Sunday, February 22, 2009
**INTERVIEW with Author ANDIE LEE PECK**
It is with Great Pleasure to Interview Today, Author Andie Lee Peck. Author Of: ABSTRACT MURDER Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Police Procedural/Psychological Thriller http://www.authorsden.com/andielpeck http://es.bebo.com/dreamlover40 http://www.myspace.com/andieleames http://www.helium.com/items/237602-networking-why-writers-need-other- writers http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=63210 INTERVIEW Geri: When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer? Andie: I've always written, but it wasn't until the birth of my daughter in 1988 that I really started writing! Geri: What type of books do you enjoy writing? Andie: I read anything that piques my interest, and that ranges from Edgar Allan Poe to Lewis Carroll to Jim Carroll, renown poet and song writer, it just depends on my mood. Geri: Did a special person in your life inspire you to write? Andie: My kids, family and friends who believe in my imagination, and support me. Geri: Have you written any books based on a true life story? Andie: No, but what I write I like to call "faction" as there are a lot of facts within the fictional structure of the book. Geri: Who is your favorite author? Andie: Edgar Allan Poe! Geri: Are your characters created from people you've known in real life, or are they from the imagination? Andie: They are composites of real people, blended in with my imagination. Geri: How many books have you written? Andie: I've written two, "Daddy's Little Girl" which is not published, and "Abstract Murder" which went live as of September, 2008. Geri: Where can your book be purchased? Andie: http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.authorhouse.com/ http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/ Geri: Describe how you felt the first time you were published? Andie: I was dazed with a sense of relief, but then realized it was only the beginning of my journey with this book! Geri: Do you have any current work in progress? Andie: I'm working on a supernatural thriller and fantasy titled "The Girl Who Wasn't There" and other projects in the making. Geri: Do you have goals set for the future? Andie: Yes, I've set a five year goal to obtain the renown that I seek! Geri: At this point and time in your life, are you exactly where you want to be with your writing? Andie: Not really, but I shall be where I want, once able to obtain an agent, and publicist! Geri: What are some factors that can help authors reach their dream of accomplishment? Andie: The best advice that I have is read what you can about manuscript formats, and try to get help from other writers who made their path in the literary world, regardless of how small. Also, join writers groups to help along with the process, and network. Geri: Have you ever experienced writer's block? Andie: Yes, but then I either take a break until the block has passed, or I switch to writing something else. Geri: What advice can you give to prevent writer's block? Andie: Not to panic, and do something relaxing! Writer's block is often unavoidable, but it's not permanent. Do something that relaxes, but stimulates the creative process! Geri: As a child, did you have favorite books? Andie: Yes, "Alice In Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. Geri: As a child, did you enjoy reading a lot? Andie: I'd read, or watch television to escape! Geri: If you had the opportunity to one day live the life of a famous author, who would it be? Andie: It would be myself, as it is my goal to become a famous author. Geri: Many authors feel a sense of self-satisfaction after publishing a book, some feel a sense of achievement, can you relate to such feelings? Andie: I can understand how they feel, but for me, it's not an achievement until I reach my goal! Geri: How do you balance your current occupation with your goals for writing? Andie: I'm a full-time writer, and sometimes supplement my income by freelancing with online magazines. Geri: How did you feel at your first book-signing? Andie: I was a bit dazed, but I managed to sell a copy of the book when other authors on the panel sold nothing, and I made valuable contacts. When it was over, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief, and I felt good about myself. Geri: If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would change? Andie: The only thing I'd change is launching a full-blown media blitz to bring attention to my work. Geri: As writers, we begin with a manuscript, and end with promotions, what was your most difficult task? Andie: For me, the hardest part is getting those established in the literary realm to give me a chance, that's the biggest hurdle that I've yet to conquer! Geri: Some writer's need to listen to music, look at the ocean, or flowers when writing. Do you have a particular scenery? Andie: Based on the type of things that I write, it's better for me to write at night, while the rest of the house is sleeping. Geri: If you were to write in a different genre, what would it be? Andie: "Daddy's Little Girl" is about the first black president who was the savior that the country needed, but also held some very dark secrets, and if discovered would not only ruin his career, but possibly land him in prison. It's a straight up literary book! Geri: Thank you very much for your time with today's Interview. It was very enjoyable! Andie: Your welcome!