Author Live Chat with Joey Salomone

Joey Salomone was born in 1984 in Kansas City, Missouri. Joey was home schooled, which allowed him a lot of free time to read and write. He began writing poetry as a teenager and continued to write throughout high school and college. Joey attended Northwest Missouri State University where he received a bachelors degree in Broadcasting and a minor in Creative Writing. After graduation, Joey moved back to Kansas City and made independent films for several years while working at several local area restaurants. He then became an educator and taught High School English in the Urban Core of Kansas City, MO for several years. After the school he was working at closed, Joey did sales for a few years then attended UMKC’s EMS Education program and received his Paramedic license. He worked for several years as a paramedic in Kansas City. After graduating from nursing school, Joey now practices as a nurse at a local KC hospital. He continues to read and write every day. Joey hopes to publish many more collections of poetry and prose, as well as several other projects he is working on. Joey and his brother Chris are currently writing a fantasy book series together and hope to release the first several books in 2020-21.

Joey writes weekly on his blog on a variety of topics, from healthcare to politics to movies & tv shows and discussion of poetry, short stories and novels.

https://illiteratesalami.blogspot.com/

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? 
I am sort of a jack-of-all-trades, I started out of college making low-budget independent movies and then moved into sales, then education and then healthcare.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear? 
Everyone deals with insecurities in one form or another. I think for me personally, I have cut out people in my life that I believed where toxic, those individuals that helped sow the seed of self-doubt. And I try to surround myself with people who are positive. Working in healthcare, this can be difficult because we deal with illness, patients dying and death often. And it is not just the seeing the patient suffer, but also watching the family watch the patient dying. That can be just as difficult, if not more. This gives me a unique perspective of one, being grateful for my health and my families health and two, I stare fear in the face at work all the time, I am not going to let a little fear or rejection or failing in writing stop me.

What scares you the most? 
Dying alone. I think this is a fear many people have.

What makes you happiest? 
I think this changes based on where you are in your life. Right now, the happiest I am is when I pick up my daughter and she laughs and squeals and kicks her legs.

Why do you write? 
I enjoy writing, I always have. And I think this probably stems from my joy of reading. I have been amazed, my entire life, by a wide variety of authors. Science fiction and fantasy writers can take you into a world they created, and to me, that’s amazing. Poets can make you think outside of the constructs of the written word. They can make you question everything, from love to even the meaning of a word. And I love that.

Have you always enjoyed writing? 
Like any creative, I have a love/hate relationship with my writing. Sometimes, I write something that I think is simply amazing. Other times, everything I write is garbage and I hate it all and I want to quit forever. I think finding a balance between the two is part of the process. And simply understanding that is part of the process: going through these stages.

What motivates you to write? 
Anything. Love. Pain. Boredom. Excitement. Sadness. Feeling overwhelmed. I feel like any creative person can find any reason to share their work. For me, writing is a personal escape. Not that my life is all that bad, I have a great life in fact. But writing allows me to venture into unknown territories, and as a poet, I simply try to explore the fluid motion of the English language, while trying to bend and break some of the rules as well. 

What writing are you most proud of? 
My first book titled “0% of Something” was a decent book, but if I am being honest, I rushed it in the editing process. “Drop of Atom” is finely tuned and I am extremely proud of it as a collection.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? 
Recently, my daughter turned one. And I have to say, this last year has been tough. However, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I am working very hard to be a good father, and while I know at times I will surely make mistakes, as long as I keep working at it, I think I will do alright.

What books did you love growing up? 
As a young adult I read the poetry of Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe and Sylvia Plath. I read a fantasy series called “Dragon Lance” by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and I loved the Goosebumps series and Hardy Boys series. As I aged, I continued to read poetry, both the classics and contemporary, and I continued to read both fantasy and sci-fi. My book shelf is an odd combination of Star Wars books next to Kurt Vonnegut books next to Chuck Palahnuik books next to the Lord of the Rings.

What do you hope your obituary will say about you? 
I hope it says I was a good human being who touched many lives and will be missed by many.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? 
I grew up in the Midwest and while I am certain that has some influence on my writing, my life experiences have more. Working in the service industry and working as a paramedic and nurse has allowed me to see how humans behave in all sorts of situations. One aspect of poetry is trying to discover and speak on human emotions and actions. I think my life experiences up to this point have allowed for the development of the type of poet I am today.

How did you develop your writing?
I have been writing poetry off and on for nearly 2 years. I have taken a variety of poetry classes, both in person and online, and several years ago I decided the only way I was going to get better at writing poetry is to read poetry. And that is what I do, I read poetry nearly every day. I love classic and contemporary and foreign poetry.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? 

All three are hard in their own right. Getting published or self-publishing is an unique challenge full of disappointments and unexpected experiences. Writing, like any creative, has its up and its downs. Sometimes, I love everything that I write and other times I hate it. But the process of writing is what I love. Marketing is very difficult when you have little to know marketing experiences.

What marketing works for you? 
To be honest, I have not found a technique that works fully yet but I am trying a variety of strategies with this book.

Do you find it hard to share your work? 
Absolutely, poetry can be awfully revealing and it’s hard to think that family and friends will be reading some of the things I wrote, let alone complete strangers.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? 
My family is endless supportive, both my immediate family and wife’s family. All the books that I have sold so far I am sure have been purchased by either family members or friends. And yes, I feel like I have a very large group of friends who have been extremely supportive.

What else do you do, other than write? 
I work full-time as a nurse. I am a father to a 1-year-old and a husband as well. My wife is finishing up an intense healthcare degree so I also am in charge of many things around the house, from cooking to cleaning to laundry. So needless to say, I keep very busy when I am not writing.

What other jobs have you had in your life? 
I made independent movies for a while and then I was high school English teacher for several years. I worked in sales and the service industry as well. I got into healthcare about 10 years ago working as a patient care tech in a hospital and then a paramedic for an ambulance service. After several years of that, my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, convinced me to attend nursing school. And I currently work as a nurse.

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? 
Anything in the creative world, writing or painting, theatre would be fun as well I think.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? 
All of the above, I keep small notebook laying all around my house. And I use my laptop, desktop and iPhone to write small little notes and poems. Every 2-3 months I gather up everything that I have written from all these notebooks and such and try to squeeze some life out of them. That is how I start the process of writing my poems.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? 
Working as a nurse fulltime and being a father and husband means I have little time to sleep. I have accepted that I will simply be “perma-tired” for a while.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? 
A personal goal I set for this book was to sell 1,000 copies. For me, that would be the ultimate success.

It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? 
I have done a variety of advertising, from blogs, to press releases to video and podcast interviews, Facebook and Instagram ads, and amazon advertising campaigns. I am hoping that some of these things start to pan out and turn into sales.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  
Drop of Atom is my second book of poetry that I started writing in 2020. When Covid hit the world and then America, the lockdown was quite the experience for everyone. I tried to capture what was happening in the country and in healthcare as well as personally. I believe I have a unique perspective as both a nurse and a poet. I touch on large subjects like the criminal justice system, racism, healthcare, the American government, and mental health. I also whittle down some of my poems and discuss things like love or loss, death and dying, pain or pleasure, things like that. I wrote this book because I wanted to write a second book of poetry and take my time doing so. I gave myself two years to write and edit this book and I am extremely proud of the final product.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? 
Reading is how I relax and I cannot wait for the day when I have more free time so that I can read the giant pile of books I have building up on my desk and in my kindle.

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

I hope that anyone who reads Drop of Atom will simply find one thing inside the pages that they love.

Live Interview with Latanya 3rd Jan 8PM CST

Latanya Lyons is a passionate author who loves to educate and empower others through her stories of triumph. Having had a stressful childhood, she understands what it feels like to be in most teenagers’ shoes. Despite the challenges she faced, she still managed to become successful in life. Through her first book My Escape, she encourages teenagers who are living in a stressful household or are in a bad situation not to give up in life. For there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Latanya’s vision is all about making a difference in other people’s lives. She wants to see others winning and taking advantage of the many opportunities that life presents.With 11 years of working experience as a Certified Nurse Assistant, Latanya loves being of service to others. She is patient, compassionate, competent, and a hard-working individual who takes pride in everything she does. Committed to her career, Latanya holds an Associate Degree in Allied Health. She aims to make this world a better place by spreading love to every person she meets. When Latanya is not busy helping others, you will find him cooking, running, and skating. Reading books is one of her hobbies and also a stepping stone to becoming one of the best authors.

  • Where are you from?

Philadelphia, PA

  • Why do you write?

I write because it helps me reflects on my competences and I learn from them.

  • What do you write about? 

I like to write non-fiction books because I love to write about truth.

  • Do you have a specific writing style?

Yes, I have A narrative writing style because I like to share information

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

As of right now there nothing the comes in the way of my writing because I am A single women with no kids. I live alone and I always have A specific time fame when I work on my writing around my work schedule and my other obligations.

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

I friend of mine that I knew for 15 years told me that I was brave. when I told him that I wanted to become writer and when I give him A free copy of my book. He told me I had A strong mind after reading my book to write about my childhood because he couldn’t tell the world if he had A terrible childhood.

  • How long have you been writing?

Exactly MY ESCAPE is my first book, and it took me A year to finish.

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

I realized I wanted to become A writer when I would go over my sister house and so how we will always start talking about our childhood. I would say “you know I can write A book about our life story”. My sister thought it was A good idea. Right there I knew I wanted to be writer but, I wanted my first book to be my life story.

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

When I am writing I don’t start writing till like 12 am in the morning to 5 am because I always been I late owl and it’s the best time for me to stay focus.

  • What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Base on the fact this is my first I really don’t have A interesting writing quirk at the moment.

  • How long does it take to write a book?

It took me A year to write my first book.

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

As of right now I don’t have even suggestions on becoming A better writer because I am new to the writing journey. I don’t think I have enough experience to answer this question as of right now.

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

The challenges I come across in writing is the order I’m going to tell my story and what I am going to talk about in each chapter for everything can connect at the end.

  • What do you think makes a good story?

A true story when I person can put themselves in your shoes.

  • What does your family think of your writing? 

Well, I only get two family members that I am really close to my sister and my uncle and both are very proud of me, and they support me 100% in my writing.

  • Do you see writing as a career?

Yes, I do but, I won’t make it my only career.

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

Yes, I would like to tell all my readers Thank You for reading my book and taking the time hear my story.

  • When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I consider myself A writer during the writing of my first book. when I was outlining my book, I didn’t think my book was going to come out like I wanted it to but, after the finish masterpiece and reading the whole book repeatedly. I realized I did A very good job and that I wanted to make writing one of my careers.

Upcoming Author Live Chat with Macee Carson

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Author Macee Carson Live Chat with Fans

Tuesdays: Your Next Page-Turner
23rd March 2021 8 PM CST on Facebook page (International Book Promotion)

Love: Different but Valid

Drop your comments/questions below if you have read her work and we will be happy to reply/answer them.

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.

Patreon: patreon.com/mmcarson78
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Instagram: instagram.com/mmcarson78/
Twitter: twitter.com/doctorblanket
Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCoDG-M2ZN7UyKl8j6JUchSQ
Website: mmcarson78.wixsite.com/maceecarson
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084WP9TKF/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

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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.

Upcoming Author Live Chat with Fans: Fictionalizing real stories based on childhood with family

Author Live Chat with William A. Glass

Author William A. Glass Live Chat with Fans

Tuesdays: Your Next Page-Turner

22nd December 2020 8 PM CST on Facebook page (International Book Promotion)

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– Fictionalizing real stories based on childhood with family –

Join us for the live show and ask him your questions on the comment section and we will answer them, or drop your questions below:

About the Author:

William A. Glass, formerly a VP at Gallup, now coaches soccer at a small college in South Carolina and writes. He lives with wife, Bettina, who is a high school German teacher. They have three sons who have all moved away to pursue careers.

His book, ‘As Good As Can Be’ draws on the author’s experiences growing up in an out-of-control military family during the 1950’s and his own military experience.

Learn more about his work here https://www.williamaglass.com/about and https://www.amazon.com/As-Good-Can-Be/dp/1946005347/ref

PERKS Inside: Friends Series – Author Live Chat with Fans

In the effort to boost the Author Live Chat with Fans interview’s marketing plan, I thought of coming up with an idea of bringing in two author friends (preferably from the same genre) to join our interview session. This will help both authors to leverage each other’s existing network and find new fans. The live session will also be more fun and exciting as two friends coming on screen would feel more comfortable talking to each other. Apart from that, the cost of the live interview session for one author would be reduced by half as the half will be borne by the other.

We are rolling this out soon and will notify our mailing list audience first to test things out first at $10. Join our email list to enjoy perks like this!

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Upcoming Author Live Chat with Author Terence K. Whitfield

Terence K. Whitfield

Author Live Chat with Fans

Fridays: Fresh From The Oven

27th November 2020 8 PM CST on Facebook page (International Book Promotion)

– Online Dating Over 50 –

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Terence wrote this book after finding himself on the verge of divorce after 30 years of marriage. He never imagined he would be in this position at this stage of his life, but here he was fighting to save or salvage a marriage that had clearly been over for a long time. What Terence eventually realized was he really wasn’t fighting to save or salvage a marriage, but rather he was fighting to keep something familiar in his life. Letting go of something you’ve known for most of your adult life can a bit scary, or even overwhelming to some. So as a result, he decided despite his reluctance to dive headfirst into the world of online dating which he credits with being a key component in helping him get through one of the roughest periods of his life. He even says that online dating was therapeutic.

If you’d like to stay anonymous but would like to ask question pertaining to this interview topic, feel free to submit your questions to us.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

Why do you write?

When I have a passionate thought and something to say. 

What do you write about?

Things that interest me enough to research it.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Online Dating Over 50

I don’t feel that I have a particular writing style.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?

Temptation to get to the fun part too quickly.

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

Someone said they wished my book had been around when they were going through their divorce.

How long have you been writing?

Since my late teens off and on.

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

After writing this book.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

For some reason I only get the passion to write late at night.

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

With me consistently writing something each day along with the research this book took me about 7 months

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

Continue to write consistently and become a student of writing.

What does your family think of your writing? 

My family is extremely supportive of my book. In fact, my mother came up with a key idea for my cover.

Do you see writing as a career?

Yes, now I can see writing as a legitimate career.

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

Book 2 is in the works and this will be a part of an over 50 series.

Author Live Chat with Hosam Saeed

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We will be chatting with author Hosam Saeed on 18th November 2020 8.30 AM UK time here https://www.facebook.com/419892524804138/posts/3239918559468173/

Please tell us something about yourself.

I am 30 years old, I have Autism Asperger.

How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey.

I have been working on publishing my children’s book for over 10 years. I have finally been able to publish it on Amazon Kindle. It was a very hard and long road for me, looking for artists and editors and where to put it up. For a lot of people, it doesn’t become true. Still, I finally fulfilled my dream with the help of my determination and stubbornness and not losing hope. I am finally out there, and you guys can do it, make your dreams come true, never give up, and one day it will happen.

Who are your role models?

Erin Hunter, the author of Warriors, is my role model.

What inspires you?

My cat, Marco. He always finds a way to calm me when I am sad or angry.

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Please tell us about your book ‘Marco The Missing.’

‘Marco The Missing’ is a children’s book about a kitten that gets lost and abandoned and how he found his home. Book arts have been done by Rait Visual Works https://www.deviantart.com/raitvisualworks. 

What’s your most memorable experience?

Seeing my book on Amazon, my first book ever has been the most memorable experience.

Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? 

Facebook works best for me.

What’s your greatest fear?

My fear is receiving bad reviews.

Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?

The road is hard and filled with many challenges, just don’t give up.

What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey

I keep pushing myself and believing I will succeed.

What keeps you going when things get tough?

The thought of children reading my book and learning not to be abusive to animals.

Any message for our readers.

Don’t be abusive to animals.

How can people connect with you?

You can connect via email at hosam.Saeed@hotmail.com and also, check out my Instagram and Facebook.

Invitation for Children’s book authors to Join a Live Interview as a Guest Reviewer & Author

Invitation for Children’s book authors to Join a Live Interview as a Guest Reviewer & Author

Hello children’s book authors,

I’m Jasveena, from International Book Promotion. You joined our Group Author Interview for Children’s Book in 2019. 
I’m writing to you to invite you to join us for a live author interview of Hosam Saed, a children’s book author, tentatively on Tuesday, 17th of November 8 PM CST. 

Here’s the link to the author’s Amazon page https://www.amazon.com/marco-missing-hosam-saeed-ebook/dp/B08FZRFMZX

We need three children’s book author who could review the author’s book “Marco the Missing” and share your review during the live interview. The book has 22 pages. You would also get a short slot to talk about your own book.

The tentative date of the live interview would be 17th November, or any of the following Tuesdays 8PM CST. You can also update your availability if you’d like to join us.

If you have questions, do let me know 🙂 Looking forward to hearing from you.

Upcoming Live Interview with D. L. Blackburne

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We are going Live with author D.L. Blackburne on Tuesday 8PM CST on Facebook. Watch us live and questions during the live session. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

D.L. Blackburne is a Connecticut based indie author/artist who began writing in October 2016. His debut book Office Pool: Orientation was later released on November 08, 2019 on Amazon and Apple books. The 20+ year professional artist turned author illustrated all the characters and cover work in the series. With his most recent book in the Office Pool Series now published August 01, 2020 (book #2 Extraction) D.L. is now currently working to complete book #3 the series final installment due out mid 2021. In addition to that D.L. is simultaneously working on another book series. The multi-book vast YA Fantasy Epic will called [Sons of the Severnn]

Q. Describe yourself in five words.
A. Curious observer appreciator of life

Q. What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
A. I really have no idea about that one actually.  It depends on their perceived notions about me or anyone I would imagine. that allows us all to be surprised about others I guess… 

Q. How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
A. By trying new things and failing again and again until the fear of failure and self-doubt is comfortable or gone, the only thing left to experience after that, is success.  

Q. What scares you the most?
A. The current state of the world in general. 

Q. What makes you happiest?
A. I don’t need much besides a quiet creative space, aside from that, being of service to other people, friends, family & strangers in need even. 

Q. Why do you write?
A. It is a very effective outlet for my ideas no matter how big they seem to fit, I enjoy painting for that same reason but some ideas can’t fit on canvases no matter how big they are..

Q. Have you always enjoyed writing?
A. Yes, in my short time doing it writing has been very good to me. 

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Q. What motivates you to write? 
A. The need to get ideas out of my mind taking up space and to make way for new concepts and ideas.

Q. What writing are you most proud of?
A. My third and final book of my current series although it’s still only halfway completed, I feel content with it so far.

Q. What are you most proud of in your personal life?
A. My children they’re all decent people, they could certainly be worse, I say decent to keep them a bit humble. To use the word wonderful would come off as biased and discourage their pursuit of constant self improvement and growth.  

Q. What books did you love growing up? 
A. I loved the brightly colored picture books with the cats and dogs as everyday people driving the firetrucks, cars, bikes and them going to the market etc.  Those and the Tomie dePaola books were favorites of mine.

Q. What do you hope your obituary will say about you? 
A. That he did the best with what he had or he was a person who helped others.

Q. Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?  
A. I live in, Connecticut, USA in a working class city and a pretty diverse area, not a small town or huge metropolis. I had a diverse group of friends, neighbors and classmates growing up. I’ve lived in different parts of the country. My first purchased home was in a very small rural village/town with a population of about 4800 people. I’ve also lived in a city with a population of about a million people. Each experience was different in weather, activities, density and demographics but the people in each place were overwhelmingly the same. 

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Q. How did you develop your writing?
A. Through trial and error, and watching and reading other more experienced and proficient writers.

Q. What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
A. Well, I guess that all depends on the individual I suppose, right?  For me I would say writing is a challenge that I enjoy very much, marketing too is something a self published recluse like myself recognizes as a necessity.  If I want to continue to bring and share my work with the public I have to adapt and get better at it as I go.  

Q. What marketing works for you?
A. Not sure yet I’m trying a bit of everything, if I ever become a bestseller,  I’ll certainly share what worked for me. 

Q. Do you find it hard to share your work?
A. No, not really because before its made public I have picked it apart with a few people I trust creatively to be objective. If it can stand up to that group of people and myself, then I’m satisfied that it’s made as well as I could make it. After that I can release it to the world. If it’s accepted I’m of course very, very glad the readers appreciate my best, if that same audience doesn’t,  I can be content I’ve given my very best.

Q. Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
A. While they don’t anticipate any book releases or anything, they do support me the same way they’ve supported me with my art over the years. They let me focus when I’m in a writing/ creative groove, and some will even read the books.   

Q. What else do you do, other than write? 
A. I enjoy falling off the face of the earth for a few days binging a great new series, or taking on a DIY project, painting, drawing, discovering new food or music, and indulging in rare teas.

Q. What other jobs have you had in your life?
A. I was an art gallery owner, a professional artist/ instructor well, I still produce art to this very day.  A graphic designer for a publishing company, a freelance illustrator, a medical equipment technician in my late twenties & early thirties and many more things.

Q. If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
A. Probably Oxford or Cambridge I’d say, I would have loved to study abroad. 

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A. Ushuaia, Argentina the southern most city on earth.  It’s picturesque backed by the mountains, you can see the southern lights and it’s on the sea.  Nicknamed “the end of the world” I’d love to retire there or at least spend some time writing or painting there when it’s all said and done.

Q. Tell us about your family? 
A. In a nutshell they are a large multi-cultured, loving God-fearing group of folks

Q. How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
A. Laptop at a desk 95% of the time the other methods are used if an idea strikes me, and I’m away from the desk.

Q. How much sleep do you need to be your best? 
A. Roughly 6-8 hours maximum, anything beyond that, for me personally is counterproductive.

Q. Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
A. My family, friends, readers and reviewers. 

Q. Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success inwriting look like to you?   
A. A decent size catalog or body of work, a slew of critics, and supporters I imagine. 

Q. It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign?  
A. It’s important of course to target the right readers however, seeing how this book is really for everyone ages 9 to 99. On this particular series, the focus I feel doesn’t have to be so narrow this go round.

Q. Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
A. I wrote the new book in support of the debut book I originally wanted to write. After accomplishing that in 2019, I wanted to see if I could replicate the same quality or better the second time out.  

Q. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask?
A. If we are talking strictly famous people it would be Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Leonardo di Vinci I’d spend the dinner trying to convince them all to stay with us, long after dinner. 

Q. When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
A. Doing something mindless like watching a tv series, sports, movies, my kids grow up, or the sea

Q. What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
A. I hope they take something positive from the writing, I certainly would hope they are uplifted or entertained in some way. I would hate for it to be a burden or chore to consume. 

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