Sunday, January 25, 2009
It is with Great Pleasure to bring to Today's Interview Multipublished Author, Dominique L. Watson. Author Of: HOW TO KEEP GOD IN YOUR LIFE ****REVIEW Author Of: INSPIRE ME YOUNG New Release: THE TENSION RELIEVER Volume 1 Genre: Spiritual, Motivation, Religion, Inspiration www.dominiquewatson.webs.com www.myspace.com/mrs_creative_diva www.fromawriterspov.webs.com www.ladiesofchristproverbs31.webs.com Dominique is a writer, published author, and business owner. She began writing poetry, and short stories at a young age. Her work is published on the internet, focused on spiritual advice, and inspiration. She owns an online magazine for writers, and her own mininistry. She is currently working on her Associates Degree in Psychology, and expanding her magazine on the internet. INTERVIEW Geri: Is writing a passion, stress reliever, or both? Dominique: I love to write, and writing helps me to relieve stress. Geri: Do you write everyday? Dominique: Yes, I try to! I try to write poems everyday, it's my daily release. Geri: How many book-signings have you been to? Dominique: I've only been to one book-signing, and it was a great experience. Geri: How do you promote your book? Dominique: I promote my books through my websites, through different networks that I am a part of. I send different items through the mail. I'm looking to do more book-signings, and interviews. Geri: Have you written books in different genres? Dominique: I've written Christian Fiction Books. That's about as far out of my genre that I've written. Geri: Do you plan on writing a book every year? Dominique: Actually, I have! I plan to publish a book every year, maybe two books a year. Geri: What has inspired you the most to write? Dominique: My life experiences, people around me, my loved ones, and stress. When I'm stressed, I just pick up a pen and start writing. Geri: What factors place you in the comfort zone while writing? Dominique: Peace, and quiet! I like to write at night on my bed. If I'm working on a manuscript, I like to write in peace and quiet when I'm alone. Geri: Have you written a series, or a sequel for one title? Dominique: Yes, I have written a series. It's a book that I plan to publish in the next two, or three years. The Title is INSPIRATIONAL GROWTH 5 in 1 Series. You can find out more about this on my website at: www.dominiquewatson.webs.com. I've also written a sequel to my fourth book to be released in the Fall of 2009. The title is "TOO MUCH UNTOLD." The sequel is titled "TOO MUCH UNTOLD" Between Coasts, and you can find out about this book on my website as well. Geri: After having one book published, do you now find it easier to write? Dominique: It's always been easy for me to write. I simply let my feelings go. Now, if I have writer's block, I back away from the writing, and do something else. But, writing has always come easy for me. I love to inspire others, and I know that is my calling. No-matter what my books do, or how much money I make, writing is personal for me, and it's something I'll always hold onto. Geri: Thank you very much for Today's Interview. It's been delightful, and enjoyable! Dominique: Your Welcome! Geri:
Friday, January 23, 2009
It is an honor, and a great pleasure to bring to Today's Interview British Artists and Authors, Morgan Fitzsimons AND Kat Jones! Authors of "THE TIMEWEAVERS." Genre: Fantasy/ Science Fiction Morgan was born in the north of England in 1939. Drawing and painting since early childhood was her love for art, encouraged by a young art mistress at the age of eleven, who urged her to study the arts. Morgan went on to Liverpool University, where she obtained an N.D.D., and a B.A. She was a teacher for twenty years, and head of special needs. She has a passion, knowledge, and love for books. While Morgan was working as a teacher, she wrote and illustrated for several publishers. Her physical disability, and other problems led her to retire from teaching, and to concentrate on other things. Since then, she has designed and illustrated for various publishers, and manufactures. She has painted and exhibited her work in the UK, and overseas. She has lived in a variety of places including Lancashire, Shropshire and Merseyside, Wales and London, and Peterborough. She spent a great deal of time overseas, and at twenty-one, painted in the Place de Tetre with other students, and exhibited with artists while in France. She was inspired by the woods at Fontainebleau, and the palace at Versail. In more recent years, she has spent time in Africa, and the U.S.A. Kat was born in East Anglia in 1979. She has an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and is an excellent researcher, having researched many projects for Morgan, and others. She began working with Morgan at an early age, and has an estensive knowledge of history, myth, and legend. She loves books, and writes fiction, and poetry. Kat has developed her skills at graphic design from necessity, and enjoys combining those skills with Morgan's traditional artwork. She has traveled a great deal, and lived in a variety of places around the UK, and America. She now resides in East Anglia with her husband, and four children.
www.myspace.com/morganfitzsimons www.myspace.com/aiyenna http://www.thetimeweavers.com/ http://www.fitzsimmonspublishing.com/ http://www.fitztown.com/books/index.html
Geri: When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer? Morgan: As an artist, I painted and wrote as a child. The two have always gone together for me. I often paint, before I write. My daughter Kat also wrote as a child, giving a story to her teacher, who thought an adult had written it. She loved doing it, and continued. Geri: What type of books do you enjoy writing? Morgan: Stories from my imagination, though I do like writing about mythical, or historical characters, and events. I love fantasy, with romance, and adventure. Kat also likes similar things, though she likes to include humour. Geri: Did a special person in your life inspire you to write? Morgan: In my teens and early childhood, my cousin Harry Thomas inspired me to paint, and to write. In recent years, my son Paul has regenerated my enthusiasm. My daughter Kat was inspired by an English teacher in primary school, but is currently inspired and motivated by her brother Paul also. Geri: Have you written any books based on a true life story? Morgan: I have put together one, or two. Kat is working on one about her father, Gemini. Geri: Who is your favorite author? Morgan: I love words as much as visual imagery. I have read and love a variety from Yeats, and Poe to CS Lewis, and Christian Jacque. It is hard to choose. Kat loves Yeats, but if she has to name one, it's Terry Pratchett, because his imagination includes laughter. Geri: Are your characters from people you've known in real life, or from the imagination? Morgan: Kat, and I use both. Geri: Where can your book be purchased? Morgan: http://www.thetimeweavers.com/ http://www.fitztown.com/ Geri: What are some other links to your websites? Morgan: http://www.timelessink.com/ http://www.morgansartworld/ http://www.otherworlddreams.com/ Geri: How many books have you written? Morgan: Lots of educational stuff, and a whole bunch of others being published by Fitzsimmons in the New Year! Geri: Describe how you felt the first time you were published? Morgan: I can't remember the book, it was nearly fifty years ago, but I remember being impressed with a write-up in the Times. Geri: Do you have any current work in progress? Morgan: Titles on the go include: THE LAST ENCHANTER, about elves and humans, two sequels to THE TIMEWEAVERS, a collection of illustrated children's books, and THE KINGDOM OF ASHES. Geri: How did you feel at your first book-signing, or the first time you signed a copy of your book? Morgan: I couldn't understand why someone would want me to sign one. As an artist, hand-signing is something I am asked to do frequently, but it still amases me why someone would want me to. Geri: As a child, did you enjoy reading? Morgan: I was an avid reader, and started at the age of two, and had read everything of interest in the adult library by the age of seven. I practically lived there. Kat also loved books, and has read many types. We both like to read, and research history. Our home has wall-to-wall books in various rooms. Geri: Do you have goals set for the future in your journey of writing? Morgan: Perhaps to live long enough to see many more people, mainly children and teenagers inspired to read and write themselves. Kat's goal is to improve and inspire, which I still hope to do. Geri: I'd like to take this opportunity to Thank Morgan, Kat, and Paul for your devoted time to the literary world. The three of you are truly an inspiration to all writers. It has been an honor, and pleasure to have met all of you, and work closely with you. I wish you all success, and the best in your writing endeavors for 2009!
Welcome back Jon! I will be Reviewing his latest release, LA BAJADA LAWYER. This novel is a dark comic, legal thriller. Jon received a *****REVIEW for VOLCANO VERDICT, one of his legal thrillers. He is a Multipublished Author, and is working on other manuscripts for New Releases. He is from Albuquerque, college at Cornell, University of Colorado Law School. He worked as a public defender in Roswell, where he began writing RATTLESNAKE LAWYER. He practiced criminal law for a few years, doing several high profile cases, then moved to LA and received an MFA at the American Film Institute. He wrote several episodes of the nationally syndicated show "Arrest And Trial" which still views on the on the Fox Reality channel. He returned to NM in 2001, and resumed a high profile criminal practice. He only writes in darkness, before dawn, or at night. He is currently practicing law. He is the Author of: RATTLESNAKE LAWYER, CRATER COUNTY, AMARILLO IN AUGUST, VOLCANO VERDICT, and LA BAJADA LAWYER! www.myspace.com/154485663 www.rattlesnakelawyer.com http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1019771320&ref=mf INTERVIEW #2 1. Geri: Is writing a passion, a stress-reliever, or both? Jon: Writing is a passion. I tend to write best under stressful situations. A good friend once accused me of seeking to murder him, and filed charges on me. During the pendency of the suit, I vowed to write everyday. I managed to finish a 60,000 word, rough draft, during the seven weeks it took to get the suit dismissed. I vowed to never publish it, or even look at it again, until after that person died. Let's just say, I am currently revising the manuscript. 2. Geri: Do you write everyday? Jon: Only in the winter! 3. Geri: How many book-signings have you been to? Jon: I've done several hundred book-signings all over America. I've been from El Paso to Ithaca. 4. Geri: How do you promote your book? Jon: Sign, sign, sign! 5. Geri: Have you written books in different genres? Jon: All my books are about lawyers. However, I wouldn't call them all legal thrillers. I consider the latest book to be a dark comedy. 6. Geri: Do you plan on writing a book every year? Jon: I have the next three books written. I plan to take a break on fiction. 7. Geri: What has inspired you the most to write? Jon: Being stuck in Roswell, New Mexico, with nothing to do but wait to get abducted. 8. Geri: What factors place you in the comfort zone while writing? Jon: I need a Starbucks, doubleshot expresso light in a can. Also, I need darkness, and quiet! 9. Geri: Have you written a series, or a sequel for one title? Jon: My books all have continuing characters. My characters do grow older. Luna was pregnant at the end of VOLCANO VERDICT, her daughter is now seven, and a character of her own. 10. Geri: After having one book published, do you now find it easier to write? Jon: Sometimes! On the other hand, I have to make sure that I am consistent with the prior books. Geri: Thank you very much for today's interview. It is an honor, and a great pleasure indeed! Jon: Your welcome, it was enjoyable!