An Interview with Author P.D Blackmon

P. D. Blackmon

Where are you from?

I’m a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Long time Los Angeles resident. 

Why do you write?

I write to tell stories targeting young people not yet told, from an urban perspective. 

What do you write about?

I write moralistic fantasy tales, for kids, ancient history published articles and culturally driven articles. This is my first graphic Novel which is based off of my film screenplay written in 2006. After it was nominated for best screenplay (Beverly Hills Film Festival) turning it into a animation feature film was our goal. So far, that has not happened. So I decided in the interim to turn the screenplay into a manuscript. And here we are. 

Who are your target audiences?

My target audiences is the youth market, encompassing kids’ tweens teenagers and young adults. I’m looking to write inspirational uplifting and inspiring books something I feel is much needed especially in today’s environment. So, I guess timing is everything. May be 15 years ago 2006 was not our time. It is possible we were in need of such a time as this. He may not come when you call him, but he’s always right on time.  

What else do you do, other than write?

I am a 25+ year veteran in the entertainment industry, Network radio producer, engineer, filmmaker, and writer. 

How did you develop your writing?

The initial ZeaZoo & the Land of Boo screenplay was written in 2006 and took 2 -5 years to write and develop the many Fantasy CGI Animation Characters. The manuscript adaptation process took about 6 month.  

Who encouraged you to write this book?

This book is dedicated to my grandson Isaiah, who was my soul loving inspiration, for this epic fairy tale. And may it inspire every person who reads it. Everywhere. Nana loves you. 

Our Land of Boo “Small World” Gift Giveaway will take place on EURweb April-May 30th. All are invited to Enter and Win! https://t.co/PMPeWuc1HQ

ZeaZoo and the Land of Boo is available in EBook and Paperback also Land Of Boo Journal and Notebooks sets are all apart of the new BOO brand merchandising. 

This is the beginning of a franchise for us. Wish us love and light. 

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Publisher : iAmerica Soul Publishing

An interview with author Lewis J. A. Corbett

Lewis J. A. Corbett

Lewis J. A. Corbett can usually be found doing writing and reading. Lewis loves reading plays and non-fiction books. His favourite book is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

Writing a play has always an ambition of his and eventually, he finally achieved his ambition when The Tragic Death was published.

When not reading or writing, Lewis loves going to the cinema, playing overwatch, and doing jigsaw puzzles. He lives in the South East of England.

Where are you from?

I’m from Brighton, East Sussex in England.

Why do you write?

I like being creative, I conjurer up short stories and then adapt them into plays.

What do you write about?

I mainly write horror plays and short stories, I’m open to writing other genres but I seem to fall back on horror as my main genre.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I find my writing style to be somewhere between Joe Orton and Edgar Allen Poe.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?

Use to struggle with getting my ideas down on paper. I’m not a fast writer so I would have to remember the story ideas and type them up when I was at a computer.

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

I’ve only just published my first book but I have been asked multiple times if I am planning on writing more.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing short stories for a few years, I would say I started in around 2017 but I’ve only been writing plays for a since March 2021. I have just published my first play called The Tragic Death by Lewis J. A. Corbett.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I have wanted to be a writer for a long time, ever since I saw that Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons when Lisa reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe to Bart and Maggie. It was that episode what lead me to discovered Edgar Allan Poe and read some more of his works.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

I try to write at least 3 pages a day when I have a new play on the go but if I’m writing a short story, I try and write it in one sitting.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

When writing, I just go with it. I type and see where the story leads me.

The Tragic Death

How long does it take to write a book?

The Tragic Death took me about 3 weeks to write, but I had a week break in between that. Short stories take me about an hour or two to finish.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Write ideas down, any ideas and let them develop into bigger stories. My book The Tragic Death is based of a short story I wrote back in 2017.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

Character names, I find it hard to choose names. When writing a new character I wanted a name that sounded natural. If I picked the wrong name and published, that name is there for ever.

What do you think makes a good story?

When writing plays and short stories, I find what makes the best stories are the ones with good characters building. You have to be able to relate with the character.

What does your family think of your writing?

My Nan and her husband Les said they really liked my book and my aunt Katie and her husband Chris are very supportive of my writing too

Do you see writing as a career?

I would love to have a career as an author, I guess whether or not I can make a career of it is down to if the reader likes my plays and short stories.

Do you have anything specific youd like to tell the readers?

I’ve just released my first book The Tragic Death by Lewis J. A. Corbett is now available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle.

If you do pick up a copy, I would love to see and read some of your reviews on Goodreads.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I first considered myself a writer when I started writing short stories back in 2017.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I love going to the cinema, I have one of them cinema cards what is a fixed monthly price so I can go and see as many films as I like each month. I also like playing overwatch, and doing jigsaw puzzles.

What is your favourite book?

My favourite book is definitely The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I just love that book so much, I have multiple copies of it including a sign copy and the audiobook.

Book Review: The Desire Factor by Christy Whitman

The Desire Factor by Christy Whitman

Manifesting your desires has never been easier with New York Times bestselling author Christy Whitman’s newest book, The Desire Factor, which offers the tools for you to find happiness, abundance, and success.

The Desire Factor proves that desire is the force behind every act of creation, and it is the mechanism through which everything in this boundless spiritual universe is made manifest into physical, tangible form.

However, the true gift is not in acquiring our desires; it is the people we become in the process of allowing our desires to move through us. The skills, the strengths, and the character traits we develop in the process of manifesting our desires stay with us always.

The Desire Factor unfolds the precise steps for bringing about the manifestation of any desire. Take author Christy Whitman’s advice and learn to lean into prosperity and abundance.

Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I will re-read this book surely as I am completely blown away with the raw and honest way of writing. This clearly shows how the author has put her heart and soul in writing this book. I was a little skeptical when I started reading this book as the Law of Attraction can easily misguide us into obsessing over something, we want. However, when something is not really meant to happen, we beat ourselves up for not trying hard enough or wasting time “wanting” it. The last chapter of this book will tell you exactly how to release attachment with your Desire Factor. I truly appreciate the experiences of the author that have been shared in this book, as it further adds to the credibility of the author in this field of work. I have also been seeing a lot of angel numbers as I read this book and I am sure that if you are someone looking to be guided by your Desire to live a fulfilled life, even if that means more money, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I will go back and read this again sometime soon.

An Interview with Author Megan Virona

Megan Virona

What is your mission in life?

My mission is not only to free myself from a settled life but to free others as well. I don’t want anyone to think that they have to live a life they aren’t completely in love with. I want to show others that they can do anything that they set their mind to.

Describe yourself in five words

If I could describe myself in five words, I would say that I am: 

1. Optimistic

2. Passionate 

3. Driven / motivated

4. Motivating or inspirational

5. Lastly, I would say that I’m very persistent because I do not give up when it comes to my goals and dreams! I don’t take no for an answer. I will always strive to reach my goal no matter what.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?  

The first thing I would like to mention is that I always treat myself as a friend would treat me. If you think about it, a friend would never talk negatively about you, a friend would never put you down. Friends are there to support you and motivate you! So if I ever have a doubtful mindset I would act as a friend by comforting myself as another person would – and this really does help in many ways because not only are you fighting for yourself and giving yourself a positive outlook, but you’re also providing a good company and this encourages independent behavior. So I will continue to argue back-and-forth until I feel confident. 

Sometimes that doesn’t work. not because I don’t believe in myself, but because life often isn’t fair. I have a pretty good relationship with myself to the point where I mostly never have to doubt myself and my potential, but there’s always going to be something that may make me feel like I am not going to achieve what I want. In this situation, my approach will now be to research testimonies because I know others have done exactly what I want to do. and it’s very reassuring to see people who have started where I am at and are now living the dream that I have. 

Also when I’m feeling doubtful I just let it in. I remember that it is okay to feel these negative emotions instead of rejecting them and bottling them up. I give myself time to feel them and then I’ll eventually move forward. And every time I do move forward, I get stronger. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone as motivated as I am -so I know that these methods that I use personally do work! I 100% recommend other people using these methods too.

What scares you the most?

What scares me the most is living a settled life. I never want to settle. I know what I want in life and I am so determined to get it, but there’s always going to be the fear that I put my hands up and say “This is too hard! I’m tired of working and not seeing results!”  I’m afraid I will go about my life working a 9 to 5 never knowing what it’s like to travel to live to explore. That’s why I am so eager to work whether it be on my book, courses, or my worksheets. I work overtime every day to ensure I won’t be living this settled life.

What makes you happiest?

Life! Rainy days, making love, surrounding myself with motivated people, taking risks, tropical plants, abstract art, museums, greenery, travel, writing, teaching, taking notes, passion, growth, the sun, the beach, rain forests, jungles, food, exotic animals, nature, freedom

Why do you write?

I write because as a kid I never felt like I was able to write. I’ve never felt like I had a voice. I never felt like what I was saying was important. After years and years of silence, I got tired and eventually started speaking. I started off by speaking to myself with writing and just video memos but later I came to a realization that what I had to say was significant. I realized that my words have the ability to literally change lives by inspiring people.  I think it’s beautiful that I can make markings on the piece of paper and when others are staring at the paper, they can gain an incredible amount of motivation and even change their own lives just by looking at the paper. I write to inspire others and organize my own thoughts. I want others to be motivated. I feel writing has been one of the most effective ways to get my voice out there, my teachings out there. And as a reader I can confidently say that this has been one of the most effective methods for me to learn and grow.

What are you most proud of in your personal life?

I’m incredibly proud of my progression as a person I’ve talked about how I was before versus how I am now. for those of you who don’t know me I’ll give you a quick rundown of my story: I was brought up in an incredibly toxic environment to where I felt like my voice never really mattered. I would stay quiet all of the time because if I would have spoken I would be given the reason as to why I was wrong, why my voice didn’t matter, why I should just stay quiet. So, taking that with me from basically birth to the end of my high school years made it incredibly challenging for me in my early adulthood. I use this example a lot because it’s funny to me how much progress I’ve made but for example my boyfriend and I would go out to eat and I remember clenching his arm every single time we would have to order and my heart would race and I would just be standing behind him the whole time I whisper in his ear “can you ask for the number two” or whatever I wanted on the menu at the time. And this would go on for years and years and years and years. I am not exaggerating. That’s just a small example of how before I could barely speak up I would never book my own doctor’s appointments. I would never leave my room for the fear of having to talk to someone and saying the wrong thing. One day I decided I did not want to be this person anymore. So I changed. Fast forwarding to now I would like to announce that I have my own successful podcast show, I’ve been on my own solo vacations, I have my own home, I have my own book, I’m looking into mentoring other people, and hopefully getting into Public speaking in front of really big crowds! How ironic right? So I can confidently say that the biggest accomplishment I’ve ever made is becoming a person that I’m not ashamed of. Being an inspiration to my younger self. Being the type of person who knows what they want and not being afraid to speak up and immediately grasp it. I want to also mention that it doesn’t always happen overnight. change is a work in progress. But the fact that I knew what I wanted and didn’t want, and every day showed up as the person I wanted to be is one of my biggest accomplishments.

What is hardest: getting published, writing or marketing?

For me and I would say marketing. I’m never the type of person to force anything on others. Even if I’m completely confident in my work, I’m still a little bit shy to get it out there. I don’t ever want to be annoyingly pushing my products out there. I’m more of the type of person to sit back and let people come to me. I know I have value within my books, but I would like to be genuine every step of the way. I would love for my readers to feel more like friends. I’m still learning that it’s okay to accept, because I provide a lot of value.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?

I have an incredible amount of support. As a matter of fact, I don’t surround myself with anything but support! It’s not only important, but crucial for everybody to have a supportive foundation if they want to grow. Being around anything less will set you up for failure. If you’re reading this: Please surround yourself with only supportive people!

What else do you do, other than write?

Besides writing, I create abstract art, I travel, and I’m also a photographer. I’m blessed to have passions that go hand in hand. I like to travel and work on my art while I’m in these beautiful destinations and take pictures to capture memories of the moments to remember.

How do you write: lap-top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?

Personally, I think pen and paper is always going to be my go to. Something about looking at a full page of written ideas makes me feel so fulfilled. As for finalizing my rough drafts I use my laptop usually laying in bed.

How much sleep do you need to be your best?

Eight hours! And when I wake up, before I check my phone or even get out of bed, I have to have at least one big glass of water. 

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? 

All of my friends, followers, anyone who has believed in me and been there from the start. 

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?

When I have people telling me that I have changed their life, and I’m an inspiration to them. That’s when I will consider myself as a successful writer!


Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?

My new book is only for the inspired. If you really want something in life and you’re willing to work for it, but you just don’t know where to begin or how to approach reaching this goal, this book is for you. I wrote this book to help people organize what they want and realize that it is possible with a plan, organizing. In this book I also encourage you to surround yourself with positivity along with a mindset that forces you to not settle. This is a workbook, so you’re going to have to work! And I think that’s the beauty in this book because you can’t just sit there and have temporary motivation. You’re going to be encouraged to do certain activities. You’re going to be encouraged to get up to write, highlight, take notes, and to research. That’s why I say that this book is only for the inspired.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?

I love warm showers, making love, massages, watching a funny movie or TV show, exfoliating with scrubs, eating a great meal, and sleep of course!

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?

If you take away anything from this book, I want you to know that you can do this, and you will do this! 

You have to stay focused and you have to really want to achieve this goal. I think it’s important to romanticize every step of the journey to where you have that warm feeling when you think about your goals, or every time you pull out that book.

I hope that you will feel encouraged to use a journal and understand that your story is worth taking notes on. You can have a lot of fun growing if you make it that way. I want you to feel like your thoughts are being projected onto paper, so that you don’t have to overwhelm your mind. Also – a little time planning, visualizing, and projecting can go a very long way. And I think you will start to understand that later on as I did. As long as you put all of your passion into this, you’re all set up for success!

Thank you Jasveena for letting me be hosted on your website! I love what you’re doing and can’t wait to see how far you come in the future! 

Thank you so much, Megan!! 🙂 I am so happy to host you over here and I wish you many more successes in the future!

Do you have links that you’d like to share for others to read?

Amazon link

Podcast 

I host a podcast show called Self Development With Virona if you wanna check it out!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/self-development-with-virona/id1492630885

Self-development with Virona on Instagram

Author Interview with Dylan Walker

An avatar or Dylan Walker

DYLAN WALKER is a researcher at heart. After earning an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, he spent two years working as a Software Engineer. He earned a post-graduation degree in business management with a specialization in finance. For the last ten years, he has been a Research Analyst focusing primarily on IT hardware. When not working or writing, he spends his free time watching documentaries, tracking national and international politics, and think-tanks to remain abreast of current international relations.

Where are you from?

I am from and residing in India.

Why do you write?

I consider writing as one of the most respected form of communication since the arrival of homo sapiens. This is the best way to get engaged with people in order to spread your thoughts in an effective manner.

What do you write about? 

I present to the people about various news items that might have skipped their attention, within an espionage spy thriller format, thereby it serves as an edutainment version of reading.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I adopt the popular format of international thriller writing style with action, adventure and love interest properly woven in order to keep the reader engaged and not feel like that they just reading newspaper op-ed.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?

The choice of style itself was a bit difficult to find. I have been more inclined towards monitoring international events and tracking IR analysts and foreign policy thinktanks. The process to striking the right chord that resonates both to me and the larger audience took its own sweet time.

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

A reader after reading “A Summit without Mercy” said to me that it was like a proper action movie script, it was greatly satisfying as it reinforced my capability a taking current affairs event and successfully converting it into a captivating work. I was even more glad, when I came to that he was working with the peripheral part of the filmmaking industry.

A Summit Without Mercy

How long have you been writing?

The engine got its ignition mode back in my school days. Of course, that more of a historical documentation based on my school history textbooks.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

It was generally seen weird during my school days. History was considered one of the dry subject to taught. However, I found it to be very interesting as I viewed them as a story based on real events. In fact, the thought of writing an altered history with an alternative timeline was the first moment when I actually wanted to become a writer.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I visually create avatars of characters and would interact with them during night, when I am free to have mind open for such interactions.

How long does it take to write a book?

It takes me 1-2 months to properly synthesize a knot into a storyline and then into a proper international thriller fiction.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Observe things and events around you that influence you be it positive or otherwise. The emotion that takes your heart for a ride would automatically reflect and evolve in writing.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

While, till now, I haven’t been searching for story knots as I see them abundantly around, challenge remains at areas where I have to choose the location as I want the audience not to be entirely familiar with such places thereby nudging them google and analyse about those places. In addition, the choice of character names as well as is a significant challenge while I write the story.

What do you think makes a good story?

The prime mission of a story is to engage and entertain. There is no second thought on that part. However, a good story must not just educate the reader, whether it is about an event or about a location or even about a restaurant in that location. The writer when takes the responsibility of providing such value addition apart from an engaging story, it becomes a good story.

What does your family think of your writing? 

They were initially surprised, however, they are really supportive at my endeavor.

Do you see writing as a career?

I do. It is not just about the monetary aspect, as I am currently with a professional occupation, which serves that purpose. However, it is the thought of reaching to people and sharing my thoughts and awaiting their feedback on my thoughts that drives me to take this up as a career.

Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

The world is once again at brink of getting transformed. As the former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, said, the global pandemic will “forever alter the world order”. I am striving to present you the international espionage spy thriller stories based on this ever changing global affairs.

Do you have links that you’d like to share for others to read?

     Amazon Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XWCSMC9/
     Amazon Author Link: https://www.amazon.com/Dylan-Walker/e/B08XWFM6L3

     Facebook Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/dylanwalkerauthor

Upcoming Author Live Chat with Macee Carson

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About the Author:

Macee Carson is a disabled, LGBT+ author who published Autumn’s Fire as her first novel. Her disability is due to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome which she has suffered from for 9 years. Though this obviously makes life difficult for her, she does her best to prevail against her disability and do what she loves. As for her LGBT+ orientation, she is Biromantic and Demisexual.
Macee lives in Colorado with her cat, Caine, and rat, Kevin, and spends her free time writing, sewing, gaming, and listening to podcasts. She loves writing and storytelling and hopes to make it a full-time job. Currently, she is working on the next book in the series, A Spark’s Light, and a new series, Zaoda. To support her in her writing, you can become a supporter on patreon or simply follow her on social media.

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Blurb:

Autumn was a Meadow Elf that spent most of her life hidden away with her nose in a book. But everything changed when she met Chriol, a Wood Elf from a neighboring village and a lovable goofball. Their friendship adds brightness and company to her life as Chriol shows her the wonders of the Heinthral Forest, Wood Elf culture, and a budding romance. Not everything is wonderful in Autumn’s life, though, as every night she continues to be plagued by a nightmare she can never remember. The only hint she has as to what this dream is? A vague feeling of warmth on her skin. Join Autumn and Chriol in their fantastical friendship in this unique story that will leave you hoping, yelling, wondering, and crying over the journey that takes place.

Book trailer for Autumn’s Fire

Meanwhile, enjoy the written interview with Author Macee Carson

  • Where are you from?

Colorado Springs, Colorado born and raised!

  • Why do you write? 

It sounds bit cheesy, but because I have stories in me that I need to tell. I have at least 10 stories on the backburner right now and will probably have more the more time passes. Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to write them all!

  • What do you write about? 

Life, from the little stories to the big ones. Pretty much anything I can sink my teeth into and get emotion out of.

  • Do you have a specific writing style?

I know that I tend to focus on emotion a lot because I feel it is the most important part of the character; how they feel is what defines them in my eyes.

  • What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

Writer’s block for sure, but also my disability. Ever since I got sick I’ve struggled with brain fog, and it definitely impacts my ability to write sometimes. But I do my best to give myself breaks where I need it and to force myself through it when I need that extra push.

  • What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

This is actually one of the quotes I have on my book’s back cover, but it always sticks with me: “I have lived everything from supreme peace to raw despair in the pages of Carson’s magical story” -Andreea Padurean

  • How long have you been writing?

I actually learned how to write and read two years later than I was supposed to, as when I was in second grade and everyone was moving onto chapter books, I still couldn’t read anything! So due to that, my journey into writing was a little delayed. But I really sunk myself into writing after I learned how, and I wrote everything from stories to songs. Anything I could put my little mind to!

  •  When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I knew from a very young age that writing would be a hobby of mine, but it wasn’t until writing Autumn’s Fire that I realized that I wanted to make it a big part of my life. It really sparked something inside of me.

  • What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

I write every day when I’m working on a book and am in the flow of writing. Sometimes, this goes great, and I get anywhere from one to six thousand words down a day. But most of the time, my disability or writer’s block gets in the way and I can only manage one to five hundred words.

  • What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I have a bad habit of putting commas everywhere and nowhere at all! Commas are always in the wrong place when I write!

  • How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one -published or non)

It depends! Autumn’s Fire took about two months, but the sequel, A Spark’s Light has taken almost an entire year to write!

  • Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Write more often (practice makes perfect!), don’t get too caught up in everything being perfect on your first draft, and remember that your story matters and deserves to be written.

  • What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

I’m a perfectionist, so I have a hard time just getting done with the first draft. It took me a lot of practice to let myself write without obsessing over every word!

  • What do you think makes a good story?

In my opinion, its in the characters and their emotions. If they read like real people experiencing real emotions, then that’s the best you can ask for from a story!

  • What does your family think of your writing? 

My mom insists she is incredibly proud of my writing, and I find myself lucky to have such a supportive mom.

  • Do you see writing as a career?

Right now, it’s a hobby. I want more than anything for it to be a career, but that’s not happening right now. That’s okay, though, it won’t stop me from trying to make it into a career one day!

  • Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

If nothing else, I hope you find Autumn’s story interesting and worth the read.

  • When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I didn’t really consider myself a writer until I finished Autumn’s Fire. I needed that ‘proof’ in my hands, showing me that I had done something, no matter how small.

An Interview with Author Jaroslaw Kotkowski (Free Kindle from 12th through 14th March)

Jaroslaw Kotkowski
Jaroslaw Kotkowski

For over the past 30 years, Jaroslaw Kotkowski is researching creating love, relationships, happiness, the spiritual connection. At present, he is coaching believers who want to learn love creating skills individually through his homepage: kotkowskiconsulting.com. Jaroslaw also started a group project through his other homepage: lovestepbystep.com. He hopes to help countries, world organizations to preserve world peace. His new programs aim at connecting humanity with spirits from the life part of the non-material world.

Free e-book promotion for the book below on Kindle starts March 12 till March 14th. These are three days: 12,13,14th.

Love Step By Step: Create a connection and a relationship with a man

Where are you from?

I am Jaroslaw Kotkowski, I was born in Poland and I am naturalized US citizen. I am Relationships and Love, mentor and coach.

Why do you write? 

I write so I can help people with Love and Relationships any way I can. Love and Relationships are immense phenomenon. These are the amazingly interesting an involving, and I experience abundance of Love in my earthly life and in my Spirit.

What do you write about? 

I write books about Love and Relationships, that combine information about Love and Relationships with practical ways to create Love and The Spiritual Connection between people on individual and global levels.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I write straight in English but English is not my native language. My goal is to find the way to explain Love and Relationships in the most simple way, because I want my information to have a practical use, so people can find Love and Relationships accessible to them and welcome Love and Relationships into their Spirits.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

I have found in my earthly life that creating Love and Relationships is possible and fun, while many people struggle with it. The understanding of Love and Relationship I have discovered is new and different from the popular beliefs. Like anything that is new the obstacle is; how to point a readers attention she (he) can benefit from what I write in the major way?

Whats the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

This is my first book I am publishing on Kindle so at the end of my book I share a contact info to me. This way I hope to hear from my readers a lot of great things, because Love and Relationships are the most amazing phenomenon, and I feel I could talk about them forever.

How long have you been writing?

My writing started from me writing down my notes on Love and Relationships from my own life. I have noticed I am receiving too many information and my human brain will not remember it unless I write it down. Then like two years ago I started to write books, because the information I have can be divided into many categories.

 When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I remember once my girlfriend said to me: “How do you know Love so well? You probably wrote a book”. At that moment something happened, and I felt I have to write a book one day. I just did not believe I could. I guess, I felt people might not believe in what I write, and I was afraid of being ridiculed. But I am not afraid anymore, because I have realized what I know might be important for many people.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

I write at night. I usually wake up between 2-4 am. Then I meditate and I write when there is a complete silence around me.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I guess, this is combining writing with meditating.

How long does it take to write a book?

During the daytime I do not have the time to write books. If I had the time to write straight that could take much faster. I would need to find a secluded place for this. Sometimes I write half of a book and I forget about it, or where did I save my file. I want to stabilize my writing lifestyle. I will when I become more successful and known as a writer. For now, I just have to write whenever I can, so it is hard to say how long does it take for me to write a book.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

I have no idea how to become a better writer. I am not even sure if I am familiar with English grammar in the first place. I just write the way it feels right. For now, my goal is to find the most helpful writing style, so I could help people to stop struggling with Love, Relationships and start becoming Love.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

The worst that can happen when I write are two things: any noise coming from the material world, and if I have to stop writing for some external reason. Other than that, I could write without stopping.

What do you think makes a good story?

My stories are about one thing and that is Love. I have found that any good story must have Love in it. Our life stories also have to have Love to be good. I just found that Love is the story that never ends.

What does your family think of your writing?

My family think I am crazy and great. I am crazy because it is not possible to change the world for the better. I am great because they love me and I love them too, so we all act a bit crazy sometimes.

Do you see writing as a career?

I see writing as something I must do. Also, something I wish to support my family with. I am afraid; if I can’t support my family with writing I would have to choose between writing, and my family. But I want to choose; my family, writing, and my fans.

Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

I love you and I am sending Love to you with my book

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

This is my first book right here. So, I guess I am in the process of becoming a writer.

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An Interview with Author Dr. Juan Marcos Bejarano-Gutierrez

Dr. Juan Marcos Bejarano-Gutierrez
Dr. Juan Marcos Bejarano-Gutierrez

Rabbi Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas. He earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He studied at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Judaic Studies. He completed his doctoral studies at the Spertus Institute in Chicago in 2015. He studied at the American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism and received rabbinic ordination in 2011 from Yeshivat Mesilat Yesharim.

Rabbi Bejarano Gutierrez was a board member of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies from 2011-2013. He has published various articles in HaLapidThe Journal for Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Crypto-Jews, and Apuntes-Theological Reflections from a Hispanic-Latino Context. He is the author of What is Kosher? and What is Jewish Prayer? and eighteen other books on Jewish history and interfaith dialogue.

  • Where are you from?

I am a native Texan.  I was born in Dallas and currently live in the suburb of Grand Prairie. I have traveled extensively in the US and abroad but enjoy living in Texas.

  • Why do you write? 

Writing is a unique vehicle to communicate the things I have learned. My undergraduate degree was in engineering. But my master’s and doctorate were focused on Jewish studies. I also received rabbinic ordination, and a vital part of communicating a lesson or class is through writing. Every graduate class required extensive research papers. My thesis and dissertation were challenging projects, but they helped cultivate my love of writing.

  • What do you write about? 

I write on three primary topics. The first is the history of Sephardic Jews, i.e., the history of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula. The second is on the Jewish background of Christianity and Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogue. I believe this second topic is critical in today’s world as we seek to foster a better understanding of these two historic religions. The last area I write on is about general Jewish topics related to Jewish life, practice, and observance.

  • Do you have a specific writing style?

Most of my writing is academic because of my studies. However, I recently started writing fiction. It’s an adventure for me since I have not done this before.  I still do quite a bit of research for my novels, but obviously, creativity is essential here. The story is not “fixed” as my academic titles are.

  • What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

The critical issue is time. I am an engineer by day. I am a husband to a beautiful wife and a father of three little boys. I am also the rabbi of two small communities, so fitting in writing is challenging. It usually happens before everyone is up or while I am holding the baby.

  • Whats the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

A reader of one of my books titled Killing the Torah: The Origins of Christian Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism noted that they had reconsidered their previous theological assumptions after finishing the work. It was extremely encouraging because it highlighted my goal of thoughtful consideration and reassessment of age-old views.

  • How long have you been writing?

I started writing my first book when I was in college ~1993. I didn’t finish that book until 2004. I dropped writing beyond my academic requirements until 2016 and have been writing consistently since.

  •  When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I was always an avid reader. I won an award for reading the most pages in the second grade, but I didn’t imagine my love for reading would translate to writing. Books have always been part of my life, and I have owned small bookstores in past years, so the jump to writing was not a radical one, I believe.

  • What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

I am a full-time engineer, so my writing is limited to mornings before work, sometimes during lunch, mainly in the evenings. My time is rarely focused solely on writing. I usually have the baby in my arms, trying to give my wife a break. So it comes in spurts.

  • What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I suppose I set an unrealistic schedule for finishing a project. It makes me motivated to write more, and while no one is setting the due date, the pressure seems to add some energy to the project.

  • How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one -published or non)

This all depends on the type. I have one book that is 562 pages long. It’s a scholarly review of early Christianity in its Jewish contexts titled Forgotten Origins: The Lost Jewish History of Jesus and Early Christianity. I believe that one took me a solid six months. I have other works that are much shorter and can take roughly two months.

  • Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

I think reading your writing aloud or having someone do that can be very helpful. I am converting many of my books to audio now. When I hear the narrator read certain sentences, they sound very different to me. I think it’s a necessary process to help the writer to improve the style of their manuscript.

  • What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

In my academic writing, there is always a challenge in how much to include or how much to leave out. Some books are intended as a basic introduction, and then I receive comments about how the book needed more explanation. However, if I write a more in-depth work, it can be challenging for many people.

  • What do you think makes a good story?

As far as fiction is concerned, I think the unexpected. This is a new genre for me, so I am drawing from fiction writers that I like. Translating that to my stories can be complicated, but I feel that it’s a process like anything.

  • What does your family think of your writing? 

My wife is incredibly supportive. She also writes. My eight-year-old son just finished a short book which he published through Story Jumper. He was so excited to receive a physical copy. He was proud to show it to me and said it was just like the books I published.

  • Do you see writing as a career?

It’s a dream. I’ve sold ~20,000 books so far since 2018, so I am far off from that goal, but I feel I am making progress. I am working toward that goal every day.

  • Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

If you are interested in the nexus between Judaism and Christianity in a respectful manner and yet also want something historically accurate which delves into complicated issues like anti-Semitism,  I believe you will enjoy my books.

  • When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Amazon has the Best Sellers Ranks for various categories. Once I saw my books appearing regularly on the top 100 list of several categories, I felt legitimate enough to say I was a writer. Of course, I want to see this consistently for more titles, but it gave me the confidence to continue writing.

An Interview with Author Kendra Williams-Manuel

Author Kendra Williams-Manuel

Hello, I’m your author Kendra Williams-Manuel, I grew up in Missouri and I reside there with my husband and son. God and family are so important to me, my life would be different without the two. I started my journey of writing when I was a young child trying to escape my world so I could push through hard times. Writing is my life, it’s my passion. Writing can expand your thought process and can unravel masterpieces if you allow yourself to be taken into the zone of creativity, I’ve learned that on my journey. I encourage all writers to work on their craft daily.

  • What motivates you to write? Ideas in my mind that needs to be written down, I’m compelled to write.
  • Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it? My new book, “The Mental Journal I Kept on my Sister’s Downfall”, is a memoir about my beloved sister who passed away last February due to abuse and cancer. I wrote this book to show awareness to  the abuse, the medical system, and to help others through death and forgiveness.
  • When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? Well, I’m a wife and mother to a ten year autistic boy so I spend time with them. They keep me young.
  • Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? My readers and followers who have supported me through my books, my podcast Mystified, and  on my YouTube Channel Kenthetoryteller Williams-Manuel. I’m so grateful for them!
  • Where are you from? I am from Missouri, a Midwest baby.  
  • Why do you write?  I write because writing is my world, I’ve been writing since I was a young child. Writing helps expand my creativity.
  • What do you write about? I mainly write suspense and horror stories. I grew up watching the Goosebumps series and Steven King movies. I just love to get people’s blood boiling with a little scare. I sometimes scare myself in the process.
  • Do you have a specific writing style? I do, I write short stories and novels on purpose. I believe you don’t need a lengthy book or story to tell a great one. No disrespect to those who have them.
  • Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer? Write every day, even if it’s not long. Expanding your creativity could get you a great story or stories one day. Perfecting your craft is the key.
  • What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story? I struggle with trying to create a perfect story, I guess because I am a perfectionist, but what I realized is; a story to me may be okay but great for someone else.

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An Interview with Author Royal Gatson

Royal Gatson
Author Royal Gatson

Royal Gatson is a preacher, author, supervisor, and landlord. He is passionate about helping people in various ways. He is motivated and believes all things are possible to him who believes that all things are possible.

Where are you from? I am originally from Texas, but I now live in Kansas City.

Describe yourself in five words? Hard-working, enthusiastic, dependable, motivated, sociable

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it? The book I just recently published is Proverbs Man. We have heard about the Proverbs 31 woman, but I never saw anything for men. So after some studying and praying I realized I needed to write this book. It is a smooth read, but it is also deep at the same time. A lot of revelation mixed with practical examples. I know it is a book that can help anyone.

Have you always enjoyed writing? No, I haven’t. Of course, I had to do a lot of writing in college. However, it was never something I enjoyed doing. I didn’t hate it, but it was just what I needed to do for school.

Why do you write? Honestly, I started writing because I had a lot of information in my head and nowhere to put it. So, I would just write things down along the way. Now it has turned into something that I do more frequently.

Gatson’s Book

What motivates you to write? People, I know what write down is something that help so many people that I may never get the chance to meet. Also, I know if I write it down and publish it then it will outlive me. What I write can help someone 300 years from now. I just want to make a difference.

Do you find it hard to share your work? Well, it isn’t my nature to be a pushy sells man. Nor do I bring it up in the context of a conversation unless it is natural. But at the same time, I know what I wrote, and I know it’s good. So, I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t talk about it or share it occasionally.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success inwriting look like to you? Growth and consistency. As long as I continue to get better, that’s successful. Success is also doing everything I intended to do. Meaning, if I have 5 book ideas in my head but stop at 2 because I got discouraged or because I was content with my success then that isn’t successful to me. I was already writing other books before I released the first one. That is because I know what I am supposed to be doing. As long as I stay consistent and continue to grow then that is successful to me. Which in time will also bring “success”.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear? By continuing to tell myself what God told me. God sees the end picture so I can’t let what I see in the moment discourage me. You have got to keep saying it until you believe it.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer? Just keep writing. The moment you stop is the moment you stop improving and start declining.