Sunday, April 3, 2011

***INTERVIEW #2 with Author W.G. GRIFFITHS***

It is an Honor and with Great Pleasure to bring back Author W.G. Griffiths

Multi Published Author

Author of:    "STINGERS"

STINGERS Also Available on Kindle!/WGGriffiths


Geri:     What motivates you to write?

W.G. Griffiths:     I love good stories. Love to read them, see them, and tell them. Readers
                              also motivate. There is a sweet sense of accomplishment in seeing the print
                              completed, and hearing back from readers how they were moved, and in
                              some cases changed.

Geri:    What factors place you in the comfort zone while writing?

W.G. Griffiths:    Knowing my research is good, and I can relate to things that I have
                              my characters doing. I skydive now, because I had a character do it.
                             I discovered things about skydiving that I never would have known if I
                             didn't personally jump. The feeling of blood rushing into my legs, for example.
                             It puts the reader in my world, and then they tell me they felt like they were
                             there. That's a big goal.

Geri:    What are your goals in the future for your writing journey?

W.G. Griffiths:    To keep it all fresh, and to keep the stories coming. I have never had
                             writer's block, and there are many stories in the tank.

Geri:   In your opinion, how important is a cover to a book?

W.G. Griffiths:     Damn important. Making the cover is also a lot of fun. I like to come up
                               with the idea, and my son Luke, makes it appear.

Geri:    Have you had the pleasure of discussing your book with a fan?

W.G. Griffiths:     Yes. 'STINGERS' is easy to love. Think Huckleberry Finn meets the
                              Godfather. I never had so much fun writing anything.

Geri:       Thank you for today's Interview. I wish you very much success.

W.G. Griffiths:    You're welcome.


It is with Great Pleasure and an Honor to Interview Author Janina Stankiewicz Chung.

Author of:     "FAR EAST OF THE SUN"

Genre:    Contemporary Historical Fiction


Geri:     What inspires you the most to write?

Janina:    The desire to create a world for a reader to escape into. In FAR EAST OF THE SUN,
                 I try to relay to the reader the importance of family, love, and unity.

Geri:         Who is your favorite author?

Janina:      Jackie Collins

Geri:      Did you have favorite books as a child?

Janina:     No, I lived in Displaced Persons Camps, and had no access to books.

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

Janina:       A journey of a young girl in a new world. Her trials and tribulations, her loves,
                   and her triumphs.

Geri:       What are your goals for the future in your journey of writing?

Janina:       I want to see one of my books made into a movie. FAR EAST OF THE SUN
                    is very much like Dr. Zhivago. It would make a great movie.

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

Janina:     You're welcome


It is an Honor and with Great Pleasure to Interview Author Pauline Holyoak

Author of:    "MERRYWEATHER LODGE:    Ancient Revenge


Geri:      What inspires you the most to write?

Pauline:     Nothing specific. I write to explore my inner world. I write because some mystical magnet
                   draws me to my desk. I write to escape the mundane world of people, and things. I write
                   because I need to write. To me, it's a sort of innate longing to get my thoughts, wild
                   fantasies, opinions and stories on paper. I write in the first person. I like to put myself
                  in my protagonist's shoes, to become her, to think and act as she does. Sometimes, I can
                  almost feel her hand on mine as the pen glides across the paper, and her story unfolds.
                  I find myself asking her, 'What happens next Emily?' Or, 'How do you feel about this?'
                  I know it sounds crazy. I used to hear authors say things like this, and roll my eyes. But
                  now I know it is true, at least in my perception. I'm a descriptive writer. I like to 
                  convince my reader that she is there by assaulting each of her senses with color, sound,
                  taste, and texture. If my reader can feel the sun on her face and the wind fluttering in 
                 her shirt sleeves, envision the landscape and feel for my characters, half my job is done.

Geri:         Did you have favorite books as a child?

Pauline:     Ann of Green Gables.

Geri:     Who is your favorite author?

Pauline:     John Saul

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

Pauline:       Children's Books

Geri:   What are your goals for the future in your journey of writing?

Pauline:     To be a NY Times Bestseller, and have my book made into a movie. One can only
                   dream. My realistic goals are to finish my 'Merryweather Lodge' triology, three
                   other books, and numerous articles I have in the making. I'd also like to write an
                   autobiography, 'Under The Shadow Of The Wheel: Growing up in a coal mining

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

Pauline:      You're welcome.