Posts Categorized: Author Interview

Interview with Lizzie Harwood (#30 Authors)

May 19, 2015 Author Interview 11

81+-AV1ZAbL._UX250_Today I’m excited to be able to share an interview with one of the many great authors of the Legacy collection, Lizzie Harwood. I had fun reading her story and even more fun revisiting it after talking to her about what inspired her.

Thanks for joining me for an interview! Could you please start by telling us a little bit about your story in the anthology?

Thanks for the interview, Katie, it’s lovely to be on your delightful blog. I was thrilled to be asked to join the #30Authors in the Legacy anthology and thought I’d write about my dad’s grandfather dying at sea during World War One and his son dying soon afterwards on the battlefields of the Somme, and how another great-uncle died 20 miles away during one of the many ‘Big Pushes’ of that chilling war. I wanted to know what trace that left on my parents. But my folks are hard to pin down and wrestle emotional catharsis and dénouement from, so I decided to tell the story of what a cat does to a group of people, what legacy she left on me and my family. Read more »

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Author Interview with Alena Graedon

June 7, 2014 Author Interview 13

18209339Hi Alena! Thanks so much for joining us on Doing Dewey today. I loved your book and am very excited to have a chance to talk to you about it. Could you please begin by telling us a bit about The Word Exchange?

Hi, Katie! Thank you so much for inviting me! I’m utterly thrilled to join you, and I’m very grateful to you for having read the book, for your very kind words about it, and for giving me the opportunity to join you today!

The Word Exchange is set in the very near future, just a few years from now. The much-anticipated “death of print” has finally become a reality. That’s a problem for the main characters, because they work together at a dictionary—the last of its kind.

When The Word Exchange begins, the final print edition of their dictionary is just about to come out. After that, the protagonists’ future is uncertain, which, as it happens, is also true of the future of language. That’s because in this near-future world, smart phones have become even smarter than they are today, unlike the people who use them. The handheld devices that people rely on most are called Memes, which anticipate users’ wants and needs. But these handy little machines have also started to corrode people’s memories. There’s no need to remember things anymore when it’s easier just to use “memory.” In fact, many people have even started forgetting the meanings of some words. If a person encounters an unknown term—during a conversation, in a text, etc.—her device will ask if she wants to download its definition (for just a couple of cents) from a huge online database called The Word Exchange. Read more »

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Author Interview with Trini Amador

November 11, 2013 Author Interview 2

17355195Today I’m pleased to introduce you all to Trini Amador, author of the thrilling historical fiction novel Gracianna. Trini’s story is based on the life of his great grandmother Gracianna and I’m very excited to hear a bit about how he wove together fact and fiction. Hi Trini and welcome!

Awww, thanks so much for having me.

Would you please start by telling us a bit about the kind of research you did while writing Gracianna?

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Author Interview with Kersten Kelly

April 26, 2012 Author Interview 0

Kersten-PicHello all and welcome to our first author interview!  Today I’m excited to share with you some questions I got to ask Kersten Kelly, the author of Economics: A Simple Twist on Normalcy.  If her book sounds like something that might interest you, you can read on to hear about her inspiration, check back on Saturday for a review, and find out more about her at the links given at then end of this post.  Now, without further ado, the interview…

First, could you tell us a little about your book?
The book is a unique compilation of examples of pop culture, history, social media, business, sports, and education all explained through an economic lens. It uses current market trends and examples that can be applicable and enjoyable for anyone. It is written in a narrative non-fiction format so it flows easily and does not read similarly to a textbook. Economics is part of daily life, and this book challenges readers to question how and why people make decisions by adding a simple twist on normalcy. Read more »

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