Author Interview with Elayne Palmer

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Author Interview

How did your journey as an author begin?  

I believe it began with the first words I ever read and continued as I read every book I could get my hands on until now. It’s a never-ending journey!

Was it something you always wanted to pursue?  

No. It was a happy accident.

Who or what motivated you to write?  

As part of my continuing education requirement as a teacher, I participated in the New Jersey Writing Project. Jameel’s Plan was a result of that experience.

Do you have a tip that you can offer your peers (poets and writers worldwide)?  

I wrote the book in 2003 and sent it to a publisher (refused), put it in the closet, checked on self-publishing (too expensive), back in the closet. Then, this year I connected with Winn Publishing, and they accepted it! So my advice is to never give up.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

Living in Abilene, loving on my grandkids, and possibly doing a bit of writing.

What does being an author mean to you? 

It’s such a new idea to me, that I have no words.

What’s your favorite quote and who’s it by? 

“Joy is peace dancing. Peace is joy at rest.” F.B. Meyer

If you could co-author with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be and why? 

Timothy Palmer, my son. He’s a talented speaker, essayist, poet and song-writer. Working with him on a project would be awesome!

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