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?
What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.
I think that it's sad.
What would you say to your readers?
Please read and share your thoughts about Little MisFit and the book Life Lessons and Tales of Little MisFit and go to my blog on Good Reads and ask LMF a question or pose your own life lesson and humorous tale!
Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
I live in Naples, FL. I am married and my husband and I have two sons, Jason and Justin. Jason and his wife, Mary, have a baby, Kathleen. So I am a new nana.
What is your day job if you have one?
I do oil paintings - see fine art america or check out my website:
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Read and travel; paint and write.
Did you have a happy childhood?
Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
My first memory. See the book.
Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
My life as a Federal Parole Officer and cases that I handled while working the streets and suites of Chicago. Some day I'll finish it.
What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
Giving them more self-confidence and teaching them to use humor in their lives. Check out the tales and humor in Life Lessons and Tales of Little MisFit.
If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
That all adults have a sense of humor.
That all children are given opportunities to fully develop their talents - and self-esteem.
That we would appreciate one another and cherish our time on this earth.
What is your favorite music?
classical and jazz.
Share a secret with us 🙂
Life Is What You Make It!