Featured Interview With Amber Cannon
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in Pennsylvania where I was raised until moving to Iowa in 2000. I've had short bouts where I've ventured out to other states but I came back to Iowa and have stayed ever since. I absolutely love nature and being outside. I find a lot of inspiration from what I witness on walks and bike rides. I also love learning about the environment. I'm currently taking classes to work in a field of wildlife biology or ecology. I've always been environmentally savvy. I have 4 wonderful fur babies ranging from the ages of 11 to 4 months. We have 2 small mixed breed dogs and 2 cats. Our newest kitty was born with cerebellar hypoplasia which affects his motor functions and ability to walk. But he has no problems getting around and has been keeping mine and my husband's lives interesting.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I've had a fascination for books from a very early age. The only problem was I couldn't understand them. I had the worst reading comprehension! The only books I could make it through were Scary stories to tell in the dark and Shiel Silverstein where the sidewalk ends. Which looking back are basically poems and I didn't even realize it. I started writing in 8th grade due to a module in my English class. I realized I could say whatever I wanted or needed to say and get my feelings out and people liked them.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Some of my favorite authors recently have been Jennette McCurdy and Jon Krakauer. My favorite genre is non fiction! I tend to really love books related to war times. True life and what surrounds me are the things that most influence my writing.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is called "Through Clouds and Sushine" its a compilation of poems coupled with illustrations done by my wonderful artistic husband. Theres two parts the cloud part and the sunshine part. The poems in the clouds tend to be the darker and more deep poems and the sunshine poems are the lighthearted poems. They are collection of my best work from 2014 til 2021. I do have a new book titled "Weathered in Wildflowers" currently in the works and is slated for early 2023.
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