I am grateful to Spillwords Press for taking the time to interview me for their ‘Spotlight on Writers’ series. This was a very pleasant surprise at the start of the New Year. If you want to find out a little more about me, and the inspiration behind my writing, head over to Spillwords to read the interview.
Spillwords interviews a different author every week for their ‘Spotlight on Writers‘ series. So if you have a look around their site you might discover some other writers you like. You will certainly discover many wonderful poems, essays and short stories.
The above photo was taken at Pokljuka last weekend, where there was around 1.5m snow. Quite remarkable! As I said in the interview, nature provides one of the biggest inspirations for my writing. I’m so lucky to have such stunning scenery on my doorstep. I do however think we can take inspiration from wherever we are, and whatever we are feeling, however challenging the present times may be.
Wishing you a happy and inspiring weekend!
Congratulations, Ingrid! I loved your words on what inspires you. 🙂
Thank you for reading, Jaya 😊
Oh this is so exciting Ingrid. A big congratulations. !! 👏👏👏👏👏👏
Thank you, Cindy 😊❤️🙏
you are so deserving and welcome!❤️
I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions, especially on what defines you. Beautiful photo here as well 😍
Thank you Tricia 😊
Congrats on the interview, Ingrid. You have lived in so many amazing countries and that alone sounds awesome. Also, as someone who lives in a tropical country, I have to say that I’m looking at your photo with much envy. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! Sometimes I would like to be in a tropical country but overall I enjoy the changing seasons!
Lovely photos, Ingrid, and answers I can relate to. Congratulations!
Thank you, Kim 🙏
Dauphy would like to be the first dog to say congratulations Ingrid! And congratulations from me also. Well done!
Beautiful photos too. We both love your new blog photo. All change for the New Year?
Thank you Hobbo and Dauphy! I just wanted a photo that looked more like me 🤣
😂 Dauphy insists that the photos on our site are all of him!
What a narcissist! 😂
😁😂No, he’s a barcissist!
Good to see you in the spotlight, Ingrid. xo
Thanks Nick 😊
Heartfelt congrats 🎉✨ and… wowzas gal!!! You (and the scenery) look amazing. Really beautiful. Love the new profile pic too. 💛
Thank you so much, Lia. It feels more genuine!
Ya!!! Defnitely!!! (As in why you been hiding all that beauty, gal?! :)) xoxo
Hearty congrats, Ingrid! This new year started off beautifully for you. Keep up the amazing work.
Thank you, Jay – at least on a personal level, the year got off to a nice start 😅 hope you are safe and well where you are!
Excellent interview. Congratulations! I get many ideas in the shower, especially ones that solve artistic problems with something I’ve been working on. I remember a few snows like that from when I was a child! (K)
I had a great story idea in a dream the other night, and I knew I should’ve written it down straight away because sure enough by the time I woke up properly it had gone!
I have that problem with dreams too.
What a wonderful way to begin your new year. I enjoyed reading your interview. I loved your response to, “What defines Ingrid.” 💓 You are so inspiring. 😊
Thank you, Michele, that’s very kind. Your words inspire me too! ❤️
congrats on a lovely interview … it was exceptional!
Tried to comment but spillwords have locked me out again! I’m always pleased to see a female interviewed … I have quite a number of poems published there but tire of their gender bias 🙁
Two men featured again this month! I have been nominated and know a female won the monthly vote but still a male was featured …
Thank you, Kate! Don’t worry about the comment: I’ve locked myself of my account too 🤣.
That’s interesting about the gender bias…it’s not like there aren’t plenty of great female writers out there!
exactly … it’s disgusting in this day and age so I stopped submitting work 🙁
spillwords reset passwords every so often and that’s how we get locked out … such a kerfuffle to get back in …
Oh that’s a shame!
😨 I thought I’d locked myself out – that’s good to know 😅
they say it’s for security reasons …
Congratulations on the interview. I’ll check it out.
Thank you 😊
sooo fun to read your interview Ingrid! In the shower is the sign of a true poet.
No poems from you when driving the heavy metal…. keep your eye on the road… that’s a true pet peeve and wow. just got your liscence.That could have been your kids in the video this morning… who’s gonna supervise their driving 🤣. Ok so now I have to go look this up… onomatopoeia:
I’d never write a word with all of the learning that you put into this. xoxoxoxoo kuddos dear one! ❤️
tried to comment.. check and see if it went to spam.. Loved the interview! ❤️
I got your first comment too, thank you again ❤️😊🙏
Oh yay !!!!!!!❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏most welcome!
yes of course! ❤️
Congratulations on your interview! That is some deep snow you have there!
Thanks, Dwight! Yes, I’ve never seen so much in my life ❄️
Send us a couple of inches… LOL!
You can have it: I’ve had enough! ⛄️
Lord, Ingrid, how did I miss this? It is so good to read you and find more about you. Wonderful in interview. Congratulations!
I imagine you are very busy! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment 🙏
It was a real pleasure. Well, I still don’t know how I missed it. I should have been notified by WP.
I am happy I read it. Have a beautiful evening hon.
Thank you, you too! 😊
Congrats. What an interesting experience to be interviewed. It is not one I have ever had and can’t really image either. I will head over to give it a read.
Thank you 😊
I really like what you shared about not being defined by labels. Very inspiring.
Thank you, Ali: it’s something I’m just learning now I think 🙏
ngratulations Ingrid. This is all wonderful. I am so happy for you.
Thank you 🙏