Interview with John Reinhard Dizon, Author of Redemption

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Today’s interview is with John Reinhard Dizon, author of Redemption.

Please see the interview below.

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-Vincent Lowry

 

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
John Reinhard Dizon, permanent resident of the Great State of Missouri!
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
Redemption is a suspense/thriller that could also be classified as women’s fiction.
3) What is the book about?
It’s the first two-part book in the series. Sabrina Brooks is a masked vigilante known as the Nightcrawler. International crime syndicates have placed a ten million dollar bounty on the vigilante. The media has publicized the fact that Sabrina, the CEO of the Brooks Chemical Company, is suspected by Homeland Security of having ties to the Nightcrawler. As a result, the cartels initiate a series of attacks on her to draw the vigilante out of hiding. Her factory is bombed, her fiancee killed and her best friend crippled. She goes into seclusion, traumatized by the losses. In Part Two, she decides to take revenge against the perpetrators. She renounces her campaign principle of fighting her battles unarmed. As a result, these become the most action-packed episodes in the four-book series.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
As I mentioned, this could be categorized as women’s fiction because of Sabrina. The entire series is about her personal conflicts, which include her ongoing struggle to survive in the chemical manufacturing industry as a young female CEO. There is also the irony that the world thinks the Nightcrawler is a man. For her enemies, anything else would be unimaginable. Her relationship with NYPD detective Hoyt Wexford and her mentor and partner Jon Aeppli gave her a sense of balance in her life. Without them, her repressed anger is unleashed. As is said, hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.  
5) How long did it take you to write it?
About a year. Part One was originally intended as a stand-alone book in the series. However, as authors know, sometimes your characters take over the storytelling. Sabrina wasn’t letting this go, she had scores to settle.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
The Harlem section of Upper Manhattan in NYC is a major setting in each of the novels. As the tales are meant to be socially relevant and time-sensitive, my research required me to keep abreast of neighborhood developments. I continue to be impressed by how Harlem changes with the times while keeping its character and traditions intact. It is a wondrous community with strong and ambitious residents.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
The best place is my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/johnreinharddizonUSA — I also have a dedicated Sabrina page at https://www.facebook.com/sabrinabrooksnightcrawler/
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Write, write, write and NEVER throw anything away. Writing is a lifetime effort, a gift that should be fully appreciated, a skill that must be developed. My publisher, Miika Hannila at Creativia, has done more than anyone to bring the Nightcrawler to the world market. My own enterprise, SPOILER Publishing Company, features some of my more obscure projects. Marcha Fox is the cover artist and editor that brings those works to life.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I’m at the stage of my life where the Bible is all that’s truly worth reading. However, I delight in finding gems in the works of my fellow authors. I am always open to a review swap (GASP!) and fairly well guarantee that I will give the other party the best of reviews. I am an expert reviewer and stand by my work.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The Bible is the guidebook to human existence, the only one co-authored by the Holy Ghost. It is ironic that the second-greatest books of all time, the works of Shakespeare, are written in Old English. You can’t speed-read your way through to find the treasure. For technique, I’ve admired Ian Fleming (creator of James Bond) and Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian). They were greatly inspirational and influenced my style. 
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
I believe Jigsaw has his own fans among my Facebook friends and family. He is the Greatest Cat Who Ever Lived and has stood up to every dog he has ever met.
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12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
Nope. I’m a hardcover and paperback guy. I review PDF novels on my PC. My phone is in the truck in case of emergencies. Walking around with wires sticking out of my ears is not my style.
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Interview with Sophie Jupillat Posey, Author of The Four Suitors

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We have a second interview today. It is with Sophie Jupillat Posey, author of The Four Suitors.

Please see it below.

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

 

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
I am Sophie Jupillat Posey and I live in Florida.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
The Four Suitors. It’s a medieval mystery/romance fantasy for young adults.
3) What is the book about?
It’s about a spoiled brat of a princess who gets roped into being courted by 4 suitors chosen by her parents. She must do so, or she won’t get the crown. There’s an artist, astronomer, philosopher and necromancer. She balks against their teachings. But as she does so, she finds that her kingdom is falling apart. Has been falling apart for a while and it’s accelerating. The newest debacle is the increase of deaths in the peasantry. She needs all of her suitors’ help to uncover who is behind the rising deaths of her citizens.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I came up with the idea after talking with my husband about my adopted mother; who always bragged about how many boyfriends she had when she was younger. Four at a given time to be precise. Suddenly an image of a spoiled princess with 4 suitors came to my mind. From there, I knew I wanted to craft a mystery and a way for the character to redeem herself gradually. The rest filled itself in as I wrote.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
It took 2 years to write and 1 additional year to re-edit.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
This story started as a novella. I was satisfied with it, but felt I could add more. Several months later I did add more and made it a full novel. I learned that writing novels is hard but thrilling; I’d only ever written novellas and short stories up to that point. And that editing is just as important as getting the story down.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Success tips: my most important tip would to never give up; it’s cliché but it’s true. There will be plenty of inner and outer obstacles you face as a  writer. There are many excuses to give up writing. But it is much more fulfilling to plod on and finish that book. And also to let a project sit for as long as it needs. Too many people are so impatient to publish they skip crucial steps. Time is important, because you can better see errors whether they are grammar ones, or plot holes.
I was fortunate to have my work edited by David Curran, a friend of mine and former journalist. His eagle eyes spotted more than one error others and myself had missed. IndieDesignz made my cover art and I love it. She is my go-to designer.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, and paranormal works for young adults or adults.I also sometimes enjoy horror, if it’s more cerebral. Not a fan of gore. I enjoy poetry too but am very picky about which kind. I am open to reading new authors when I have time. I am currently a part-time student, a full-time teacher, a composer and a writer. It’s not something I can do on a regular basis but I’d be willing to do it every so often.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
That’s a really hard question: I have so many. I would say my favorite is Ivanhoe. It made me fall in love with medieval era stories from a very young age. The romance, the adventure, the disenfranchised main character, the strength of the women in the novel, the style… It was all stuff I hoped to one day be able to write, in my own way.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
Currently none. But growing up, my family had 5 cats, 1 dog, 2 turtles and 1 bird. Later on we had 2 ferrets, 2 rabbits and we even fostered 5 raccoons.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
Nope. I borrow my husband’s if he gets a digital story. I’m more of a hardcopy girl. 
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Interview with Mansu Edwards, Co-Author of Plush Couches

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Today’s interview is with Mansu Edwards, Co-Author of Plush Couches.

Please see it below.

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-Vincent Lowry

 

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Interview with L.D. Wosar, Author of the Kit Weston Chronicles

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Hello,

Today’s interview is with L.D. Wosar, author of the Kit Weston Chronicles.

Please see below.

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

 

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
     L. D. Wosar and I live in Nevada
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
    I have a series out – the Kit Weston Chronicles.  Crooked Halo and the Badge: Volume I;  Wight Angel:  Volume II;  Frayed Wings: Volume III.  They are in the Western genre
3) What is the book about?
    The series is about a nearly condemned outlaw girl whose life changed after given the ultimatum of getting hanged or getting married.  Obviously, she chose the latter or there would not have been a series of three books.  However, there is a woman, Sophie Wilson,  who has a prophecy of getting rid of the Mueller family who brought her family down and Kit must stop Sophie before she makes her prophecy come true.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
    I had come up with the idea years ago to write a Western, taking place in Tehachapi, California – a place that still lives in my heart.  I toyed with so many ideas and finally, this one just fell into place due to the inspiration of family members and my granddaughter gave me the inspiration for the villain, which thank goodness, the real Sophie is the polar opposite of the woman I wrote. 
5) How long did it take you to write it?
    It was a few years in the making, but in all honesty, it took me at least 2 months to write it once the story came to fruition.  I know authors spend years writing a single book, but this one just happened naturally and I was obsessed with getting the story written.  
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
    What I did learn was my brand, I write Western Action novels.   I learned I am terrible at writing romance, for I flourish at writing action and conflict.  I also learned I will never write hardcore sex novels because those are the worst written chapters in these books.  Most importantly, I learned to become a master at self-editing, although a few snafus had fallen through the cracks here and there. 
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
    I do have a site:  http://www.crookedwightwings.com   
    I have been toying with the idea of making a videocast, I just do not have the know-how to do it or the equipment.  There is a podcast that I post in the Facebook group called KitCast.  
    May, I also mention that Crooked Halo and the Badge is available on audiobook.  Wight Angel is close to going live and my superstar narrator, Justin Mills, is recording Frayed Wings at present moment.  
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
    Writing is the easy part of the process, but to be successful – make sure you have a perfectly formatted book and edit with a fine-tooth comb.  I don’t have a billion dollars to pay for editing and publishing, so it’s been done on my own.   Also, give the readers what they want and don’t leave them hanging.  I learned on ‘Wight Angel’ that a cliff-hanger ending wasn’t as successful as I thought it would be.  
    For editors, I have no idea; honestly, I have yet to work with one.  But cover artists, I did my own covers.  Make a cover that pops and that people will notice first thing.  A book cover is kind of like food – presentation is everything.  
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
    I typically love Mystery and Suspense – mostly James Patterson, who has always been an inspiration to me.   Of course, I am open to reading new authors and reviewing their work. 
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
    I would really have to say Cross Country by James Patterson.  This book had the intensity and the brutality, so well written – of course, it is by the master himself. 
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
    I have 1 pup – an amazingly calm, lazy, funny and super smart American Pit Bull Terrier named Kane after Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks.  
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
    I use my iPad as my electronic reading device – utilizing Kindle, of course. 
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Interview with Heather Hale, Author of How to Work the Film and TV Markets

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Today’s interview is with Heather Hale, author of How to Work the Film & TV Markets.

Please see the interview below.

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-Vincent Lowry

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Interview with May J. Panayi Brighton, Author of Tales from the Library of a Twisted Mind

Hello,

Today’s interview is with May J. Panayi, author of Tales from the Library of a Twisted Mind.

Please find it below.

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

 

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
May J. Panayi Brighton UK
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
My most recent book is a collection of dark/horror shorts- Tales from the Library of a Twisted Mind
3) What is the book about?
It is a collection of dark and twisted short stories
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I have these stories running through my head near constantly. Considering I also write romance novels, my darker side is like an alter ego.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
About a year.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
There is no idea that cannot be developed or distorted, and ideas come from everywhere. One day I was driving past an archeological site [called La Tenta] with an elderly Aunt, and she suddenly shrieked ‘don’t go to La Tenta.’ That birthed a horror story right there. Though I think her actual fear was being forced to look at old remains instead of shiny shops!
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
https://mayjpanayi.wixsite.com/books    https://youtu.be/opbT0vcLyzk   The blog links are on the website too.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Keep at it, never give up.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I love to read horror, any really. But I also love writers like Jodi Picoult and Joanne Harris. I read and review new authors on my kindle all the time.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The Stand- Stephen King. The world and characters he creates are so real. It has been my favourite since I first read it in 1982.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
None since my cat Panpuss passed in 2011 and my heart broke. I have NSA [no strings attached] holiday cats now. I love lizards and squirrels too.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
2nd iteration of kindle a paperwhite this time. I love it for travelling, but read paperbacks at home. I travel a lot so my kindle gets quite a bit of use. I usually keep about 50 to read titles on it.
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Interview with D Siva Rama Krishna, Author of Smiling Baiter

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Hello,

Today’s interview is with D Siva Rama Krishna, author of Smiling Baiter.

Please enjoy.

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
D Siva Rama Krishna
I m from Hyderabad, India.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
Name of my latest book is Smiling Baiter. 
This is a romantic mystery.
3) What is the book about?
Smiling Baiter is a story of a royal family and three friends. 
It also narrates frank sensual sex lessons for the prince, kidnappings, tiger hunting in the jungles and also murder of an innocent pregnant wife for Royal treasure buried under the fort.
It will perhaps appeal to readers of Harold Robbins and Earl Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason) and anyone who celebrates diverse books. 

4) Where did you come up with the idea?
On a holiday trip to a fort in India.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
Almost one year
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
Yes. a lot. It is easy to write a book but very difficult to get it published.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
I have no website or blog. 
Yes, I am working with a professional company for both of them.
 
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
There is no short cut for success. If writing is your passion, just go on writing it and enjoy your work. One day your work will be recognized.
My favorite editor is Niyati Joshi and artist is Mishta both working with Lead star Publishing.(my previous book publisher)
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I read all books. 
Yes, I am willing to read new authors and review them.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The Thorn Birds which I read in the late seventies during my college days.
The authors description of characters and places is so vivid and makes you feel that you are there and part of the story.
The book is not only an entertainment to but also inspires you to write like the author.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
No. But I always wanted a parrot
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
No. None.

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