Monday, January 30, 2012


It is with great pleasure and an honor to interview Author Richard Oliver Snelson. Thank you for today's interview. I wish you much success.

Author of 'The Hawksbill Crag'     5 Star Review

~~~Author Interview~~~

What inspires you to write?
I believe my passion to write comes from the story I want to tell. When I find that bit of lighting in a bottle, the characters drive the mind, and then the fingers.

How important is a book cover?
Critical to me. For the last novel, I designed the cover, before writing the story. I always keep the tentative cover in plain view while writing.

Did you have favorite books as a child?
Jack London's 'Call Of The Wild' was a favorite.

If you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
I just finished a western short story for Dusty Richard's next anthology. The subject has to have a bite that will drive me each day in my daydreams. Daydreams always help to speed a story along.   

Do you have current work in progress?
I do. The story is a modern adventure set against one of the environmental disasters man is creating. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

**INTERVIEW #4 with Author SAM MOFFIE**

It is a Pleasure And with Great Honor to Welcome back Author Sam Moffie. 2010 Author Of The Year. Sam Moffie is the Talented Author of: Swap; The Organ Grinder And The Monkey; No Mad; The Book Of Eli, And his New Release titled 'To kill The Duke.' Thank you Sam for today's Interview. May 2012 bring you much Success in your Writing endeavors.
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  ***Author Interview #4***

In your opinion, what does it take to become successful?
Luck, patience, talent, and some extra cash on editing and marketing.

Describe your perfect reading location.
TIE: Outside on a beautiful day in our stone garden, and by a roaring fire with my wife while reading her Kindle.

Has a movie ever inspired you to write a story?
How ironic! Although the movie 'The Conqueror' didn't inspire me to write TO KILL THE DUKE, it figures big-time in it.

Of all your books published, which one was the most enjoyable to write? 
My latest book, 'TO KILL THE DUKE.' The subject matter of the 1950s America vs. the USSR, and all that went with the Cold War has been of great interest to me. The research and the whips of my editor and muse to be better, made a tough subject come to life via imagined people, places and things as well as real life people, who were very prominent during those intense times.                                     


It is with Great honor and a pleasure to Interview Author Samantha Ryan Chandler today. Thank you Samantha for your time. I wish you much Success.


~~~Author Interview~~~

What inspires you to write?
My book 'A love Story:How God Pursued Me and Found Me' was written to myself, or I thought this when I first began to write. It wasn't until five months after my manuscript was accepted by my publisher that I added the last chapter, which was a true Epiphany. I had so much happen to me that was not understandable. To better understand my circumstances, I began with my early life and searched to see where God was beginning with my abusive childhood, and took my writings into my divorce that can only be cataloged as an annihilation. This process was cathartic and freeing.

Who is your favorite author?
I have a variety of reading interests, depending on where I am in life. I will get into one genre and read reams, until I am fully saturated, and then on to another genre. I must admit that Alexander Dumas holds my fancy, and I can read and re-read his work. 'The Count Of Monte Christo' is chuck full of excitement, adventure, and is a true fairy tale with a solid ending. It is gripping, as you hold on to the edge of your book, hoping with each page that this book just possibly could have a happy ending. 'Les Miserable' is another favorite. Even though I fully know how it ends, I find myself in a nervous state as the main character goes from anguish to mayhem, to redemption to peace.

Describe your perfect reading location.
I own a historical property that has seven massive oaks that are possibly several hundred years old. Between two perfectly placed oaks, is a space that is just right for a hammock. I like to read in my hammock with cushy pillows and a soft blanket, watching the leaves sway in the wind between pages.

Did you enjoy reading as a child?
I always read every night before sleep. In the summer, I would plan my week to the library. I would walk maybe a mile to the library, but this was fantastic as I could fantasize as to what treasure I may find on the shelves. I would check out no less than five books. Growing up in Louisiana, our summers were brutally hot. After a heavy lunch, it would be quite common to read until the afternoon was not so hot, and run out and play. This also established a great reading habit.

Do you have current work in progress?
Yes, I am working on two books. I am co-writing with my partner. It is fiction, and a love story. Our writing style is a bit unique as he writes on his computer, and I write on mine. I send him my writing from the character's female love interest, and my partner then merges the two writings. We brainstorm the direction of where the story is going, and then we each write from our heart. It is moving along quite nicely, and very exciting to see his writings merge with my thoughts. At some point, we will have to write together. My second book is for young children, the type A mother would sit with her child on her lap, and read too. The title is 'Miss Hunny Bunny and Pretty kitty Take a Road Trip Upon Turtle.' It shall be an adventure. I am in hopes that my middle daughter, who is the artist, will illustrate the pages.

Monday, January 16, 2012


It is with Great honor and a Pleasure to Interview Author Alexandrea Weis today. Thank you Alexandrea for your time. I wish you very much Success.

~~~Author Interview~~~

What inspires you to write?
I wish I could pinpoint it to one thing that inspires me, but anything inspires me. A song, a story from a person I just met about their life, or a story on the news. I find stories all around me. When I don't have a story, I just sit down, and start writing. Probably what inspires me the most to write is a blank piece of paper. I just want to fill it up with something.

Who is your favorite author?
Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Ian Fleming. I loved the character study of James Bond in the books.

If you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
Paranormal or fantasy probably. I think those genres really allow your imagination to soar.

In your opinion, how important is a book cover?
Very important. That is your first introduction to the reader, and we as humans are visual creatures. What we see entices us. I always take special care with my covers.

Do you have special work in progress?
My next book is coming in January 2012, titled 'BROKEN WINGS.' It is the story about a wildlife rehabber who uses the healing power of animals to help a Iraq veteran home from the war to overcome his post traumatic stress syndrome. It is a very personal story for me since I am a wildlife rehabber, and a Nurse who has worked with PTSD patients in the past. It is a story of love, and the ability to overcome all obstacles.