Interview with Ryan Hill

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Today’s interview is with Ryan Hill. Welcome to the blog, Ryan. Tell us something about yourself.

Ryan Hill Author PicI’m 21 years old, live in West Newbury, MA, and am originally from Greenwich, CT.  I attend the college of UMASS Amherst, and I’m studying to be an English major.  I’m also writing my second novel, but it’s taking a whole lot longer than I expected.

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

I knew I wanted to be a writer in sixth grade.  I had to write a four-page mystery for my English class but instead wrote a 25-page scifi.  Ever since then, I have been writing fiction.

My teachers hated when I would do that. Tell us about your writing process.

For my first novel, I had a daily quota of writing I needed to hit.  My book ended up being a hell of a lot longer than…

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Interview with Aaron Brinker

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

Aaron BrinkerMy wife and I make our home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She works at a non-profit (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge) and I am currently unemployed and looking.

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

I wrote my first story in the 7th or 8th grade, and actually have it in my backlist of projects to publish. It needs a lot of work, but has a lot of potential. I had a downward spiral into depression a few years ago. During that plummet, I wrote a few poems and showed them to one of my college professors. He sat down with me and told me what he thought. He asked me what I was majoring in and told me whatever path I chose I needed to write.

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Interview with David Ellis

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Today’s interview is with David Ellis. We are Twitter acquaintances. Welcome to the blog, David.

Thank you for having me here, Lela, very kind of you and a pleasure to be here.

Tell us something about yourself.

d-ellisI’m a poet and fiction writer who lives in a sleepy town in the South East of Kent in the United Kingdom. I used to work in Financial Services as a software salesman but now I am currently re-evaluating my whole career to focus more heavily on writing and exploring my true passions as a champion of both artists and the arts themselves.

I adore cats, dogs and other cute animals, sharing tons of pictures of them on my Facebook page. I also really enjoy foreign cuisine – Spanish, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian, it’s all delicious. I’m a very romantic and passionate man, who loves the creativity in people and inspiring others whenever…

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Interview with Angela Guidolin

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

a-gFirst of all,  thank you Lela for having me, I’m honoured.

After graduating in Business Economics in 1995 in Venice, Italy, I went to London, UK, to polish my English.

That was a magical time in my life. London was a fantastic cultural melting pot. The three months I had planned to stay stretched to eight years, during which I got married and worked in different jobs.

Craving sun, warmth and sea, we left London and headed to the South of France, but wound up in the North. We ran our coffee shop and although tough (we used to work 70 hours a week), life was sweet, especially after the birth of our daughter.

A few years later we moved to Italy to live near my family for our daughter’s sake. There I worked in my…

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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….

What is your favorite…

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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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Interview with Victor Acquista

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

Facquista-sentientirst off, I would like to thank you for the interview. I am a full time author and speaker; although, this is my third career. My first was as a primary care MD and my second was as an administrative physician. I wrote Pathways to Health, non-fiction self-help book, which went on to get translated and is an Amazon bestseller in holistic/alternative medicine. I recently had a science fiction novel published: Sentient, an epic story of humanity’s defeat and resurgence following our near total genocide by a telepathic warrior species. There is a lot of social messaging in that novel. All my writing has an underlying intention to raise consciousness. I am very intrigued by the evolution 

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Interview with CP Bialois

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cpbialois-author-picToday’s interview is with CP Bialois. Welcome to the blog.

Thanks for having me. 🙂

Tell us something about yourself. 

I’m originally from Pennsylvania and currently reside in South Florida. It took a couple of years, but I finally got over the culture shock of the move. lol

That would be a big difference, almost as great as Alaska to Florida. You’re a rare breed among indie authors. Tell us about that.

I’ve run the gambit from working fast food to being a warehouse supervisor, and I’m currently self-employed as an author and editor. I may not yet be Stephen King, but as long as I can pay some bills I’m not complaining.

Well, Stephen King started out working as a teacher to pay his bills, so good fortune in the book biz can come to any of us.

I have to admit, I owe my being an author to…

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Interview with Mark Binmore

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Today’s interview is with Mark Binmore. Welcome to the blog, Mark. 

Hey Lela, good to be here.

Tell us something about yourself.

binmore-author-picBritish born and now divide time between my homes in London and South of France with my partner, dog, cats and over 500 pairs of shoes.  Aside from writing I own and manage a small bed and breakfast – Maison De L’Orb – so throughout the summer I get to be inspired by guests from all corners of the world who stay with us.

That’s a lot of shoes! At what point did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I guess I have always been a writer.  As a kid and even now I have a strange passion for stationary, pens, paper, notebooks…I used to write poems and short stories and just store them away.  I have always kept a diary since the mid-1980s so they…

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