Friday, October 1, 2010
**INTERVIEW #5 With Author MJ ALLAIRE**
Author of: "DRAGON'S BREATH"
Denicalis Dragon Chronicles-Book 4
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
~~~AUTHOR INTERVIEW #5~~~
Geri: In your opinion, which genre makes the best movies?
MJ: Fantasy, of course! I love how the author can go totally out in left field with their
imagination with fantasy, and there is no right or wrong. 'Avatar' was great for that,
Geri: Did you enjoy reading as a child?
MJ: I did! I'm the youngest of four children, and my brothers are all much older than me, so
I spent a lot of my childhood by myself. When I complained to my mom that I was bored,
she would always say, "Read a book!"
Geri: Did a special person in your life inspire you to write?
MJ: My friend Kate was the first to believe in me. She said, "You should think about writing
a book." I decided to follow her advice. One book has turned into a series. I had no
idea of what I was getting into!
Geri: Do you have a special comfort zone when writing?
MJ: When I write, I really like having either complete silence, or the background sounds of
Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi playing somewhere. His music is very soothing to me,
and helps me get into the 'zone' that I need to fully concentrate, and envelope myself
into my imagination.
Geri: What are your goals for your future in your writing journey?
MJ: My main goal right now is to encourage young adults to keep reading. The written word
can take us to so many new, unexpected places. There's nothing better than a good
story to take us away for a day, week, or year. I also look forward to quitting my 'day
job' and writing full time. I love visiting schools, and plan on doing that as often as I can.
I also look forward to doing a book tour, as well as various vendor events, where I can
sell my books. I love encouraging other writers, whether they are school-aged or retired,
or everything in between, to believe in themselves and to not be afraid to follow their
Geri: Thank you kindly for your time. I wish you much success in your journey of writing.
MJ: You're welcome.