Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Peggy is a happy grandmother of four who enjoys an early morning round of golf, gardening, traveling and creative writing. She especially likes crafting poems. Reading is what she likes to do best when not bogged down with the mundane routines of life.
She has published English Grammar books in her home country and also a series of “Yes I Can Read” stories retold in simple language for children.
Her other books, both fiction and non-fiction, including children’s books are available in the Kindle store on amazon.com. Her books are short reads, mainly for people who do not have the time to read full length novels. She also writes books with adult content under the pen name of Denise Denton.
She shares her thoughts and the places she has visited in her blogs at blogger.com
Peggy has written 18 books so far under Peggy Chan and another 6 books with adult content under the pen name Denise Denton.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is actually a book of poems, published in November 2016, entitled "Colors of My Soul: Life, Love, Happiness, Grief and Loss".
My life experiences inspired me to compose these poems and the topics are universal and readers can easily relate to them.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Well, I get spurts of inspiration during which I would sit down and write. Most of my poems and 100-word stories were written this way. It doesn't take me long to come up with a poem or a 100-word story.
I like to munch on junk food when I write. It seems to fuel my muse!!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I actually love reading full length thrillers but I write short reads romance fiction.
I enjoy reading contemporary poetry and the Romantic poets as well.
What are you working on now?
I'm currently working on a novella.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I try to advertise on websites like this one for my adult books and I also use other websites to promote.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing a certain number of words each day to keep up the momentum. Even if you experience what is known as writer's block, keep persisting. Just write, and if you don't like what you have written, just put it aside and start again.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice which I came across is to maintain a daily schedule of writing and to be disciplined so that each day, a writer should write between 9 and 11 in the morning and perhaps from 2 to 4 in the afternoon.
In this way, your book will be completed fairly fast. Otherwise you could procrastinate and never begin at all.
What are you reading now?
I'm reading "The Silent Sister" by Diane Chamberlain.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to keep on writing and to try other genres.
What is your favorite book of all time?
"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare is my favorite!!