Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nielsen interview, Part 2

As promised, here's the second half of the interview with Sheree Nielsen.
5) What would you like to accomplish as a writer? (or, what is your dream project?)
Of course, I’d like to be a New York Times bestselling author.  Who wouldn’t?  But more importantly, I’d like to leave a legacy behind for friends and family, who I often write about. 
I suppose my dream project is the ultimate coffee table book, pairing stunning photography with my essays and poems.
My book “Temperate Travels of the Soul – One Woman’s Journey through Life” weaves universality through travel, nature and family.  A collection of twenty-four essay and six poems, it’s complemented by a lyrical introductory photo taken by me.  My goal is to show how we’re all connected to each other.
A second book, “Beach Dances” highlights beach photography from our favorite coastal town, Folly Beach, South Carolina.  (I won’t give away the premise of this book just yet.)  Hubby and I collaborated on this project.
I am seeking representation for both. 
6) I know you have several projects in the works. What can we look forward
to reading next from you?
An upcoming Missouri Life article due out this June showcases an inspiring woman.  Another story due out this fall is an architectural tribute to a historical home in Missouri. Well-Versed Literary Works has accepted an essay and two of my poems for inclusion, with a June publication date. 
Three local authors and I will be hosting a book-signing at Barnes and Noble, St. Peters, on June 1 in conjunction with Not Your Mother’s Book on Travel by Publishing Syndicate. The book’s co-creator, Terri Elders, is flying in for the occasion.
Other than that, I’m slowly editing a beach essay, and working on an idea for a children’s book.
7) Is there anything you'd like to add?
Just keep writing! Don’t get discouraged.  Dad used to say, “Everything in due time.” Four years ago, one of my dreams was to freelance for a travel publication and I’m doing it! (AAA Midwest and AAA Southern Traveler)
Also, I’m pysched about this month. While vacationing in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, I’ll be meeting resident and local author Jacqueline DeGroot.  She’s taking me to the Kindred Spirit Bench near Bird Island. A mailbox at the bench is filled with notebooks, pens and pencils of all who’ve journeyed there and left thoughts in the journals.
Thanks, Sheree, and good luck with your projects!
Write soon,

Author Bio – Sheree K. Nielsen
A Missouri Writer’s Guild and Columbia Chapter of Missouri Writer’s Guild member, she’s served as Membership Chair, Photographer and Publicity Chair for Saturday Writers.  Publications include: Not Your Mother’s Book on Travel, AAA Southern Traveler, AAA Midwest Traveler, Winghaven Life, The Abaconian, The Eleutheran, Missouri Life, AOL/, Whispering Angel Books Nurturing Paws Anthology, Storyteller, C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Cuivre River Anthology IV and V, Folly Current, St. Charles and Monroe County Suburban Journals, among others.


  1. Thanks for spotlighting local and very busy writer, Sheree Nielsen who continues to find new avenues for her work. Kudos to both of you.

  2. Very cool, Sheree. You are one busy writer. Thanks, Mary for the interview.

  3. Mary--Thanks for the interview. Sheree--I'm looking forward to June 1.