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Friday, August 22, 2014

Interview with Author B. Berry

1.                      Tell the group a little bit about your most recent book.  What inspired you to write your most recent book?
              I love to write murder mysteries and I’ve always been interested in the Civil Rights Movement, having lived during that time.  I wanted to write a fiction novel that would be both a historical novel and a murder mystery. Writing Clothesline Blues allowed me to go back to the Civil Rights Movement while creating a murder mystery.

2.                      What do you find challenging with marketing your book?
              THE MARKETING MONSTER!! Marketing is tedious, at least to me it is. I realize it has to be done and it’s a large part of keeping your work alive, but for me, it turns my passion into a job. I do it because I must! Marketing can be very expensive as well. But I realized after time, through networking, I was able to make a few long-standing connections and build a working rapport with others in the marketing business.

3.                      Describe to the group, what does your writing area look like?
              My writing area is a total schizophrenic mess! I’m a natural-born scatterbrain and jump from one thing to another, but in the end, I always get it together. I handwrite in notebooks before inputting and have a gazillion notebooks around me all the time. I usually carry a small notebook in my pocketbook, just in case something inspires me while I’m out and about. I find it easier for my thoughts to flow from pen to paper than from my head to the computer.

4.                      Do you have a certain food you like to eat when you are writing?
              No special foods, but I drink a lot of water. I usually have a huge of glass or bottle of water with me throughout my day.

5.                      How has social networking helped you with the marketing of your book?
              Yes! Social networking has been a big help with getting the word out about my books. I’ve met so many wonderful people that offer help in the way of information, resources, marketing opportunities and encouragement. I try to give back whenever I can.

6.                      Is there anything else that you would like to share with the group?
              I’m working on the sequel to Clothesline Blues, but in the meantime I have a couple of books coming out. One in the fall. Please look for Cold Crazy…coming soon.

7.                      Where can members of the group find your book?
              Clothesline Blues by B. Berry can be found wherever books are sold. It’s available in Ebook form at Amazon.com and please take a moment to stop by Vigilantepublishinggroupllc.com where you can read a bit about me and purchase books as well.

Ms. Bennett, thanks so much for this opportunity. It truly means a lot to me.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Interview withAuthor Christopher Meade

Good Day Christopher.  Thank you for joining us.

1.    Share with the us, who and what inspires you to write?

Apart from an ever demanding bank manager and a constant flow of unpayable bills, my main inspiration comes from a desire to give entertainment and a certain amount of enlightenment to as many people as possible.
2.   Why did you choose the genre that you write in?
      I don’t have a genre as such and I like to write across as wide a spectrum as possible. Life is a big place. I like to show it in as many aspects as I can, from horror to romance, to comedy. It’s all there waiting to be revealed.
3.  How long did it take you to write your first book?
It evolved over about two years, from conception to publication
4.   When you are not writing what are you doing?
Housework, shopping, gardening. All the mundane things have to be done but if I have to pick a favourite pastime, it would be gardening. I love flowers.
5.   What is your writing style?
Classic English. I have been influenced in my taste by the great English writers, Dickens, the Brontes etc and I like to think their style is reflected in my own, (at least some of the time).
6.   Where is your favorite place to write?
I don’t really have much choice about where I write. Sitting in the livingroom, at the computer is my location. I couldn’t really ask for a better place though. If I get bored, I can watch life’s constant procession passing on the street. Just perfect!
7.   How do you come up with your character names?
Some of them are real people, so that’s not a problem. The invented ones usually come from a desire to highlight some aspect of their character in their name. I have a mean landlord called “Mr Gutterskunk”, as an example.
8.    When marketing your book, what do you find most challenging?
Developing the notion in the minds of a wide readership, that I really am a writer and that my stories are worth reading. Making the leap from talented obscurity to accepted reputation is the biggest challenge. If I can overcome this, selling books will be a “piece of cake”.
9.    Do you need peace and quiet to write or do you have any form of background noise? i.e. music, television.
I like peace and quiet. I’ve always been the same in all my occupations. I like to concentrate with minimum distraction. Otherwise my head spins and I can get nothing done.
10.  Tell our members where they can find your book.    
Only available on Amazon at the moment. Check out the five star reviews on Amazon.com.

Friday, August 8, 2014

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Interview with Author Janet Louise Mancini

Hello all, I am so honored to be interviewed today by Jeané Elliott Bennett in Universal Books America Group.  This is very exciting.

             1.  Where do you live? Do you care if I put your hometown in the article?

I have lived in Monongahela, PA most of my life. It is a small town south of Pittsburgh, PA. If you ever have the chance, please visit.  You will love the rolling hills and the Monongahela River that runs along the outskirts of town.

              2.  Tell us about your book.

My book, Finding My Life through the Children's Home, became my passion to write. Once I found out where the children's home was that I was adopted out of at 5 years of age, I had to write.  The more information I found, the more inspired I was to put this history of my life together.  I did not know how this would end up or who I would meet along the way.  You see, I am an adopted child and I started my quest after my adopted mother died in 2000, to find my biological mother.  I needed to grieve her passing also. She died when I was 4 years old.   I not only found where she was buried, but I found her only living sister, who gave me pictures of her, who I look exactly like.  I found the women who worked in the home, the pictures they had saved for almost 50 years ago, of me living there, and my living biological siblings. At age 50 I went from a twin brother to 7 other siblings in my family.  I was totally shocked.  It is a how-to book on researching your roots.  It was also my desire to thank everyone in my life for the loving life I have had, and how it has affected it in so many ways. 

3.               What inspired you to write?

It took me a total of 10 years to research and write my book.  As I gathered the information, I would keep a journal of every happening so I would not forget it.  It was so exciting putting the puzzle together of my life I did not want to miss anything.

4.               Who are some of your favorite authors?

I have a lot of diverse interests when it comes to authors.  I read all sorts of books from autobiographies, true life stories, romance books and health related ones.

5.               Do you have any more books coming out? When?

I will have my first suspense novel coming out in 2015, if not sooner.  This is a completely new field for me, but I am enjoying writing it as much as I did my first book.  I seem to write a lot from life's experiences now. 

6.               How did you go about getting your book published? How long did it take?

I belong to a local writer's group and one of the author's suggested Jan Abney as the editor for my book and was introduced to CreateSpace in publishing my book. Jan did an awesome job in putting it all together for me.  She made my dream come true. 

7.              Are you doing any book signings or author talks in the area? If so, when and where?

I have health issues this year that have prevented me from any book signings but hopefully I will feel well enough next year to plan some.

8.              Is there anything else you'd to tell us?

My writing has given me an excellent outlet for my creativity.
Thank you so much for the opportunity for the interview.

http://goo.gl/GUJQZa. This is the Amazon link.