Interview with Phyllis Kerr, Author of Wildcat (A Texas Romance Series)

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Today’s interview is with Phyllis Kerr, author of Wildcat (A Texas Romance Series).

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)?    
Hello. My name is Phyllis Kerr and I am a native Texan. 

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?     
I have a new book in my A Texas Romance Series titled Wildcat and it is a story about a girl searching her way through a difficult time in her journey to womanhood.

3) What is the book about?      
Sugar’s path is particularly difficult because her mother left the family when Sugar was only four years old. Her father, Cattle Baron Quint Riley, made sure she learned all the skills needed to someday inherit the ranch in her turn and carry on his legacy in his name. But not the skills to deal with a husband in name only and her awakening feelings of the need for a mate to love and create a family. She needs to find the missing parts of her femaleness in order to set her life on a balanced path to reach her life goals.

4) Where did you come up with the idea?     
I started thinking about this story after reading a true story about a girl forced into marriage at the age of fourteen and how she coped with her circumstances throughout her life. Her story touched my heart and Sugar’s story grew from that foundation.

5) How long did it take you to write it?    
When I wrote my first book, I sharpened a pencil and found a yellow legal pad and wrote from beginning to end. I did buy an electric eraser about a quarter of the way through, so that helped speed things up. That one took about two years. This time I bought a new computer, read as many planning your writing books as I could get my hands on, planning software that I could manipulate to suit my needs and finished right at four months.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?          
I learned so much from this project. Mostly that writing is fun when you set your characters free to be themselves. I love watching them work their ways out of the situations they get themselves into.

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?  I have a new website. It’s really basic right now because I don’t have a clue about how to make technology work for me. I know the Help staff fights over who has to help me next time. You can find me at phylliskerr.com and email–phylliskerrbooks @phylliskerr.com.

8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?    
As far as success goes, writing is like any other endeavor in your life, how hard are you willing to work to achieve what you consider successful? I have a great Cover and Website Designer. I love working with her, she’s terrific. Carrie at cheekycovers.com.

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?     
New authors are awesome. I actually do love reading their work and writing reviews. But when I am working on a book, my book becomes my main focus and takes most of my time, day and night.

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?      
Of course, I love to read. I have my degree in Literature because I find it fascinating. So, of course, my favorite book is a long list of wonderful books that grows longer every day. But as a romance writer I would have to say I fell in love with Pride and Prejudice at an early age. There’s just something special about that Mr. Darcy.

11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?     
I have a large orange cat named ChaCho that refuses to leave my side when I am writing. He’s always there, supporting me in bad times and good. He is an excellent listener.

12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?       
I have a Kindle paperwhite, I think it’s called. It’s always in my purse when not in use so I never go out without it. I like the size, it’s very small. But the screen can be aggravating when your big fingers keep touching certain parts of the screen and sends you off somewhere unexpected. Thank you, I enjoyed talking to you. Happy writing!

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Interview with DeWayne Landwehr, author of The Engineer Factory

Good Morning,

I’m pleased to bring you this interview today with DeWanye Landwehr, author of The Engineer Factory!

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)?

I use my given name: DeWayne Landwehr.

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?

The Engineer Factory – autobiography.

3) What is the book about? 

A high school graduate from a small mid-western town is surprisingly accepted into one of the toughest engineering schools in the country: General Motors Institute (nicknamed The Engineer Factory by its students).  He is surprised because he doesn’t have all the pre-requisites for entry, but luck is with him.  He struggles with the curriculum because he has not had all the prerequisite courses for entry, so he is always playing catch-up.  In addition, the course load is grueling, and there are no second chances.

During his college education, his attention is distracted by a lot of peripheral events:  his grandfather dies, John Kennedy is shot, race riots reach the college town (Flint, Michigan), he gets married, experiences three major strikes within ten years, but somehow he perseveres and becomes a General Motors engineer.  He works his way up to middle management within the Guide Lamp Division, then is transferred to the GM Technical Center, where he works with the automotive safety community and the GM board of directors’ safety committee, accompanying some of the executives to Washington for various meetings and hearings.

While at the Tech Center, he begins a Society of Automotive Engineers committee to write performance standards for mobility equipment made for handicapped drivers, and is nominated for a presidential award by the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association.

The story continues through the turbulent times that resulted in GM reorganizing several times, and eventually shedding its component divisions.

General Motors Institute education is a work-study program, so the book also includes a lot of personal anecdotes about his work experiences at the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors as well as some history of General Motors, Guide Lamp Division, and Anderson, Indiana, where the division is located.

4) Where did you come up with the idea?

The book was a natural progression from my first autobiography that dealt with my life through high school, which is called “Will That be Regular or Ethyl?”

5) How long did it take you to write it?

About three.years.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?

I learned that my memories did not always match with the memories of others who went through the same experiences.

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?

I had opened a FB page for the first book, but I didn’t think it was very helpful.  Still have it, but it is not very active.

8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists? 

Find a place to write that works for you.  Write when the inspiration strikes you.

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?

I like historical fiction and genealogical sagas.   I am open to reading and reviewing new authors.  I have reviewed over 100 books on Goodreads.

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why? 

Pillars of the Earth, by Follett.  It’s in my wheelhouse of historical fiction, is very well written, and takes place in one of my favorite timeframes: the middle ages.

11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?

Not at this time.  Have had dogs in the past.

12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?

Kindle.  I love it – carry it wherever I go, and open it to read whenever I have a minute or two.

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Interview with Symone Dashell, Author of Stigmata

Hello,

I’m pleased to bring you this interview with Symone Dashell, author of Stigmata.

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)?    

My author name is Symone Dashell. I live in Atlanta, Georgia.

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?    

The title of my book is “Stigmata”. It is a psychological thriller and Christian fiction.

3) What is the book about?     

When Mya experiences a traumatic event that results in a fatality, she enters a whirlwind of a psychological nightmare that requires her to live her life with a dark and disorienting secret. Her existence in two different lives, two different eras, and with two different personas, begins to expand until, finally, it explodes.

4) Where did you come up with the idea?   

My interests in mental health grew through my formal education. I came to understand the importance of it as I moved forward and even went through bouts of depression which pushed me into advocacy. I also have found myself researching the more severe mental disorders. I decided that my interests in mental health and my faith in God should come together in a novel.

5) How long did it take you to write it?    

It took me almost a year to write this book.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?   

I learned quite a bit from this project. I learned about my persistence, resilience, and patience. I learned that writing would be my lifelong hobby and career. I also came to understand the way that God interacts with me and confirms those things that I need to do in my life. 

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?    

I do. Symonedashell.com is my website. Included on my website is a blog and a video under “works”.

8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?    

I would say to not allow fear to stop your from following through with your work or from those things that you want. 
    I worked with an Australian artist by the name of Loui Jover for my book cover art. He was extremely nice and did an amazing job. I would recommend him to anyone.

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?    

I like to read psychological thrillers. I am open to reading new authors and reviewing their work. 


10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?     

Supermarket by Bobby Hall (Logic). This book appears to be something totally different on the surface. Once you get to the core of what is actually taking place, it draws you in and opens up your mind to the impacts of mental illness. It also incorporates humor.

11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?    

I do! I have a yorkie named Bentley.

12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?    

I really don’t. I have my phone and my computer where I downloaded the kindle app. I would like suggestions for the best one, though. 

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Interview with Anthony S. Author of Paradise and the Pandemic

Good morning,

I’m pleased to bring you this interview with Anthony S, author of Paradise and the Pandemic.

Please enjoy!

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

Interview:

#1 What is your author name? Author Anthony S (Texas)

#2 What is the title of your book and the genre? “Paradise and the Pandemic” (Genre) children’s book

#3 What is the book about? A female character named “Paradise” who entertains and educates our youth. (virtual learning book series)

#4 Where did you get the idea for it? I was inspired by my niece

#5 How long did it take you to write it? It took me six weeks to write it… not including editing

#6 Did you learn anything from it? I learned quite a bit from the project… as always, taking things into consideration.

#7 Do you have website? I have a website www.booksbyanthonyS.com I am currently working on the animation I anticipate launching in three to four weeks.

#8 Do you have any tips for authors? Yes, (use) editors and cover artists. 

#9 What genres do you like to read? I like drama, suspense, spirituality, and fiction with a message.

#10 What is your favorite book or author? Rick Warren…Inspiring, compassionate, empowering, encouraging, hopeful…keeps me well rounded.

#11 Do you have any pets? Used too…K-9

#12 Do you use an electric reading device? No…but I’m open! 

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Interview with Joannes Rhino, Author of The Unseen Face

Hello,

Today’s interview is with Joannes Rhino, author of The Unseen Face.

Please see it below.

Thank you,

-Vincent Lowry

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Joannes Rhino. I live in Bali, Indonesia.

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
The Unseen Face. It’s a drama-psychology/suspense semi-fiction novel.

3) What is the book about?
The Unseen Face is about memory loss, facing the demons of the past and questioning everything.

4) Where did you come up with the idea?
The Unseen Face is actually based on my close mate’s testimony about his disease. He had struggled with mental disorders since the loss of his loved ones. His story was very triggering for me to come up with The Unseen Face. However, it also elicited a lot of unexpected responses, negative or positive. For that reason, and to protect my friend’s personal life, I decided to twist up some of the facts. The content of The Unseen Face, however, is 80% based on actual event.

5) How long did it take you to write it?
Honestly speaking, the writing process didn’t take that long. No more than 6 months I got it done, roughly. However, the research and editing process took a lot of time, money and efforts.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?
The key word of the spiritual message in The Unseen Face is forgiveness. We have to remember that everything is giving by purpose. Hatred and revenge are not the best friends in our spiritual journey. Non ability to deal with negativity is leading to serious crimes, psycho problems, crumpled life and as an end result – wrong direction and wrong Spiritual Choices.

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
I don’t have the time to do that, yet.

8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Be yourself! Write only with your own writing style, not others. There is no bad writing. There’s just that, writing. Everyone has own style! Don’t be afraid to share what’s inside your head.

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I love writing and reading psychology/thriller/suspense because when it comes to someone’s psychology, it’s amazing what I discover. There are a lot of things to discuss and share. Yeah, I am open to reading other’s works.

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
Paulo Coelho with “The Alchemist” and a motivational book by Rhonda Byrne “The Secret”. Those books really changed my perspective about life.

11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
I have a Labrador, Rottweiler and German Shepherd.

12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I’m an old-fashioned person. I still prefer books on hand.

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Interview with the Author of We Shall Be One

Author interview: Hector Fenwick

1) What is your author name?-My pen name is Hector Fenwick

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?-‘We Shall Be One’ is a paranormal mystery novel.

3) What is the book about?
-Marcus is a teenage boy with amnesia and a disfigured face. He is found nude on a skerry without anyone knowing who he is. Marcus falls in love with Alexia, a teenage, immensely wealthy heir. However, those events are just the introduction to a vortex of twists and mysteries. I know the book doesn’t seem very interesting, judging from what I have told you so far. I wish there was a way to make you realize what a masterpiece it is without spoiling the plot, but there is not. Just trust me, buy it and give it a few chapters. Also, never spoil the plot of this paranormal feast that nobody must miss.

4) Where did you come up with the idea?-I dreamt of a part of the plot. Another part was inspired by a special ability an anime character has, but I cannot tell you what ability, because I would spoil the plot.

5) How long did it take you to write it?-Two months.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?-That I’m all alone in this.

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? -Here is my blog. https://historystories123.blogspot.com/

8) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?-I have read books of practically all genres. I’m open to reviewing as long as it’s not on Amazon, because, to post reviews on Amazon, one has to spend at least 50 dollars on Amazon products, which is 50 fewer dollars than I have spent so far!

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
-May I select one I have written? If I cannot, I choose ‘By His Bootstraps’. The time travel trope handled in a masterful way.

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Interview with Richard Messinger, Author of The Man with the Jagged Red Scar

Hello,

Today’s interview is with Richard Messinger, author of The Man with the Jagged Red Scar.

Please enjoy!

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

Interview:

1.Author Name and Location:

Richard Messinger / Long Island New York, Palm Beach County Florida

2.Title of Book:

The Man With The Jagged Red Scar, Historical thriller/bio-fiction

3.What is the book about?

It’s not every day that a Nazi U-Boat surfaces off the coast of Long Island as it does in this historical work of bio-fiction. Follow the saga of an illustrious legal family as they encounter escaped Nazis living in post WWII America. From the Nuremberg Trials to the Warren Commission, from Giverny and Paris to the darkest days of the death camps of Nazi Germany to peace and calm of the East End of Long Island that is shattered when a small band of Nazi saboteurs land on the shores of Amagansett in 1942 taking the reader on a roller coaster ride as the story of “The Man With The Jagged Red Scar” enfolds.
Based on the true story known as the Amagansett Incident of 1942, the only time in American History that an enemy force actually succeeded in landing on our shores, Forrest and Ellie Mills confront escaped Nazis from Nuremberg Prison living side by side with them in the “cottages” that dot the coast of the Hamptons as well as on the Upper West Side of Manhattan including a crazed Nazi Psychiatrist, who after having facial reconstruction, ends up treating a young Lee Harvey Oswald in NYC in the mid 1950’s. Several other story lines all converge during the July 4, 1942 Independence Day Celebration and Regatta at the Mills family compound, when the U-Boat surfaces and rams the Esmeralda, the family’s schooner, creating untold havoc and panic for years to come.

4. Where did you come up with the story?

Having had a military history in our family over several generations including my dad, a WWII gunner in the Army Air Corp who was shot down by the Nazis over Northern Italy, saved by local partisans and then spending years in VA Hospitals, coupled with losing many family members to the ravages of Nazi Concentration Camps probably percolated in my head as I wrote the book over several years.

5. How long did it take you to write it?

3-4 years. I am currently working on a sequel or book 2 of THE CRYING KANGLING OF GOD series. By the way, a Kangling is an ancient Tibetan instrument made from a human femur and plays a pivotal part of another storyline in The Man With The Jagged Red Scar. More specifically, Adolph Hitler, or Adi, as he is described in the book had sent Himmler, his Vice-Fuhrer to Tibet in the late 1930’s in search of the perfect Kangling, which ends up serving as a “death” symbol throughout the book.

6. Did you learn anything from the project?

Having grown upon the 1950’s reading THE GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD, I didn’t think that after having completed the book that I would be so enamored with the world of the Far East including it’s history and religious thought. Also, perseverance.

7. What is your website:

Web-site under development…THEMANWITHTHEJAGGEDREDSCAR.COM. Also active, Twitter:The Man With The Jagged Red Scar and Face Book page under same name.

8. What advice do you have for authors?

Keep reading. Maintain detailed note file.

9. What genre do you like to read?

I read everything. FIction/non fiction, thrillers, biographies, science fiction, mythology, religion, natural history and art.

10. What is your favorite book?

I don’t have a favorite book. However, I am currently re-reading THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES by Edmund De Waal. A tremendous complex work that uses a certain Japanese object, the Netsuke, or “prop” as a story telling device. In my novel, I used several literary props, including the Kangling, the missing fragments of the Bayeux Tapestry, and a Michel Bouvier Vitrine as mechanisms or props to carry the reader through several centuries of European and American history.

11. Do you have any pets?

I am a dog person. We have had many dogs over 45 years of marriage. Now that we split our time between Florida and Long island we no longer have a dog. But if I could I would like either a Wheaten Terrier or a Bouncin’ Bearded Collie.

12. Do own an e-device for reading?

Everything Apple/imac/ipads/macbookairiphones -my book is on APPLEBOOKS

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Interview with Adam Jordan, Author of Imposition (Book 1), and Rupture (Book 2)

Good morning,

Today’s interview is with Adam Jordan, author of Imposition (Book 1) and Rupture (Book 2 – shown above).

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)?

  • My name is Adam Jordan and I live in California.

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?

  • Series: No Man’s World (Post-apocalyptic, Sci fi)
    • Book I – Imposition
    • Book II – Rupture

3) What is the book about? 

  • Premise: A ravaged Earth, eleven years into the apocalypse. Civilization collapsed after humanity’s encounter with another people from across the stars. These aliens had lost their world as well, and were left lost and stranded in the deep black of space, until they found Earth. As the world’s governments argued and fought over access to this stranded fleet, they destroyed themselves. Left with a planet on the verge of death, the alien species terraformed its face, cleansing the rot and radiation. A new world was given life; primal, beautiful, and dangerous. The remnants of humanity emerge from the shadows, without the shield of society. What will become of them?
  • Book I: A small group ventures out in search for their lost friend, and find themselves caught between two ruthless factions.
  • Book II: When a young warlord’s beast escapes, he heads off into new territory. On his search, he stumbles upon a city and discovers the world is much larger than he thought.

4) Where did you come up with the idea?

  • It started off with a character, then a scene, and it blossomed into this insane world. It is an amalgamation of inspiration, from my life, and the stories I knew and loved.

5) How long did it take you to write it?

  • The first book took me six years, and the sequel was another two.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?

  • These being my first published works, I learned a lot about the process; how to go from idea to finished product. It requires a lot of patience and focus.

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? 

  • Maybe I’ll have some more at that point. I would encourage other authors not to compromise with your story. If an editor points out a plot hole, it is good to listen and see how to fix it, but if anyone demands fundamental change to your original idea, I would strongly urge to resist. In the end it is your story.
  • My editor, Courtney Andersson and my cover artist, Jeff Brown (brand = Jeff Brown Graphics) are incredibly talented and professional, and I would encourage authors on the look to reach out to them via Reedsy.

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?

  • I like sci fi, fantasy, survival, and post-apocalyptic stories. I don’t like forcing myself to read, and tend to spend a long time on one book that I find interesting, almost savoring it.

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why? 

  • My favorite books are the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Kenneth Oppel’s Dark Wing. You cannot go wrong with Tolkien’s legendary work. They have everything, incredibly compelling characters, a vast world that felt constantly built upon, and an overall unforgettable journey.
  • Dark Wing is probably the most fascinating book I’ve read to date; in a setting rarely seen in any medium, a world where dinosaurs are dying, and mammals are taking their first steps toward domination. I read Oppel’s Silverwing trilogy as a kid and fell in love with his world of superstitious bats, rats, and birds. I was blown away with their anthropomorphic cultures and conflicts. Dark Wing, the series’ prequel, brought it down to a more primeval level. The brutality, as well as the heartwarming moments were unforgettable.

11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?

  • I have a cat. She is black and brown, and striped. Her name is Princess Bubblegum, or either Peebs or PB for short. She is named after my favorite character in the cartoon show, Adventure Time.

12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?

  • I sadly do not, as of yet.

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Interview with Genni Gunn, Author of Permanent Tourists

Hello,

Today’s interview is with Genni Gunn, author of Permanent Tourists.

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)?
Genni Gunn. I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
My latest book is Permanent Tourists, a collection of linked short stories.    

3) What is the book about? 
The stories in Permanent Tourists feature protagonists connected through a support group, all dealing with loss precipitated by elusive fathers, husbands and lovers, by a wife’s death, a lost child, sibling rivalries.. Tourists in their own lives and paralyzed by emotional inertia, they flee to evade responsibilities, failed relationships, their own shortcomings. Although the stories take place in Canada, the USA, Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico and Italy, my characters are less thrill-seeking tourists on vacation than they are P.K. Page’s “terrible tourists with their empty eyes longing to be filled with monuments.” What they’re looking for cannot be not found in any postcard destination.

4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I am an avid traveller, and often write while travelling. One of these stories, and perhaps the origin of them all, was a story commissioned by Danel Olson for his Exotic Gothic anthology series. Two of my stories ended up in Exotic Gothic Volume 2 and volume 4. Those two stories became one combined story in this collection, entitled “Solitudes.”

5) How long did it take you to write it?
I wrote some of the stories some years ago, and five of them over about 18 months. I am not a quick writer.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?
I found that the more I edited, and the more I connected the stories, the more I found connections that were already embedded in the text, which surprised me somewhat, because it was as if my subconscious knew more than I did in my conscious writing state. So all that was a thrill. I strongly believe in the subconscious, and in the fact that when we write, often we’re not even sure why we’re writing a particular thing. Yet later, we can see that it makes perfect sense, that we have intuited the connection between things.

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?My author website is www.gennigunn.com, and you can click here for my Permanent Tourist book trailer.

8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists? 
I have taught creative writing for many years, and have always encouraged young authors to read, read, read. Every author I know reads constantly. It is one of the most illuminating pastimes one can have. And it is ultimately the best teacher for writers. Every time I read a fabulous book, I am inspired to go further in my own work. This does not mean imitation, but rather that great writing makes one strive harder to make great writing.

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I read widely. When I was in the 30s, I made a new years’ resolution that I would read a book a week for the rest of my life, and I have striven to do this every year since. I manage most years. I read literary fiction, historical fiction, probably most of the prize-winning books in English Language, such as the Booker Prize winner, the Pulitzer, the National Book Awards, the International Dublin Literary Award, etc. It keeps one pretty busy!

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why? 
This really changes as time passes. Right now, a book that has really stayed in my mind, despite having read it several years ago is Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of things. This book was published in Australia in 2015, and haunts me still. It is a Kafkaesque story of ten young women who awaken from a drugged sleep to discover they have been abducted and taken to the Australian outback. They have no contact with the outside world, and only slowly begin to discover why they have been abducted and taken there. I will give nothing away here, but to say that this is one of the most affecting and haunting books I have ever read.

11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
Oh yes, I have one polydactyl white cat, who in a couple of weeks, will turn 21! It’s the oldest cat I have ever had. She is, unfortunately, not too well at the moment, but hanging in there. She has been a joy in my life, affectionate and sweet as can be. She had a little sister, NuNu – a Siamese – who died a couple of years ago at the age of 17. Cats have always been an important part of my life.

12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I have a kindle, but actually, I download a massive amount of books and read them all on my phone. In the past couple of days, I have downloaded, The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connelly (because I saw a fabulous review of this old book in The New Yorker), Virgin Wander by Leif Enger and Here the Dark by David Bergen. Because I travel a lot – though not right now during Covid times – reading on my phone has been my primary reading mode.

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Interview with Veronica Pittman, Author of The Adventures of Paris and Cali

Hello,

Today’s interview is with Veronica Pittman, author of The Adventures of Paris and Cali.

Please enjoy!

Best,

Vincent Lowry

Interview:

  1. Author name?

Veronica Pittman San Francisco, Ca

2. Book Title?

The Adventures of Paris and Cali: The First Day of School (Childrens Book)3.The series is about two sisters and their everyday adventures. This particular book in the series discusses starting a new grade at school. Kids can get pretty nervous on the first day of school. This book discusses the different types of  emotions children experience as well as how Paris and Cali handle them.


4. How did you come up with the idea?

I came up with the idea because I remember being nervous on my first day of school. I want children to know that they are not alone and it is okay to be nervous and have feelings. 


5. How long did it take you to write it?

Between 1 and two months.

6. Did you learn anything from the process?

It’s important to pay attention to children and their emotions.

7. Do you have a website/links?

 storytimecircle.blogspot.com,  @theadventuresofparisandcali on Instagram and Facebook8. Plan carefully, don’t rush into things. Fiverr is great for people who need help with editing.

9. What types of books do you like to read?

Self Help , Childrens Books,  and books on Religion. I love hearing about new authors and I am interested in many different types of books. I also love giving and receiving feedback.

10. What’s your favorite book?

The Bible

11. Do you own any pets?

A dog name Ricky (terrier)

12. Do you own an electronic reading device?

A kindle. I actually like it but I prefer physical books.

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