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Interviewing Author Sonja McGiboney Author and Photographer

Interviewing Author Sonja McGiboney  Author and Photographer
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I am a photographer and author living in Smithfield, Virginia.  I have held many positions in my life as a military wife, but photography has always been my passion. I love being with people and capturing moments with my camera.  My daughter and son are all grown up. Now I spoil my dog Jazzy, I am learning to play the flute and I volunteer at the local arts center.   I like to read funny or historical romance. It takes me away from everyday life and stress.  

Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 
A. After getting a puppy and taking thousands of pictures during her first year, I put together a book with a photo for each month.  I wrote some cute lines with each page and I sent it to family.  They asked for more and an author was born.   
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 
A. It’s my dog’s name.  I just added what it was about af…

Interviewing Julia Goldhirsh Author

Interviewing  Julia Goldhirsh Author 
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I'm an ESL teacher and I've been writing since I was in elementary school. Some of my favorite books are Inkheart, the Sweep Series, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, and any Sarah Addison Allen book.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 
A. I decided in about 2011, but I put it on the back burner for a really long time while I pursued teaching.
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 
A. I came up with Spellbound because it's a spell that bound Rose to the greenhouse in the first place. Magic and spells affect all of the main characters in the book.
Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019? 
A. Starting the second book in the Spellbound mini-series and finishing the publishing process for the first book, Spellbound.
Q5. How long have you been writing? 
A. Since I was in elementary school. I had a thing for super…

Interviewing Author Phyllis Entis

Interviewing Author Phyllis Entis
I became a novelist more or less by accident. I was a microbiology major in college, graduating from McGill University (Montreal) with a Bachelor of Science and the University of Toronto with a Master of Science. I spent the best part of 40 years working in the area of food safety.

Although I didn’t turn to write fiction until after I (sort of) retired, I have been a writer my entire professional life. I’ve written scientific reports, sections for encyclopedias and food safety manuals, and even a couple of textbooks. In 2011, I started to attend a drop-in creative writing workshop at a local library. I published my first novel in 2015.
The inspiration and title for my first novel evolved from a writing prompt I was given during one of the workshop sessions. The prompt was a necklace of green plastic beads. The beads transformed themselves in my head into a rope of expensive green pearls, and The Green Pearl Caper was born.
My first book has spawned three more, an…