to write also.
How often do you write and do you write using a strict routine?
I write when I feel a yearning desire. Or have a pressing idea I need to write about. My writing routine is to go to a quiet part of the house. Set in a relaxing position. Turn on relaxing, peaceful instrumental music. I try to write immediately. While my ideas are still fresh in my mind.
Five years from now, where do you see yourself as a writer?
In five years, I hope to have published several books. With favorable sales. And if possible to have started writing children's books. Also, I hope to write for various magazines. As I enjoy working articles about various subject's. And hopefully getting well paid too!!