Thursday, June 25, 2009
**INTERVIEW with author DANIELLE PIERRE**
Author of: "JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN!" Subtitle: "UNLEASH YOUR INNER POWER AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE. NO MORE EXCUSES!" Genre: Non-fiction/ Self-help http://www.justmakeithappen.org/ www.myspace.com/justmakeithappen www.twitter.com/jstmakeithappen INTERVIEW Geri: What type of books do you enjoy writing? Danielle: Poetry, self-help, and will be venturing into fiction soon, fantasy. Geri: Who is your favorite author? Danielle: Stephen King, Anne Rice (tie) Geri: Did a special person in your life inspire you to write? Danielle: Timothy Pina inspired me to take the step to write the "JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN" Series. He is my partner(life and otherwise) and best friend. Other than that, I've had a passion for writing since childhood. It came about naturally, not from any direct inspiration that I can recall. Geri: When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer? Danielle: Age ten! Geri: Do you have any current work in progress? Danielle: Many, yes! The "JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN" self-help series will have several volumes to it, which is a whip. Also, I have a book of poetry in progress, and will be making my first attempt at fiction over the summer. Geri: If you were to live for one day the life of a famous author, who would it be? Danielle: Stephen King, I often wonder if his life is anything like his books. Can you imagine? Geri: As writers, we begin with a manuscript, and end in promotions. What was your most difficult task? Danielle: Promotions, definitely! It's a lot of work promoting a self- published book, not impossible, just a lot of work. Geri: Have you ever experienced writer's block? Danielle: Yes, though it's easily overcome, start writing, anything. Geri: What factors would help authors to reach their dream? Danielle: Just write, if you can't find a publisher, self-publish at first, that really gives a person confidence to see their book and name in print. I am a firm believer that "thoughts become things" if you believe. Just make it happen! It's really that simple. Geri: As a child, did you have favorite books? Danielle: Many! ALICE IN WONDERLAND, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, HUCKLEBERRY FIN, ROOTS. Also, NANCY DREW, WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and so many more. Geri: Thank you kindly for your time, and for everyone out there who reads this interview, I met Danielle on Myspace many moons ago, where she welcomed me with opened arms. In just a short time, I learned that Danielle's personality is indeed as beautiful as her writing. Many people come-and-go in our lives, she is one who will always be remembered. Best of luck Danielle in all your writing endeavors! Danielle: Thank you!