Interviews with Authors: Beverley Scherberger
Updated: Nov 22, 2018
Today I am chatting with action/adventure author Beverley Scherberger. Whose books include The Savage Isle; Stranded; Legacy of a Fallen Angel and Saving Serena. Plus two books based on movie scripts Beverley has co written with Bill Coleman ; The Problem With Men and The Accidental Filmmaker.
Question 1:- Looks like we’re heading for a nuclear apocalypse how would you spend the final days?
A nuclear apocalypse…hmmmm… Well, it’s doubtful the written word would survive the cataclysm, so I think I’d gather my friends and loved ones together ~ along with their pets, of course ~ and have a memorable Send-Off Party that would last for days…weeks…however long we had left. We could reminisce about our lives, our loves, the best and the worst, and enjoy all our favorite foods and drinks to total excess. (And one last roll in the hay doesn’t sound bad, either!)
Can I come-I'll bring food?
Question 2:- When it comes to writing, what are the excuses you use not to sit down and write?
I’m retired and have no particular schedule to follow. I’ve given myself permission to write or not, depending upon the mood. When inspired, I can spend a feverish eight hours or more at the computer, only coming up for air when my kitty demands her dinner. In between, I do other enjoyable things. Therefore, I don’t need excuses.
Maybe I should think about getting a cat!
Question 3:-What teacher inspired you to a):-laugh in the face of adversity, B) hide in the face of adversity c) or just how to spell it properly?
There are times when any one of the three options might be appropriate. My seventh-grade English teacher was one tough lady, but she was fair and demanded that her students work hard. (Miss Shanor, are you listening?) She taught me that facing things head-on was often the best approach. If there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it, hide out until the storm blows over. Occasionally, just spell it and move on.
Miss Shanor has taken spelling to a whole new level.
Question 4:-What school friend inspired you to A) do something bad, b) do something good or, c) give up on the human race (momentarily)?
I was a good kid, not easily influenced by my peers. But give up? No way! I guess the only answer I can come up with is when I was in college (at age 40), I earned a $5000 grant/scholarship that I could use on any research project that caught my interest. I approached the local animal shelter and ultimately wrote a new adoption manual that I believe is still in use today. I then volunteered in the shelter office and was eventually voted onto the Board of Directors. Inspired? Absolutely! But I can’t attribute the inspiration to any one person.
Well; you have inspired me.
Question 5:-Name three celebrities who get on your tits, wick or something similar.
I can only come up with two:
Can’t stand Roseanne Barr.
Jim Carrey is NOT funny.
I think you have done controversially well with the two you have picked.
Question 6:-Pick the perfect method for torturing people who interrupt you when you are talking.
I’d love to see a bolt of blue lightning zap the person interrupting ~ it would HAVE to be blue. Then, as they smoke and smolder, I could continue my train of thought. Easy-peasy!
Ouch! remind me never to interrupt-mind you I quite like blue.
Question 7:-What is the most useless, waste of space advice you have been given?
The question doesn’t specify if it’s writing advice or something else. Although there are plenty of useless writing recommendations, I’d have to say that the suggestions intended to talk me out of moving to Ecuador were the worst. I’m freer, happier, and healthier than ever and have discovered my fiction-writing niche.
There you go inspiring me again!
Question 8:-You’re God for a day. What changes would you make to this planet of ours?
I believe the planet is pretty much perfect as it is ~ if human beings would just quit mucking it up. So the changes I’d make would be to people. EVERYONE would be kind ~ to each other and to the environment. EVERYONE would respect life ~ the lives of other humans and of all living things (including plants and animals). And EVERYONE would use a gentle hand and gentle words in dealing with people/children, animals, the water, the soil, and the air.
Question 9:- Ok, now you’re the devil for a day.
This is where I’d get back at the people who have NOT been kind, respectful, and gentle! That bolt of lightning could be used in many different ways…
My imagination is running wild.
Question 10:- What sort of comedy do you find not funny?
I’ve never enjoyed slapstick. Doesn’t even get a chuckle out of me.
I won't tell you I like Laurel and Hardy then!
Thank you Beverley for sharing with me a wee slice of your world and I wish all the success for the rest of 2018 and beyond.
And if you want to find out more from Beverley Scherberger
please visit the links below:-
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/author/beverleyscherberger