Sorenson, Gail Soberg
Pen Name: Gail Soberg Sorenson
Comments from the author about writing:
Why does anyone write?
I am a genealogist. Genealogy requires hours and hours of research. I had to rely exclusively, in the beginning, on what others had documented and I was pleased that someone had taken the time and yet with all of this documentation available, there were loop-holes that didn't satisfy my curiosity. Then one day I was granted a letter which had been written by my great-grandfather, who had traveled from Norway to Minnesota. The letter was written in Norwegian and needed to be translated. I cannot say I waited patiently to learn what the letter would and could reveal. When I got the letter handed to me, translated, I could not believe the wealth of information he had placed in that letter.
I became a genealogist because I wanted to write a story.
Why did he write it? Because he needed to. Did he know at the time when he wrote it that it was going to be so important three generations later? I highly doubt it.
I am a writer because I can't stop myself from being one anymore than my mother can stop herself from painting and my brother from singing with his exceptional tenor voice. I see a story in everything I witness. I see a story in every person I meet. I wrote my novel just for the pure pleasure of it. The richness was in the wanting and in the doing.
Book Types: Fiction
Audience Types: Adult
Other Genres: Suspense
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
Mailing Address: 1015 4th Steet NW, Hampton, IA 50441
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author URL: http://www.gailsorenson.com