Exclusive Interview with
Dr. S. K. Grunin
When did you start writing?
At the age of 5.
What makes writing your passion?
I also love reading so it flows that I'd be passionate about writing as well.
How long have you been writing?
Over 60 years
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
That we all have been in situations in our lives where we felt or were made to feel like a misfit. This book series provides life lessons to help us all grow in our confidence, build resiliency and be able to use humor in our lives to be successful.
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
I just wish that my book, Life Lessons and Tales of Little MisFit could be put into all the hands of persons who could use its life lessons and begin to see themselves in a more positive light.
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
Take time to meditate.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
Follow your passions.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Develop a sense of humor
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
Yes - So far the reviews on Amazon and Austin Macauley -the publisher's London website for Little MisFit have been all 5 stars and even an UAE book reviewer gave it 5 stars and rooted for the "bad ass" 8 year old Little MisFit. Check out the entire review on my website: https://www.SkgCreations.com
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
I just love seeing how the reviewer connected with the character and how they used the book to communicate with grandchildren, children, and even students!
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
Yes - that's part of the fun and mystery of writing fiction.
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
Some times I found myself as Little MisFit.
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
The cover shows Little MisFit as a tomboy that she was.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
Yes - I hope to have a blog where Little MisFit can answer questions.
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
Who is your favorite author? Why?
I have so many.
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
I want the books to be far read more than it being about me. I want the life lessons to be discussed and for adults and others to share their life lessons with one another. AND I want humor to be part of it all!
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?