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Author Interview with Dianne Harman + Giveaway

Today’s interview is with Dianne Harman! Welcome Dianne. Click HERE to enter the contest for a Kindle copy of Coyote in Provence!

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A Little on the Personal Side: 

·         If you weren’t an author, what would you be? If I were younger, I’d probably be a chef. I love to cook and I love food. I was fortunate to be in a position when my husband was a California Senator to explore entertaining on a big scale. It wasn’t uncommon to have 20 or 30 guests in our home for a fundraiser. I usually cooked five course dinners. It was fun!

·         What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? What I love most about writing is when the characters start dictating where the book is going to go. I get a chance to read and write at the same time. What I don’t like is the interminable waiting once I’ve written the book – beta readers, editors, copyeditors, formatters. That’s when I become impatient. Probably based on wanting to write the next book!

·         Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself? I love to travel. Meeting people from different cultures, exploring new places, and learning about them keeps me from stagnating!

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Author Interview with Bryce Westervelt

Welcome to the Page to Page promo Interview series Bryce!

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A Little on the Personal Side:

 

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be?    I am a professional classical singer.  I might be more active with my singing, but that’s definitely one of my passions.   I think this is why I write – I look at my kids books as way to communicate with an audience, just in a different medium (text and pictures rather than notes and lyrics).

 

  • What types of books do you read?  Surprisingly, I read a lot of business books, especially those geared towards creatives, small business owners, and people who think outside the box.

 

  • When you are not writing where can you be found?  In front of the television watching sports. I’m a big sports fan – especially baseball and college football and basketball. I actively root for the Tampa Bay Rays (even though I’m now living in New York) and both of my Alma mater’s teams – Georgia football and Maryland basketball.

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Author Interview with Dominique Wilkins

Today on Page to Page Promo’s Author Interview series we welcome Dominique Wilkins! Thanks for stopping by.

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  •  What three things do you think your readers would be surprised to know about you? I was the top person (only girl) in my Ford automotive maintenance class (so I can do my own repairs); I tell my husband EVERYTHING (he knows ALL of my secrets and yours too! Uh oh); I cry about something at least once a week!
  •  What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? I LOVE when a reader gets me and I often pat myself on the back, when I throw in my twists and turns; I don’t like when the book seems to drag out with unnecessary details (in real life ppl say I talk too much, so in my books, I try to “make a long story short”, then maybe I can start doing it in real life. Cut out the fat.)
  • When you are not writing where can you be found? Yacking with my Mommy or watching movies cuddled up in one bed with the family.

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Author Interview with Gary B. Haley

Today on Page to Page’s Author Interview Series we have Gary B. Haley! Welcome Gary.

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A Little on the Personal Side:

What types of books do you read?

I tend to become more interested in authors than types of books. When I was young, I read nearly everything Edgar Rice Burroughs ever wrote, then did the same with Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. I also read a lot of Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Arthur C. Clarke. I was also always interested in history, so I started reading James Michener and Robert Dallek.

What do you love most about writing? What do you not like?

The part I love most about writing is the research necessary to make what I’m writing accurate and believable. What I do NOT enjoy is selling myself. I am not a salesperson. I know you have to sell yourself to be successful, but I do not enjoy that part. Seems a little like bragging to me. Or like trying to pressure people into something, which is SO not me.

Do you have a favorite place to write?

I do! I enjoy going to the Rocky Mountains to write. I often sit by a favorite series of waterfalls near Evergreen, or far off the beaten path in the Rocky Mountain National Park. I’ve pounded away on my keyboard while snow was falling all around me and I’ve sat perfectly still on the side of a mountain while an impressive herd of elk grazed past, above and below me.

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Author Interview with A. Katie Rose

Today on our Author Interview Series we welcome A. Katie Rose! Thanks for stopping!

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? I love putting plots together. I love creating characters, developing their personalities, what they love, what they hate, why they are who they are. I basically love everything to do with fiction writing: from subplots to plot twists. I especially adore foreshadowing! Putting inside a quote, or a scene, a tiny tidbit my reader may not truly notice until later – then that ‘aha!’ moment. What I hate about writing? Not being able to devote myself to writing. I still have a full time job, have mouths to feed and clean up after, and duties a writer must have to BE a writer. Right now, my time to write is very slim. But one day soon that’ll change
  • Do you have a favorite place to write? Yes. My desk. It’s a huge affair, made of oak and dark brown (my favorite wood shade), and almost encompasses me as I sit at it. It just about fills up my office! But when I sit down to it, I feel at home. Comfortable. When I received my iPad as a five year loyal employee gift last February, I would sit on my porch in the evenings and write. Words didn’t flow. I knew something wasn’t right with my writing, but shrugged it off. When I reread what I wrote on the iPad at my desk, the changes flowed from my fingers. Weird, eh?
  • Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself? That would have to be my boys. Outside of my passion for writing, I have a passion for my horses. They’re the children I never had. My old farts (as I call them: they’re 33 and 31 right now) have been with me for 26 and 24 years, respectively. Tanner and Boss. Cousins by blood, they came to me from the same Arabian breeder two years apart. My middle kid is my true child: Blackjack, (an Arab/Friesian cross) is my third generation, I was there when he was born and imprinted him when he was two hours old. We’re bonded worse than any old couple married for 60 years! We’ve had our issues, but we’re working through them and, believe it or not, still love each other. My fourth boy is new to my family: Alamar. An Arabian gelding that needed a new home. I bought him last January and we’re still learning about each other. As we bonded so quickly, I know we’re meant to be together.

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Author Interview with Rayne Golay + Giveaway

Today we welcome to Page to Page Promo Author Interview Series Rayne Golay. Thanks for stopping by.

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be?

It’s funny, but some of the time I don’t consider myself an author. I have to remind myself that, yes indeed, I’m an author. For most of my life I wanted to write, but it was not to be until I took early retirement from my job as a psychotherapist. Now I have the freedom and the time to write. Am I an author? I guess I am, at least by Richard Bach’s definition; an author is a writer who didn’t give up.

 

  • What is your all-time favorite book?

Oh my, there are so many books I love. Of those I read and reread I’d like to mention two: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca because of the wonderful portrayal of characters; Mrs. de Winter’s struggle to compete with the memory of her predecessor. It’s fascinating that  Mrs. de Winter is never mentioned by her first name. The other intriguing character is the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers.

Another of my all time favorites is Mothers and Daughters by Evan Hunter, the master of dialogue. A wonderful portrayal of friendship, rivalry, deception.

 

  • When you are not writing where can you be found?

Anywhere in the world. I love traveling, discovering new cultures and peoples. I’m at my happiest when I have a trip in sight.

 

A Little on the Professional Side:

 

  • Of all of the characters you have written, which has been your favorite? Why? Least favorite? Why?

My most favorite character is without hesitation Leini in THE WOODEN CHAIR. While writing the book, she settled in my heart and my mind. She made herself at home and guided me through the entire process of writing the book. Leini has spunk, charisma, is battling against handicap, neglect and an unloving mother. Despite disappointments, hardship, facing the knowledge that her mother didn’t want her, she raises every morning to face yet another day of difficulties because of her visual impairment.

The least favorite character is in my work in progress, the male protagonist. Since I’m still editing the book, couldn’t I make him more likeable? For the sake of the plot he has to be as written.

 

  • How do you connect with your readers? (book clubs, online chats, etc)

Any which way I can connect with them. Social media is a way, but most of all I like the person to person contact, like book signings.

 

  • What is your thought on eBooks being the new way to read?

For the longest time, I fought the idea of an e-reader. I love print books, the feel, the smell, the weight of a book in my hands. My husband gifted me my first e-reader, and it was love at first sight. Reading is less strenuous on the eyes because of the narrower lines. Apart from e-books being less expensive than print books, the best part is I can carry my entire library with me.

 

A Little Quick Fire:

*When it comes to books*

 

Good Guys or Bad Guys? Good guys, but also not so bad guys.

Fiction or Non-Fiction? I’m very eclectic so I like both

Handwritten or PC typed? PC typed

Cozy Nook or Outdoors Oasis? I don’t really care as long as I can read. At night in bed is great.

Happily Ever After or Nail-biter? Nail-biter

Writing or Reading? They’re interchangeable

 

*When it comes to you*

Ice Cream or Cake? You won’t believe this: cheese, real Swiss or French cheese. I don’t really like sweets.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Again, cheese.

Coffee or Tea? Both, but decaf

Dress Up or Dress Down? Depends on the occasion. Dressing up is fun.

Barefoot or Shoes? Shoes, shoes, shoes!

Cook or Order Out? How about a restaurant?

 

Online Presence:

Website: My website

Facebook: Facebook

Twitter:  Twitter

Goodreads: Goodreads

Additional links:  My blog

Reviews

 

1 LIFE IS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

2 THE WOODEN CHAIR

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Author Interview with Kara Barney

Today we welcome Kara Barney to Page to Page Promo Author Interview Series. Thanks for stopping by Kara!

 

A Little on the Personal Side: 

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be? My dream job would be to be an editor for a publishing house. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for this one!
  • What is your all-time favorite book? 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is my favorite, and has been for many years. The chapter with the characters trapped under the icecaps is one of the best plot devices ever, because Jules Verne pulls us into an unlikely situation and makes it completely plausible. The fear, courage and suffering they feel is the same fear, courage and suffering that we feel. I still get shivers up my spine when I read it, and I’ve read the book in full at least five times.
  • Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself? Sometimes I’m surprised by how much I’ve done with my life already, and I’m just getting started! Publishing a book, travelling, checking off my bucket list…You take a look back at where your life was five years ago, and this moment now is never where you expected to be, but that’s not a bad thing, it’s just something to take in stride. I enjoy change; I find it invigorating, captivating and amazing.

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