It is an honor to Interview Author Geoffrey Neil today.
Author of: "DIRE MEANS"
Geri: When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Geoffrey: When I first began to realize how therapeutic writing was. Journaling for
myself gave me my first satisfaction as a writer. Then when I was offered
some free lance work for a local newspaper, I received my first positive
feedback from strangers, who carry much more credibility about quality
than loved ones. This encouraged me, and made me want to write more.
Geri: Did you have favorite books as a child?
Geoffrey: Dr. Seuss, and as many books about animal adventures as I could find, and
get my parents to read to me.
Geri: Who is your favorite author?
Geoffrey: John Steinbeck.
Geri: Has a special person in your life inspired you to write?
Geoffrey: Yes, and I'd add 'encouraged and prodded' to describe what my friend,
Judy Proffer, an ex-boss turned friend has done to support me.
Geri: If you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
Geoffrey: Fantasy. I think fantasy is fiction stretched to its limit, because not only
is it created by the author's imagination, it often includes worlds and
beings that are based on nothing we've ever seen.
Geri: Do you have any current work in progress?
Geoffrey: Yes. I'm drafting my second book, and it will include one character from
"DIRE MEANS." That character will probably be obvious to anyone who
finishes the story. I don't know if book number two will carry the
socially conscious theme of DIRE MEANS, but since I don't work from
from an outline, I never know where events will take the story.
Geri: Thank you very much for your time. It has been a pleasure, and very
enjoyable. I wish you much success.
Geoffrey: You're welcome.