Name: Sharon Freyaldenhoven
Hometown: Conway, Arkansas
Dorrance Publishing (DP): Tell us about your book.
Sharon Freyaldenhoven (SF): When Rudolph’s nose won’t light on Christmas Eve, Santa’s elves must do some fast thinking to get him in the air with his toys.
DP: What made you want to write your book?
SF: Thinking about how children love Santa Claus and unicorns, the words just spilled out.
DP: How long did it take you to write your book?
SF: It actually only took about two days.
DP: How do you ch
oose the names of your characters?
SF: The character names came from my inspiration.
DP: What do you do when you have writer’s block?
SF: Listen to people, watch people, ask questions.
DP: What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
SF: When the elves tell the story of finding the unicorn.
DP: If you were stuck on an island and had to have one pe
rson from each
category with you, who would they be and why?
DP: One character from your book:
SF: Santa, of course
DP: One fictional character:
SF: Dare I repeat myself….
DP: One famous person:
SF: Really? Let’s say it all together…Santa Claus!
DP: Besides writing, what are your other interests?
SF: I love to paint.
DP: Do you keep a journal?
SF: Yes, I have kept a journal for years.
DP: How did you celebrate the publishing of your book?
SF: I haven’t yet.
DP: If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main characters?
SF: Tim Allen
DP: What did you enjoy most about working with Dorrance Publishing?
SF: They replied quickly.
DP: Five favorite books of all time?
SF: The Holy Bible, Who Moved My Cheese, The Butterfly Effect, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Same Kind of Different as Me.
DP: One sentence of advice for other writers?
SF: If you want to write, you also must read.