THE JOURNEY

Author Interview - Simone Beaudelaire

Welcome, Author Simone Beaudelaire, and thank you for being my guest this week. I hope you enjoy getting to know a little about Simone and check our her newest release, Where the Wind Blows, on Amazon. About Writing/Books/Being an Author 1. Do you remember the first book you read that had an impact on you - in what way and what was the name of that book? One of the early books that had an impact on me was Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. I remember so much about it. The vivid details. The charismatic characters. Most of all that the author didn’t shy away from authentic emotion. It’s an ugly cry book—probably my first—and the impact of those undiluted emotions never left me. 2. When

Author Interview - David Melville Edwards

This week's interview is with author David Melville Edwards. I hope you enjoy reading a little about David's writing habits and personal life. Thank you, David, for being my guest this week. About Writing/Books/Being an Author 1. Do you remember the first book you read that had an impact on you - in what way and what was the name of that book? “Biggles Learns To Fly”, by Captain W.E. Johns. Aged 8 or 9, I had already read several exciting “Biggles” adventures, but this had a different feel. Seemingly drawn directly from the author’s life experience, it was more intense, more personal and ultimately more moving. For me, it was an early demonstration of the power of authenticity. 2. When did y

Author Interview - Laura Diaz de Arce

Author Laura Diaz de Arce joins me on Author Interviews this week. I hope you enjoy learning a little about Laura's journey as an author. Thank you for being my guest, Laura! About Writing/Books/Being an Author 1. Do you remember the first book you read that had an impact on you - in what way and what was the name of that book? The first book that pops up is probably The Voyage of the Basset by James C. Christensen which I think I received in first to second grade. I think that was the first challenging book I read, but it helped that it had these gorgeous pictures and mythologies throughout it. I think I liked the fantastic nature of it all, the way the text played with the illustrations, t

Author Interview - Cynthia Morgan

My guest this week is Cynthia Morgan. Cynthia is the author of the award winning YA Fantasy Dark Fey trilogy. I hope you enjoy reading a little about my guest this week. Thank you, Cynthia! About Writing/Books/Being an Author 1. Do you remember the first book you read that had an impact on you - in what way and what was the name of that book? One of the first books to really open my eyes to what was possible is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. We studied it in 9th grade and I was immediately enamored by all the imagery, underlying themes, and the powerful use of symbolism. It became the ‘bar’ at which I set my own writing and the standard I still aspire to. 2. When did you first realize

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