Dick Sheffield has been a member of the Writers’ League since 2001. He splits his time between San Angelo, Texas and New York City.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Dick Sheffield: Fiction.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
DS: So many: Ann Patchett/Raymond Carver/Joan Didion/Pico Iyer/Eudora Welty/Robert Caro/Norah Ephron/Wendell Berry/John Graves/Virginia Hamilton Adair/Will and Ariel Durant/Wallace Stegner – Pint of Guinness or Wild Turkey.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
DS: Ants On The Melon by Virginia Hamilton Adair.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
DS: Keep showing up. Part of the process is showing up at your desk each day and doing the best you can, whether it is writing one sentence or five pages.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
DS: I am presently working on the manuscript of my second novel and hope it does not end up in the trash.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
DS: Please visit my author page here. If interested, you can purchase my first novel Lasso the Moon, and read excerpts of my short stories as well as what I am working on now.