Featured Interview With Sunshine Rodgers
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Virginia and spent quite a few years in Tennessee. Though I loved the mountains, my name is Sunshine and I am a summer girl all the way. So when I couldn’t handle the snow and ice anymore, I migrated down south to “the Sunshine State” and I have been living in Florida for several years with my husband, Travis. I am a Best Selling Author to 8 books. I am also a blogger, a Brand Ambassador/social media influencer and Entrepreneur.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I love reading! Even as a kid, I would ask for more books on Christmas and birthdays. My favorite series was “Animorphs” by K.A. Applegate and “Goosebumps” by R.L. Stine. I collected them all! I started writing in a journal when I was 9 years old and I have never stopped writing! I use inspiration from my life to write my stories. My books are about friendship, family, love, romance, marriage and wholesome material for any age to enjoy. I do have one PG-13 Dark Fiction called “After You: A Demon is Always Lurking Nearby” which is a modern day twist on the C.S. Lewis classic “A Screwtape Letters.”
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite genre to read is Inspirational Fiction, Nonfiction and Documentaries. My favorite authors are Gene Edwards (” A Tale of Three Kings”) , C.S. Lewis (“The Screwtape Letters”) and John Eldredge (“Wild at Heart”). These authors have a passion that just jumps off the pages, and I would love to imitate that creativity in my own writing. These authors break the borders of the imagination and take their readers into deep worlds, fantastical settings and introduce elaborate characters. I also try to explore a deep range in my writings as some of my books are set in Heaven, one is set in Hades, one is told from a demon’s point of view, another from the view of a Paradise Worker. I love books that make you think and I love writing speculative fiction.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is a Young Adult Fiction Novel “The Characters Within,” inspired by my time working at Florida’s most popular theme park!
Brittany Myers is stuck. She hates her role as a Cheese Crusader to Florida’s popular Cheddar and Such theme park! She is sick of the guests, the heat and working at the Fun at the Parm Attraction which features the animatronics Patty the Pretzel and Peter the Breadstick.
Her only relief from the monotony is writing chapters in her upcoming novel “The Carnival Ride” where she tells stories with theatrical scenes about her co-workers, her fears and the struggles she faces day in and day out.
With the help of her work family, the man of her dreams and her best friend, Brittany discovers that the magic she is looking for was right inside of her the entire time.
Published by: RWG Publishing
Artist: Heather Worley
Audio Book Narrator: Isa Lonergan
This book is available now on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, ebook and audio book!
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