July YA Author Interview Answer #5 “Writing a YA book is a good opportunity to shape the minds of the youngsters. What message do you aim to deliver to them?”

Writing a YA book is a good opportunity to shape the minds of the youngsters. What message do you aim to deliver to them?

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Hello everyone! We are behind schedule for the July author interview as we had difficulties to get the last three authors to send in their answers and we had to find new authors to replace the three authors who had signed up earlier for the interview. Nevertheless, I am happy to finally be able to publish the answers from all of them for the interview series.

It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the July Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! Thank you for the support from the 12 Young Adult authors who have participated in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 5th question is “Writing a YA book is a good opportunity to shape the minds of the youngsters. What message do you aim to deliver to them?”

1) Author #1: Jesse Frankel

I’m not trying to influence anyone with anything I write. That is to say, there is no moral message overtly passed between me, the writer, and they, the reader. I’m simply trying to tell a story, and leave the decision of what’s right and wrong for them to follow. My only ‘message’ is that life is unpredictable, and that you have to adapt to your surroundings. My main characters aren’t perfect; they’re not supposed to be, but they grow in order to match their situation. In real life, teens are supposed to grow and mature as they go along.

2) Author #2:  Roxanne San Jose

Be inspire to make a difference.

3) Author #3: Diane Guntrip

The idea of ‘shaping the minds of youngsters’ has never entered my head. I just write what is in my head. However, when ‘Dear H’ was completed, it was pointed out to me how influential my writing was. I now use the books as a basis for workshops on bullying for both YA and adults.

4) Author #4: Katy Mitchell

There is a strong theme of the importance of friendships in my novel.

5) Author #5: Marisa Noelle

Overall, I think my underlying theme in all my books is about owning your voice. That teenagers do have a voice and that voice matters. That they are important and can make a change if they have the confidence to speak up. You don’t need to wait for adulthood to make an impact or be respected.

6) Author #6: Amy Beashel

I would especially like for girls to feel empowered by The Sky Is Mine, to know that their voices count and to recognise their own self worth. This has become a running joke between my mum and me from when I was doing my GCSEs and I argued for the importance of women’s inner strength in every English Lit paper I wrote. Back then I probably wouldn’t have called it feminism, but these days, that’s definitely what I’d call it.


7) Author #7: T.K. Kiser

The Manakor Chronicles open up important questions: How do you decide if you believe something different than what your parents taught you? To what extent is it good to use your power? When do the ends justify the means? Many of the questions are moral ones. This is the time when readers decide who they want to be, what they believe in, and what is worth fighting for.

8) Author #8: K.B. Shinn

To set their own limits. That life can be scary and unfair but they always have choices–maybe not ideal, but they are theirs to make. That they can be smart and still have doubts, brave and still be vulnerable, that they can cry and fail and get back up and try again. That there is always hope.

9) Author #9: Shirley McCann

You’re strong enough to fight through anything.


10) Author #10: Claire Moore

Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything

11) Author #11: Jeremy Smith

Read a book for fun and shape your own destiny. Don’t be mind shaped by others. Mind shaping is bad. Don’t you read YA dystopian novels?

12) Author #12) Jon Hartless

Question everything – attitudes, beliefs, laws, social conventions, everything. Always remember the world is fixed against you unless you’re born privileged. Judge people by their character and actions not by their gender/ethnicity/sexuality etc. Kick arse where it deserves to be kicked.

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July YA Author Interview Answer #4 “When writing your YA book, have you tried getting input from real teenagers?”

July YA Author Interview Answer #4 “When writing your YA book, have you tried getting input from real teenagers?”

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Hello everyone! We are behind schedule for the July author interview as we had difficulties to get the last three authors to send in their answers and we had to find new authors to replace the three authors who had signed up earlier for the interview. Nevertheless, I am happy to finally be able to publish the answers from all of them for the interview series.

It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the July Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! Thank you for the support from the 12 Young Adult authors who have participated in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 4th question is “When writing your YA book, have you tried getting input from real teenagers?”

1) Author #1: Jesse Frankel

I have. A few have responded in a most timely and decent manner.

2) Author #2:  Roxanne San Jose

Yes so my readers can relate to the story.

3) Author #3: Diane Guntrip

‘Dear H’ was written over a period of 15 years. It began life as a short story to satisfy a desire to write. There was never an intention to publish the story. Years later, the story developed and became longer. When I thought I had completed it, I gave it to my neighbour’s two granddaughters to read. They were both 12 years of age at the time. One of them read the manuscript five times over that weekend. They both urged me to have it published. I explained that it was not an easy task and the book was forgotten. Owing to family issues the book was not published for another two years. By then, I had added another 2,000 words. When I decided to self-publish, I gave the manuscript to some more young people to assess their reactions.

4) Author #4: Katy Mitchell

I have lots of people reading my drafts and making suggestions. For example, someone suggested that I should introduce a kiss to the end of one chapter. And I did!

5) Author #5: Marisa Noelle

Yes. I always do. Not only is my eldest now a teen but I also have teen beta readers and I canvas the teens of family friends when I’m not sure about something.

6) Author #6: Amy Beashel

I have a few go-to teenager beta-readers who’ve been brilliant at responding to my random requests regarding slang and cultural references etc.


7) Author #7: T.K. Kiser

I love talking with teenagers about The Manakor Chronicles through school visits and my contact page. In one book club, the teenagers had a thrilling debate about which prince they would pair Carine with, and shared their well-articulated arguments for each one. On another occasion, when discussing The Firebrand Legacy, a young man described a weapon idea. His idea will make an appearance in the third book of the series.

8) Author #8: K.B. Shinn

The sensible thing to do would have been to have real teenagers beta-test my book, but my first real teenage audience came right after I self-published. My mother was the librarian at my old high school, and her book club read my work. I was surprised and pleased that they liked it. If I could do it all over again, though, I would have plucked up the courage to ask them their thoughts before I published. Who knows, it might have even made a different story.

9) Author #9: Shirley McCann

Yes. Mostly grandkids and their friends.


10) Author #10: Claire Moore

I have two children and have lots of friends with children – so they have read the book and given me feedback.

11) Author #11: Jeremy Smith

Yes. And each one gave me a different response that usually conflicts with the previous ones.

12) Author #12) Jon Hartless

No; I tend to feel my work is more of a cross-over for both YA and beyond; see the “universal experiences” comment above. Thus teenagers, young adults, the middle-aged and over can all (hopefully) find something recognisable and get involved in the story and characters. Besides, it would look *very* dodgy for a middle-aged bloke to be chasing after teenagers…. even if it just for literary input!

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July YA Author Interview Answer #3 “Have you written anything based on your life experiences?”

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Hello everyone! We are behind schedule for the July author interview as we had difficulties to get the last three authors to send in their answers and we had to find new authors to replace the three authors who had signed up earlier for the interview. Nevertheless, I am happy to finally be able to publish the answers from all of them for the interview series.

It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the July Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! Thank you for the support from the 12 Young Adult authors who have participated in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 3rd question is “Have you written anything based on your life experiences?”

1) Author #1: Jesse Frankel

Hmmm…no, not really, although in my latest novel, I did incorporate something that my sister does. In my novel, What The Gods Allow, one of the main characters has an older sister who makes custom-made jewelry on consignment. In real life, my sister does the same thing, so I based that character partially upon her.

2) Author #2:  Roxanne San Jose

Not yet.

3) Author #3: Diane Guntrip

No I haven’t. However, there are elements in both books that are linked with my own experiences. Like Amanda, I had a burning desire to be a singer at one stage in my life.

4) Author #4: Katy Mitchell

I think my protagonist and I share some character traits!

5) Author #5: Marisa Noelle

I have an unpublished novel based on my experience with an anxiety disorder and much of the mental health issues in The Shadow Keepers is own voices.

6) Author #6: Amy Beashel

I finished The Sky Is Mine, in which Izzy is subjected to sexual and emotional abuse from two male characters, just as the #MeToo movement kicked off. Izzy’s experiences are a reworking of things that happened to my friends and me. In light of #MeToo, it quickly became apparent – as if we didn’t already know – that those experiences were not unique to us and that girls and women everywhere were, like Izzy, finding trying to find their voice.


7) Author #7: T.K. Kiser

There is no way not to. I see different parts of myself in each of the characters, especially Carine, David, and Giles. No character, however, is based 100% on a person from my real life.

8) Author #8: K.B. Shinn

I tend to write fantasy, but even fantasy has elements of truth in it. The characters I create have little pieces of people I know, or things they’ve said. In some of my works in progress, characters have jobs based off of jobs I’ve had, or wanted to have. And if I’m being really honest, my protagonists tend to overthink things a lot, something I know all too well.

9) Author #9: Shirley McCann

Yes. The Scarry Inn was based on a horrible trip my family took on the way home to Missouri from California.


10) Author #10: Claire Moore

I was very shy as a child and found the world noisy and harsh and difficult to navigate and I made a few mistakes as a teenager trying to find my place. I think all this is reflected in my writing.

11) Author #11: Jeremy Smith

Life experience creeps into every book. It’s the small details that bring sparkle to a page. Don’t just drink the coffee, smells the grinds.

12) Author #12) Jon Hartless

Struggles with officialdom, certainly, though thankfully not to the extent my heroine, Poppy, has to. It’s probably fairer to say the experiences in my books are an amalgamation of real-life experiences drawn from numerous sources including history books, academia, social media etc.

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July YA Author Interview Answer #2 “It is said to be crucial for YA authors to find the “Emotional Truth” of the teenage experience. Do you agree?”

July YA Author Interview Answer #2 “It is said to be crucial for YA authors to find the “Emotional Truth” of the teenage experience. Do you agree?”

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Hello everyone! We are behind schedule for the July author interview as we had difficulties to get the last three authors to send in their answers and we had to find new authors to replace the three authors who had signed up earlier for the interview. Nevertheless, I am happy to finally be able to publish the answers from all of them for the interview series.

It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the July Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! Thank you for the support from the 12 Young Adult authors who have participated in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 2nd question is “It is said to be crucial for YA authors to find the “Emotional Truth” of the teenage experience. Do you agree?”

1) Author #1: Jesse Frankel

I think that it’s crucial they try to find that ‘truth’…the question is how. For me, it’s reflecting on the days of my youth and the choices I made. Sometimes, those choices weren’t the best ones, and that means my characters won’t always make the right choices, either. Now,, do all YA authors find that truth? In my opinion, no. But for me, I have–or, at least, I think I have–by recalling what I did then, and putting myself in the shoes of my characters. Perhaps that’s not the best way, but it works for me.

2) Author #2:  Roxanne San Jose

No, because it is part of life to experience challenges and it is up to that person how he or she handles it.

3) Author #3: Diane Guntrip

Yes, I do agree with this statement. It is vital that books must be written to appeal to the YA audience. To do this, it is important to include subjects that are relevant to the target audience and with which they identify emotionally.

4) Author #4: Katy Mitchell

As a writer, I think it is important to write characters with which your reader can identify with and build a connection with over the course of your story, so yes, I would agree this statement.

5) Author #5: Marisa Noelle

I think it depends on what you want your reader to feel. The teen years are a tricky time of puberty, self-identity and first love, and to read about those things in a novel that can support your own experiences is comforting. It makes the novel stand up above the rest as an emotional connection is formed. Having said that, there are some great reads that don’t look to send a message and are fun and light-hearted. I think those are equally important. We don’t always need to learn something.

6) Author #6: Amy Beashel

Absolutely. It’s the latter years of adolescence that really interest me. That period of life when you’re not quite adult, not quite child, when you believe you should know yourself but that knowledge feels like it’s rooted in jelly. Sometimes too wobbly and sticky to fully enjoy the sweet stuff.


7) Author #7: T.K. Kiser

Stories must ring true. The conflict must be real conflict, and emotion is absolutely part of that. Readers of thirteen or fourteen years old, for whom The Manakor Chronicles are written, are at such an incredible place emotionally. This is the time when you look at what your parents believe and start to challenge that within yourself. It’s when you decide what matters to you, and what you’re willing to sacrifice to get what you want. You decide what sort of person you want to be, what level of importance you give to your character, and how much you value yourself. This time of life is interiorly intense, and I love a story that corresponds to that.

8) Author #8: K.B. Shinn

Absolutely. Teenagers can spot a fake from a mile away, and they hate being condescended to. What I can now see as a typical teen problem felt much more devastating at the time that I was living it, because I didn’t have the insight that maybe it wasn’t that bad. Hearing adult authority figures tell me that it wasn’t that bad or in ten years I would laugh at it meant nothing. To write for a young audience, you have to be able to retain at least in part a teen’s emotional truth: everything is high stakes, everyone is watching you, the world is scary and uncertain, no one understands, and nothing ends–until it does, and then it is devastating. They need to be able to feel like someone who has been through it all is confiding in them, showing that they’ve done hard things before and can get through this one now.

9) Author #9: Shirley McCann

Yes and no. While it’s important to learn the feelings of teenagers, writers need to expand and create their own characters.


10) Author #10: Claire Moore

I think emotional truth is important to respect and reflect the experience of your characters, age is immaterial.

11) Author #11: Jeremy Smith

This is a pile of pants. Emotional truth… what kind of psychobabble is this? Everyone will have a different emotional truth if at all. You can’t lump a YA readership into one. As soon as you dissect someone’s soul you destroy it

12) Author #12) Jon Hartless

That’s a difficult one; my stories happen in an alternative Edwardian timeline, where the term “teenager” doesn’t exist, and indeed the very concept of the teenager doesn’t exist – indeed, in reality, up until the 1950s, you were a child until you were an adult. The emotional experience of my characters is therefore not structured as being teenage, though hopefully they are universal and thus recognisable.

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July YA Author Interview Answer #1 “What makes your work different from the other YA novels?”

July YA Author Interview
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Hello everyone! We are behind schedule for the July author interview as we had difficulties to get the last three authors to send in their answers and we had to find new authors to replace the three authors who had signed up earlier for the interview. Nevertheless, I am happy to finally be able to publish the answers from all of them for the interview series.

It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the July Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! Thank you for the support from the 12 Young Adult authors who have participated in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

If you have questions pertaining to video marketing for author branding or if you’d like to know how I managed to garner over 100 pre-orders even before my book launch, contact me and I’d be happy to speak to you!

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So, the 1st question is “What makes your work different from the other YA novels?”

1) Author #1: Jesse Frankel

I’d like to think that my work turns certain tropes on their heads. While there is nothing new under the sun, plot-wise, there are ways to ‘twist’ certain tropes to your advantage. I’m not afraid of introducing something new or killing off one of the main characters if it helps to advance the plot. I think that my work is better paced than most out there, and offers the reader something new, a fantastic adventure that gets better with every reading.

2) Author #2:  Roxanne San Jose

The story because it is not an everyday experience when someone invented a time machine and his or her loved ones accidentally transported back in time.

3) Author #3: Diane Guntrip

‘Dear H’ was written for a target audience of 10 years +. However, a lot of adults have read this book and tell me it reminds them of incidents in their past. The subject of both, ‘Dear H’, and the sequel, ‘The Daisy Chain’, which was written to appeal to girls of 13 years +, is bullying and associated issues, so it is a worldwide topic that resonates with young and old. One girl told me the book ‘spoke’ to her as it contained ‘messages’.

4) Author #4: Katy Mitchell

While there are relationships in my book, the story is not necessarily romance-centred. Also, the setting is quite different; a seemingly sleepy village in the Lancashire countryside (north west of England).

5) Author #5: Marisa Noelle

I think my work is different to other YA novels because of who I am. I am the only one who has lived my experiences and has my imagination and ideas and so a unique voice is put down in my books. Mental health issues are important to me and so there’s always a thread of that in each book I write to one degree or another. I think the authors I have read in my youth have influenced my style too in that I write a fast paced thriller.

6) Author #6: Amy Beashel

My voice, I hope. I’ve worked hard to create characters whose voices carry the reader straight into the inner-workings of their hearts and minds. It’s intended to feel very immediate. I love love love words. Their sounds. Their rhythm within a sentence. The poetry of different metaphors. And all that could all sound kind of naff but it’s so key to the way I write.


7) Author #7: T.K. Kiser

The Firebrand Legacy is about a 13-year-old girl from the rough part of the fantasy coastal city of Esten. Unlike the townspeople, who celebrate the dragon Kavariel, Carine hates it for killing her sister years before. But when the dragon doesn’t show up for its annual Festival, the kingdom finds itself vulnerable to a threat of dark magic from the north. It is in searching for safety that Carine’s life becomes tangled with fraternal twin princes David and Giles. The Manakor Chronicles is a YA fantasy for younger YA readers, readers who want adventure, friendship, and just the right amount of romantic interest.

8) Author #8: K.B. Shinn

It’s hard to say. Every author strives to create something that’s unique. Two people telling the same story won’t tell that story in the same way. The characters will say different lines, have different motivations, all subject to the whim of the storyteller. I heard somewhere that there are maybe eight different plot lines, but an infinite way to tell them. I’d be a little hesitant to say my work is different from other novels, except to say that no one’s storytelling voice is quite like mine, just like mine isn’t like anyone else’s.

9) Author #9: Shirley McCann

The Scarry Inn series is based on something that really could happen to anyone. For a long time, I didn’t find stories like this, although I’m happy to see more and more YA writers coming back to basics.


10) Author #10: Claire Moore

I describe it as Game of Thrones meets Percy Jackson

11) Author #11: Jeremy Smith

Me. No two writers are the same.

12) Author #12) Jon Hartless

I’ve not read a huge number so I can’t say for sure, but those I have read tend toward the very high stakes; “the fate of the world hangs on Martin Buggins finding the lost beaker of Ethersred, otherwise perpetual darkness will rule the land! Can he find the beaker, rescue his friends and find the courage to ask Helen out? OR IS THE WORLD DOOMED?!?” My Steampunk series, Full Throttle and Rise of the Petrol Queen, are far more earth-bound, but arguably therefore more important. Take away the Steampunk elements and you’re left with the story of a working-class disabled girl trying to fight her way through a man’s world, facing down prejudice and hatred from almost every section of society as she struggles to compete on a non-existent level playing field.

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June Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Biographies Author Interview Answer #12 “How do you market and brand yourself as an author?”

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June Group Author Interview for Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Biographies authors

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the June Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Biographies authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 12th question is “How do you market and brand yourself as an author?”

1) Author #1 : Gilbert Van Kerckhove

That is the most difficult part, still struggling with it

2) Author #2:  Mike Kowis

I actively market my books in various ways, including buying ads on Amazon, giving several speeches to local groups and conventions, being active on social media, entering and winning book awards, etc. I explain all of the tactics I use to sell my books in my latest book entitled Smart Marketing for Indie Authors.

3) Author #3: Kate Iroegbu

By uploading videos onto my YouTube channel, Kate O Show, by having discussions about my book, sharing my experiences. Having Facebook lives, Facebook posts and sharing my Amazon book link,. Instagram life and posts and twitter.

4) Author #4: Umm Sulaim

My marketing and brand are promoted via my website, on which I have created a classy writing style for myself.

5) Author #5: Ken Johnson

I am “America’s Culturalist!” I make it a point to write only about culture, conflict, commerce, and culture.

6) Author #6: Debby Gies

Marketing is not my favorite part of being an Indie author, as many Indies will agree about marketing. We write because we have the passion. We market because we must get our names and our books out into a world that is swimming in millions of other books, so it becomes part of our job as writers to promote our own work. This is far from the fun stuff and also very time-consuming – eating into our writing lives. I try to balance my marketing by sharing the works of others in my writing community, which causes the effect of others sharing in return. I run a blog on my website where I share all kinds of information, from my own stories, to writing tips, book reviews, author interviews and blog shares. I’m active on social media, doing the same. I run several groups on various social media sites. All these things are part of being an independently published author because if my presence isn’t kept alive, neither are my books. By sharing and helping others, we build good rapports with others in our writing community, and in turn we become part of other people’s network. The trick is to share useful information, share the work of others, join writing groups, keep abreast of the publishing business by subscribing to newsletters, and most importantly – don’t spam people with ‘buy my book’. Nobody is interested in being sold to. If we become a part of a community and give back, others are only too happy to help celebrate and share our victories.


7) Author #7:  Pratima Nagaraj

I try to be real and authentic in my life, on social media and everywhere else. I feel that is the best brand and marketing any author can be and do! When you are authentic, readers connect with you and pick up your book because they want to hear what you have to say. A lot of my book sales are organic rather than paid marketing. I love to interact with my readers and engage with them through book clubs, videos, blogs etc.

I post links to my books on Facebook and Twitter, advertise in newspapers, and write a blog for dailywisdomwords.com where my books are also being advertised to gain credibility with the vast wring community on Twitter and Facebook. The blog’s title is Wise Poets of the Past and Present and is designed to educate young aspiring writers in the finer points of writing poetry and prose. It is also a gift to posterity.

9) Author #9: Errol Baptiste

Firstly as an author being branded with creative entrepreneur also got over 15 years of acting credits to my name.


10) Author #10: Edna Cane-Swannepoel

Mostly on Facebook, I tell people my story and most of the time they feel inspired

11) Author #11: Kristalen Babb

I’m a self-published author so I spend my weekday on the web networking with other authors, people who are willing to interview me such as yourself. I also attend bookfairs and set up a platform on different social networks from http://www.linkedin.com to http://www.wordpress.com

12) Author #12) Steve Wilson

I Let The Site Speak For Itself

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June Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Biographies Author Interview Answer #11 “Have you written anything else apart from non-fiction books?”

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June Group Author Interview for Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Biographies authors

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the June Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Biographies authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 11th question is “Have you written anything else apart from non-fiction books?”

1) Author #1 : Gilbert Van Kerckhove

I write a lot on my websites as posts, on many subjects

2) Author #2:  Mike Kowis

No.

3) Author #3: Kate Iroegbu

Yes, I write press releases and quotes.

4) Author #4: Umm Sulaim

Yes, I am currently working on a fiction webplay serial for the family. I have also done poetry.

5) Author #5: Ken Johnson

Not to date. I have a few fiction-based manuscripts in development, however I always end up going back to my non-fiction manuscripts and finishing them up.

6) Author #6: Debby Gies

I have written quite a bit of poetry and flash fiction and essays. But to be honest, even my poetry and fictional stories are always based on a truth – in these instances the truth is hidden within the story instead of directly spoken by me as I write in non-fiction.


7) Author #7:  Pratima Nagaraj

No. I do have future plans to explore other genres.

I love to write free verse inspirational poetry graced with a touch of rhyme and are kind of musical like wind chimes.

9) Author #9: Errol Baptiste

Poetry and features articles on different topic subjects.


10) Author #10: Edna Cane-Swannepoel

Yes, Christian novels. Also to inspire

11) Author #11: Kristalen Babb

Yes, I’ve written a fiction book yet with the same message as my non-fiction books.

12) Author #12) Steve Wilson

No

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