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interviewing Author Arlene Marron

1. Tell me about yourself? I am a registered nurse who retired from a 40+ years career in healthcare. I live in the US, in Pennsylvania, with my husband Gerry. In addition to writing, I enjoy reading, bicycling, playing piano, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing Mah Jongg. We have a blended family and are awaiting the arrival of our eighth grandchild.  2. What are your favorite books to read? I like fiction, especially stories about families and their relationships. It wasn't until I finished writing my second book—about families—that I realized that I like to write what I like to read.  3. When did you decide you were going to write a book? About a week before I retired from a career in the healthcare field in December 2019, a coworker commented that I should do something from my bucket list. I immediately replied that I would write a novel. I wondered why I had replied so quickly and with such conviction, as I hadn't thought about writing a book since my adolescen

Interviewing Author Elizabeth S. Craig

Q1. Tell me about yourself?   A. I'm a cozy mystery writer with four series and three active series. These are fun books to write because they're designed to be almost interactive for the readers. I set up the puzzle and the sleuth (cozy sleuths are always gifted amateurs) and the readers solve the murders together. I live in North Carolina, USA, and enjoy reading and writing.  Q2.What are your favorite books to read? A.  My most favorite books to read are mysteries, although I try not to read other cozies since I'm worried I'll accidentally be too influenced by them. I usually focus on thrillers and police procedural books as a reader. I also like a mix of other genres...YA, non-fiction, and some occasional lit-fic. Agatha Christie is probably my favorite author, although M.C. Beaton was a big influence on me and my writing.  Q3. When did you decide you were going to write a book?   A. I've known I wanted to be a writer since I was in second grade, although I didn&

Interviewing Author Christie Black-Murrell

Please Welcome   Christie Black-Murrell  to my blog today,    Q1. Tell me about yourself? A.  Dr. Christie Black-Murrell is a devoted wife and enthusiastic mom of two adventurous little girls. Dr. Murrell has worked as a counselor in a variety of setting for the last 18 years but most recently as a School Counselor. She is a big kid who loves to read stories aloud and make characters come to life with puppets and animated voices. She has written over ten books from 2009 till today from varied genres to include: Poetry, Adult Fiction, and most recently Children Fiction. She lives to speak life into people through her books, counseling, and speaking engagements. She desires daily to show children that it is still good in the world and that they can be the “good” in the world. You can most often find Dr. Murrell spending time with her family, worshipping God, writing, or reading a good book. Q2.What are your favorite books to read? A. My favorite books to read truly depend on the day! I l

Author Interview David Mike

Please Welcome David Mike to my blog today,  1. Tell me about yourself? I am a Cosmetology Instructor in Omaha, NE, and have taught at the same school for almost 25 years. I’ve been married to the love of my life for 22 years and I have five amazing children.  2.What are your favorite books to read? I am drawn to biographies and memoirs, especially the stories about people overcoming great obstacles or surviving extreme circumstances. It helps me, keep life in perspective. 3. When did you decide you were going to write a book? Growing up as a military child, I have always been a storyteller. When you move around a lot, you find yourself exchanging past experiences with all the people you meet. When I told bits and pieces of a major life hiccup of mine, everyone told me, “You need to write a book!” So, I did. 4. How did you come up with the name of your book? Dishonor: One Soldier’s Journey from Desertion to Redemption is the title of my book. It comes from the three years I spent in a