1. Your name, What is the title(s) of your book(s)? Nancy Bone Goff I have three books: The Adventures of Slump Thacker (fiction) One-Arm Boy in a Two-Arm World (non-fiction) and my latest release, Murder at Mountain Creek (Based on a true story but partially fiction)
2. What is your genre and why did you choose to write in this genre? All of my books take place in the 1930's and upward. I like writing about people and places from the past and how things were back then.
3. Is there a particular message you wish to transfer to your readers? In the book about Slump Thacker there are some good life lessons to be learned. In One-Arm Boy the characters face many hardships and troubles along the way but their strong family bond helps them to get through each obstacle.
4. Did you find yourself researching information during the writing process? Yes. Especially in One Arm Boy and Murder at Mountain Creek. Since both books are about real life events I had to interview people who were living at the time the books took place.
5. Do you see yourself writing other types of books in the future? Yes. I am working on a sequel to Murder at Mountain Creek. I have already finished a sequel to The Adventures of Slump Thacker and I have two children's books, non of which have been published yet.
6. Do you speak to groups? If so, do you enjoy it? I do speak to groups and enjoy it very much. I have found I sell more books when I do speaking engagements than at any other time.
7. What have you found surprising since becoming a published author? I'm always surprised when someone walks up to me that I have never met and asks, "Are you the lady who writes books?" I read so and so and loved it. I always feel very humbled.
8.Can you describe the day that you saw the first book you authored in your hands? I was at home when the UPS truck arrived with my shipment. I immediately opened one of the boxes. I cried.
9. Is there any particular thing that you wish you had known before getting the book in your hands? No, because had I known how hard it can be to get out there and not only sell the books but sell yourself, I might not have chosen to publish the book at all. So I'm glad I didn't know. I have sent learned more about how to go about selling books and since I have three published books there is usually at least one book for all types of readers.
10. What was your favorite childhood toy? A stick pony. The ones that had the head of a pony on the end of a broom stick. I loved riding on it, pretending to be a cowgirl in the o;d western days. I also had a six gun and holster I wore around my waist. I shot a lot of bad guys in my day.