I spent yesterday contacting some book bloggers and found Dayna Leigh Cheser’s site. She liked the info I sent her so much she has already posted my author interview on her site. Click through to read what else I had to say.
When and how did you discover you wanted to be a writer/author?
The first stories I ever made up were mini-versions of Hardy Boys stories. I had a huge crush on Joe and would pretend there were tiny books inside matchboxes I would “read” to myself when I was visiting my Great-Grandmother’s grocery store.
via DIY Interview – Debra R. Borys | Author Dayna Leigh Cheser.
The interview I did last Friday at Wise Bear Books is now archived at YouTube in case you weren’t able to listen live. Quinn Barrett and co-host TJ also talk about some digital publishing news that you might find interesting. Enjoy.
I just confirmed a date for a podcast interview at Wise Bear Books with Quinn Barrett to talk about Bend Me, Shape Me. Quinn also interviewed me when Painted Black was released, and had some wonderful things to say about the book so I’m hoping she enjoys Bend Me even more.
I will post a link to her site closer to the date so you can listen live if you would like to. I will be sure to also link to the archived interview later and post it here when available for those who want to listen at their leisure.
Below are some of the things Quinn said about Painted Black. The full interview can be found HERE.
Painted Black has a Silence of the Lamb’s feeling about it…..Something about your book immediately gave me the feeling like wow, there’s something dark and ominous going on here.…. I was impressed with the quality of the storytelling and found myself immersed immediately…..Your story is very timely…..How you mingle it with the reality of homeless throwaway people was really quite brilliant…..Fiction can be a great vehicle for exposing the darker side of the human experience in ways that are both important and meaningful and I think that Painted Black fits into this category.
Quinn Barrett, Wise Bear Books All Things Digital Medial interviewer
Photo by Rex Holbein Photography
Author Jaidis Shaw asked me questions about writing, Bend Me, Shape Me, and alternate universes. Interested to see my answers? Click through to read the entire interview.
I find it very easy to imbue the homeless kids in my Street Stories novels with emotions I experienced as a young teen/woman: reckless and fearful at the same time, hope quickly blotted out by the weight of the world which can be just as quickly lifted by sudden joyfulness. That is an age when we all touch on the full range of emotion as we grow into the people we are becoming. At least, I believe we all do.
Juniper Grove | Blog of Jaidis Shaw.