Author Beverly Lein
TAEM- Many good things are coming from our northern neighbor, Canada. Among them is a bevy of authors who have been producing some great work. The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has recently introduced a number of them to our vast readership and we have just discovered another author of great interest, Beverly Lien.
Beverly, what first interested you to take up the pen and who was the author that most influenced you in your work ?
BL-We grew up in a world with no power, no telephones, no running water, no such things as computer’s etc. Our lives were governed by hard work so if you ever got your hands on a comic book or story book of any sort you were one lucky kid. School had storybooks so one could lose themselves in a fantasy land.
There was no one special author who influenced me if the story was good I read it.
I loved the Old Louis L’Amour cowboy stories or Edgar Rice Burrows and his Tarzan stories.
My first book about an elk I had called Butter was what prompted me to write my first story. She was so unique I wanted the world to know about her. I finished it and called it An Elk in the House. I was fortunate a publisher liked it and took it on. (more…)