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Author Interview with Warren Bull

Today on Page to Page Promo Author Interview Series we have Warren Bull. Thanks for stopping by!

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A Little on the Personal Side:
If you weren’t an author, what would you be? I was a clinical psychologist for about thirty years. It was challenging and worthwhile. If I were not an author I would be a retired guy looking for something to do.

What is your all-time favorite book? Actually, this is an easy question for me. My all-time favorite book is the book I helped my father write about his life. Toward the end of his life he decided he wanted to leave a record for his family for generations to come about what he had done and learned. Because I am a writer, my father asked if I would help him write about his life, including his experiences as a combat
infantryman during World War II. During the process I learned a great deal about my father that I had not known. My father died in January of this year. I am very glad he asked me to help him.

What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? There are times when writing is magical.
Sometimes the characters whisper in my ear, telling me intimate secrets they want me to share with the world. Plots twist back on themselves taking me by surprise. The muse snuggles up in my lap and iggles. Hours of time disappear. At other times when the words do not come, writing is achingly difficult. I plug away and wonder why I chose write in the first place.

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Author Interview with Andrew Lennon

Page to Page Promo would like to welcome Andrew Lennon to our Author Interview series. Here’s Andrew’s interview:

Enter for a PDF copy of A Life to Waste!!! http://bit.ly/1fBgrMt

A Little on the Personal Side:

What is your all-time favorite book? – This is a split, it has always been “Of Mice and

Men” it was actually the only book I enjoyed reading at school. More recently it would

have to be “The Greatest Show on Earth – Evidence for Evolution”, so that’s a fiction

and a non-fiction favorite. Does that count?

What types of books do you read? – I read mostly horror, Stephen King, Dean Koontz,

Brian Keene etc.

• Do you have a favorite place to write? – My favorite place to write is in bed.

Everything is more fun in bed.

A Little on the Professional Side:

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

through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and thewritersroom.co.uk

What is your thought on eBooks being the new way to read? – I think ebooks are

great! I love my kindle and I have the app on my phone for whenever I’m stuck

in a long line. Although if given the choice, I would choose paperback over kindle

everytime. I like the feel of a book. Usually it’s the price that makes me go for the

ebook.

• Who is your ideal reader? – My wife is my ideal reader. She is a huge Stephen King fan

and all round just a big fan of reading. I get her to read and judge every chapter before

moving onto the next one.

A Little Quick Fire:

*When it comes to books*

Good Guys or Bad Guys? – Bad Guys

Fiction or Non-Fiction? – Fiction

Handwritten or PC typed? – PC typed

Cozy Nook or Outdoors Oasis? – Cozy Nook Happily Ever After or Nail-biter? – Nail-biter

Writing or Reading? – Reading

*When it comes to you*

Ice Cream or Cake? – Ice Cream

Chocolate or Vanilla? – Chocolate

Coffee or Tea? – Tea

Dress Up or Dress Down? – Dress Down

Barefoot or Shoes? – Shoes

Cook or Order Out? – Order Out

 

Online Presence:

Website: http://www.thewritersroom.co.uk/page/andrew-lennon-a-life-to-waste

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifetowaste?ref=hl

Your Twitter: @andylennon1984

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7257030.Andrew_Lennon

Book titles and their corresponding sell links:

1 A LIFE TO WASTE – UK LINK –

2 A LIFE TO WASTE – USA LINK – 

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Enter for a PDF copy of A Life to Waste!!! http://bit.ly/1fBgrMt


Author Interview with J.M. Salyards

On today’s Page to Page Promo Author Interview we have J.M. Salyards. Welcome J.M.

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be?  A ninja. Or a monster truck driver. Or possibly a criminal mastermind. Underground occult bookstore owner. Big game safari hunter. Crackpot radio show host. Mad scientist.

All of the above. Still, I’ll stick with “author”.

  • What types of books do you read? The stack next to me has “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett, “Guns, Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamond, “The World as it Is” by Chris Hedges, “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy, and “Last of the Amazons” by Steven Pressfield.

 

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

Writing is freedom. Storytelling is as ancient as language, and although there is a craft involved in putting words together to tell a tale, the tale itself is entirely yours. An author chooses something that he or she is passionate about and commits it to a record for all time. A book is a window into the mind of the man or woman who wrote it.

On the other hand, writing is a tremendous challenge, demanding dedication and sacrifice. Crafting the story is easy. “Committing it to paper”— actually writing the novel— is hard, slow work. It is very rewarding, but it does try one’s patience.

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Author Interview with E. Lynn Hooghiemstra

Today’s Page to Page interview is with E.  Lynn Hooghiemstra. Welcome E. Lynn!

A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be? I wouldn’t be.
  • What is your all-time favorite book?  There isn’t just one, but a few stand-outs are: Kim by Rudyard Kipling, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis, Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, The Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton.
  •   What types of books do you read? I read a wide variety of books ranging from historical fiction, to mysteries all the way out to science fiction and a little about quantum physics. I’m a very curious person and enjoy a well-written book regardless of genre, though I won’t read horror or true crime; I just don’t have the stomach for it.
  •   Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself? The beautifully agonizing joy of raising my son and being able to see the world through his eyes as he grows up . I feel I’m given a chance to learn again as a child and see things I might otherwise have missed. Especially since he’s growing up in a culture different from the one I grew up in.

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Author Interview with Skye Turner

A Little on the Personal Side:

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

If I wasn’t an author, I’d love to own a coffeeshop/bakery. Or be a reporter. I went to school for Broadcast Journalism.

2. What three things do you think your readers would be surprised to know about you?

1- I’m terrified of anything scary. Like terrified. Like hide under the covers and cry when a horror movie is on. Once I went to a horror movie with an ex and I STILL have nightmares about it. I’m a gigantic chicken.

2- I don’t drink soda. At all. Ever.

3- I don’t reread books. I think I’ve reread like 3 books in my entire life, not counting Alluring Turmoil when I was editing.

3. Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself?

I have the best job in the world and my two employers call me Mommy. My babies are almost 6 and 4. I was never certain I would be able to have children due to some serious health issues and my husband and I were blessed with two of them. They are my world and not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for them. Even on the days when I want to beat my head against a wall.

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Author Interview with Jo Linsdell

Today on Page to Page Promos is author Jo Linsdell. Here’s Jo’s interview:

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be? Definitely something creative. I’m already an illustrator in addition to being an author so I’d probably develop that career more.
  • What types of books do you read? All types. I love mystery and suspense novels but also love a good chick lit. Recently I’ve been reading a lot of non fiction books (mostly writing and marketing related). As a mum of two little boys I also read a lot of children’s books. I’m often contacted by publishers and authors with requests to review their books and so sometimes try out new genres as well as my favorites. As a writer I think it’s important to read a lot and experiment with new material.
  • When you are not writing where can you be found? With my family and friends. I love shopping, reading, baking cakes, and working out to Dance 4 on my wii. I like to watch my favorite TV shows (currently Suits, Castle, and Person of Interest) and movies.

A Little on the Professional Side:

  • Where do you draw your inspiration from? It can come from anywhere really. I’m a social media junky and often get ideas from posts I see on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.  Blog posts can also spark ideas for non fiction projects. Sometimes it’s just a quote I’ve read or a program I’ve watched on TV. For my children’s picture books, my kids inspire me a lot. For my non fiction I’m often inspired by discussions in my writers groups. For me, it’s not a problem to come up with new ideas. The hard part is picking which ones to develop.
  • How do you connect with your readers? (book clubs, online chats, etc) I live in Italy and my fan base and target audience is in other countries. This means I do most of my networking and connecting online. I use my social media profiles and pages  a lot. I also often do live events via social media like Twitter interviews, Facebook Wall Chats, and Google+ hangouts. I take part in online groups and book clubs. I also do presentations and webinars at online conferences and events. I’ve set up an account with Authorgraph.com so I can do virtual book signings and sometimes do virtual visits using Skype or Google+ hangouts.
  • What is your thought on eBooks being the new way to read? I love statistics and the stats for eBook sales prove it’s a growing market. In 2012 Amazon eBook sales increased by 70% on 2011. Although the eBook market is flattening out a bit this year (which was expected), due to the competition from Apple, Amazon have now launched Kindle MatchBook which allows customers who have bought the print version to get the kindle version for free, $0.99, $1.99 or $2.99. When it comes to eBook vs print neither one is better than the other. They both offer pro’s and con’s. Different readers have different preferences and needs. There’s space for both and it’s nice to see that retailers have realized that.

A Little Quick Fire:

*When it comes to books*

Good Guys or Bad Guys? Bad guys. They tend to have more layers to their personalities.

Fiction or Non-Fiction? Can I pick both? I’ve been reading more non fiction recently but love a good fiction.

Handwritten or PC typed? PC.

Cozy Nook or Outdoors Oasis? Cozy Nook.

Happily Ever After or Nail-biter? Happily ever after.

Writing or Reading? Again, tough one. Writing wins though.

*When it comes to you*

Ice Cream or Cake? Can I have both? I love sweet stuff.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Where ever chocolate is one of the choices, it wins. I’m a total chocoholic.

Coffee or Tea? Tea (I’m a true Brit ;))

Dress Up or Dress Down? Dress up. I always feel better when I make a bit of effort.

Barefoot or Shoes? I’m a shoeaholic.

Cook or Order Out? Given the choice, order out. It’s not always simple though as I’m celiac and so can’t eat in a lot of places.

Online Presence:

Website: http://www.JoLinsdell.com

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/JoLinsdell

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JoLinsdell

Goodreads: http://www.Goodreads.com/JoLinsdell

Additional links: http://www.amazon.com/author/JoLinsdell

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LinkedIn

YouTube

 

Book titles and their corresponding sell links:

1 Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home

2 Out and About at the Zoo

3 Fairy May

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Author Interview with D.C. Larson

Now on Page to Page Promos Interview Series we have D. C. Larson. Here’s D.C.’S interview:

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be? GIGGING/RECORDING ROCK”N”ROLL GUITARIST
  • What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? LIKE: IT’S FREE.  DISLIKE: SEEING LESS-WORTHWHILE WORKS SUCCEED.
  • Do you have a favorite place to write? IN MY OWN HOME — I CAN CONTROL THE ENVIRONMENT.(TEMPERATURE, MUSIC, ETC)

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