Saturday, June 19, 2010

**INTERVIEW #3 with Author/Attorney JONATHAN MILLER**

It is an honor and with Great Pleasure to Welcome Back Author/Attorney Jonathan Miller.


Subtitle:               "A Rattlesnake Lawyer-Luna Cruz Thriller

Genre:                  Legal Thriller


Geri:   How many books have you written?

Jon:      Six

Geri:        Do you plan on writing a book every year?

Jon:           Yes

Geri:          In your opinion, what is the best genre to make the movie screen?

Jon:            Comic book, or 3D

Geri:           Do you think blogging about your books helps promotions, and do you enjoy it?

Jon:             Yes. I have almost two-thousand friends on facebook. I find that I do better if I ask
                     for input.

Geri:            What type of books do you enjoy reading?

Jon:              I like thrillers, especially funny ones.

Geri:             What inspires you the most to write?

Jon:              I am a lawyer, and I write about staying sane in an insane system.

Geri:             Thank you very much for your time. I wish you much success.

Jon:               You're welcome.


It is a pleasure and an honor to Interview author Ziana De Bethune.

Author of:    "VALANTINUS: Blood Brothers"

Genre:             Science Fiction/Fantasy/Vampire


Geri:    What inspires you the most to write?

Ziana:       I don't know if I'm inspired as much as I am driven. It's more of a need to put on paper, the
                scenes that unfold inside my head. I try to capture the essence of the world in which my characters
                live, the whole experience. It seems at times that I live in a world, where there is this huge, endless
               vault that's filled with characters that need to have their stories told. So, I pluck a few out, and let
                them take over from there. I know that sounds insane, but that's how it feels to me. So, I guess the
                shorter answer would be, my characters inspire me to write.

Geri:         Did you have favorite books as a child?

Ziana:         Actually, no. I started making up my own stories as a child, and that's what I spent my time
                  doing. Either that, or painting portraits and landscapes, which in retrospect, were pretty
                  awful. lol.

Geri:          Do you have current work in progress?

Ziana:        I'm always working on two, or three projects at one time. I was working on IT'S A QUIET
                 THING, with scriptwriter Anthony Bodden, off-and-on, the whole time that I was working
                 on VALANTINUS. "IT'S A QUIET THING" is a true crime story that is, believe it or not,
                 an inspirational story. I also began working on a motivational book with LIFE STRATEGIST,
                 OCTAVE ELLIS, but I found that one extra project too much, so I had to temporarily put
                 that one on hold for a while bit to finish IT'S A QUIET THING and then get back to work
                 with OCTAVE. I figure that by the time I finish IT'S A QUIET THING and am halfway
                 through the other motivational one, I'll probably also start working on MAYA, the prequel to
                "VALANTINUS." What I do is work for a few days on one, then switch over to let the plot
                 and characters simmer on the back burner, and work on a different one in the meantime. It's
                 nuts, but it works for me.

Geri:          Who is your favorite author?

Zianna:        I don't really have a favorite. I like reading everything, including romance, mysteries and
                   crime dramas. I also enjoy biographies like Casanova's life story, European Nobility,
                  historical and academic material, even about Quantum Physics. It's tough to pick
                  favorites, when there are so many amazing writers out there.

Geri:           If you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?

Zianna:        I do write in a few different genres. I've written romances, both contemporary, and
                   historical. I've written comedy, vampire, crime drama, and I'm even trying my hand at
                   scriptwriting. I love it all!

Geri:            Thank you kindly for your time. Welcome aboard, it's delightful to work with you,and you
                   are indeed among many talented authors. I wish you much success!

Zianna:         You're welcome.