Interview with Mike Yarbro, Author of Children Alone


Today’s interview is with Mike Yarbro, author of Children Alone.

Please enjoy!


-Vincent Lowry


1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Mike Yarbro—-Mississippi during winter—-North Carolina mountains during summer.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
Children Alone—-Non fiction
3) What is the book about?
A brother and sister at ten & eleven years old who were kicked out of the family house and farm by an evil stepmother on a bitter Tennessee Winter in the 1880s and never allowed to return the rest of their lives. They raised themselves in the forest and became sucessful and pillars of the community.
4) Where did you come up with the idea? It was told to me first hand by the characters themselves who were my grandfather and his sister when I was young and a teenager. I knew the facts of the story like the back of my hand.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
One year.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
Yes. Times and situations change, but people never change. There isn’t much difference from the way people acted 2,000 years ago and today.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
This book was just made into an Audible audiobook and was released last month. I have Amazon author central and Smashwords bio pages.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Get in a quite remote area to do your work. Write and rewrite as many times as necessary your rough draft. Then write and rewrite your story. Try to make your cover stand out and depict a part of the story if possible. Steven Walker is one of the best editors out there. My cover artist lives in Brazil.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I like non fiction and occasionnaly fiction. Yes I will review other authors work and leave reviews.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The bible. It is the only operators manual of how we should live our lives.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
No pets now, but use to own hundreds of horses and a few dogs.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
Yes. A Kindle. It is wonderful and seems to be the way of the future. Plus, it brings the book costs down.

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