Interview with Eugene Uttley

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Today’s interview is with Eugene Uttley. Welcome to the blog.Tell us something about yourself. 

Thanks. Just flew in. Arms are tired. Haha. Hello. I am Eugene Uttley Esq. & I live in the Midwest of the USA, where I hold down a modest jobby job to pay the bills, which is not difficult considering I live alone and have no dependents.

boon-1At what point did you know you wanted to be a writer? (When did you write your first story, for example?)

I have always written creatively. My jokes, however, have whiskers on them.

Tell us about your writing process.

I have been writing the same comic novel for over fifteen years now, and it’s coming along grudgingly, I’ll tell you. It’s this character Roger who hasn’t left me alone over the years. So I’ve got him on a bus on the way to Albuquerque….

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Interview with Sandra de Helen

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Today’s interview is with Sandra de Helen. Welcome to the blog. Tell us something about yourself.

sandra-de-helen-author-picI grew up in mid-Missouri in the 1950s. I’ve lived in several states including Alaska, Texas, and at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I lived in Portland, Oregon for 35 years before I moved to Southern California last year. I’ve retired from the day job, and I supplement my income by editing, teaching, and writing. I’ve been an out lesbian for forty years, and most of my writing includes diverse characters including LGBTQQIA and people of color.

At what point did you know you wanted to be a writer?

As soon as I knew there were books by living authors, I realized I too could write a book. I think I was eight. I won my first writing contest for an essay when I was twelve. I had a poem published when…

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