Shari J. Ryan reveals how she became a writer
Shari J. Ryan reveals how she became a writer
  1. On my eighth birthday, I received my very first diary and decided that day that I would someday be an author. I kept a diary until I was twenty-five and began writing as a career.
  2. I write Historical Fiction because of my sheer curiosity about the Holocaust because my grandmother and great-grandmother were the only two in our family to survive life in a concentration camp.
  3. I’m an introvert but have learned to become more of an extrovert while I bear my soul to the world while expressing my most inner thoughts within the pages of my books.
  4. Along with writing, I’m also an illustrator and designer. I’m pretty sure I only use the right side of my brain on a daily basis, which doesn’t always come in handy when one of my children needs help with math :).
  5. I listen to different types of classical music when writing and I have to choose certain tempos to write particular scenes.
  6. I have social anxiety but also enjoy being the loudest in a room. I’m a conundrum :).
  7. I have mild dyslexia and will usually write out every number I see or hear completely backwards.
  8. I’m ambidextrous, which sounds cool when talking about it, but as I’ve gotten older, I realize how weird it is that I can’t use my right hand to do some tasks and I can’t use my left to do others. However, I think being ambidextrous is the biggest attribute to typing so quickly.
  9.  I love traveling and have a long bucket list of all the places I plan to visit once my kids are old enough to see the world alongside my husband and me.
  10. I have naturally curly hair that is completely untamable and has been the biggest nuisance in my life since I was three. I giggle when people tell me they wish they had my hair because they might change their mind if they saw my lion’s mane when I first wake up in the mornings.

The Bookseller of Dachau by Shari J. Ryan is available to buy now.

The Bookseller of Dachau is out now.
The Bookseller of Dachau is out now.

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