Today’s interview is with J.M. Bingham, author of The Marvelous Mrs. Zaronsky.
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
J.M Bingham and I live in Utah.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
The Marvelous Mrs. Zaronsky, science fiction.
3) What is the book about?
The Marvelous Miss Zaronsky is about a boy named Tim who gets Miss Z the scariest teacher in the school. He soon finds out that she is not what she seems. Miss Z has built a time machine to fix the past. But things go wrong and Miss Z I stuck in the past and her teenage self comes to the present along with Tim’s parents. Tim must try to fix things while trying to bypass Napoleon, Witch hunters, and barbarians.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
A lot of it came experiences I had as a kid. I also am interested in history and wanted to introduce historical figures to kids.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
Awhile. I went through at least four or five revisions before I was satisfied.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
I did. I’ve learned how to edit better and how to become a better writer.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
I do. My website is jmbing.simplesite.com. You can also follow me on Twitter.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
I think it’s important to read as much as you can. Study the best authors and focus on their style. I haven’t used a professional editor but I plan to soon.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I love reading biographies, history, and classic books. I have been a book reviewer in the past and am open to reading new stuff.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
My favorite book is Memoirs of a Geisha. I have always loved Japanese culture and it was interesting to see into their world.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
I have a lynx/Siamese cat named Ez. he is really fun. But no other Pets.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I used to have a kindle but I’m not sure what happened to it.
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