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Author Interview on the Reading to Writing Journey

Reading to Writing: A Q&A on My Author’s Journey

Thank you to Maggie Thom for having me over today to participate in her series titled “An Author’s Journey Through Reading to Writing”!

I met Maggie several years ago, and we have kept in contact through our blogs and social media every since. Her books are dynamic reads, and I suggest you check out her website too!

Here is the interview in which Maggie asked me a series of questions about my journey through reading to writing. For any writer, I truly believe that reading is an essential tool for success! Thank you to all who stop by to read and comment on the interview. Your support is humbling.

~Christy

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Terry Irving's Day of the Dragonking

Book Spotlight: Day of the Dragonking by Terry Irving

Hello and happy reading to all! Today I am chatting about the latest book I read. It is Terry Irving’s Day of the Dragonking, which is Book One of The Last American Wizard series. It is a fantasy book that is one heck of a wild ride!

The Day of the Dragonking features Steve Rowan as the last American wizard and Ace Morningstar, a female Navy SEAL who has orders to defend Steve… Well, unless it comes down to defending him or his cell phone, in which case the cell takes precedence.

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P.A.W.S. Book Cover

Interview with Author Debbie Manber Kupfer

Interview with P.A.W.S. author Debbie Manber Kupfer

Hello Debbie Manber Kupfer, nice to visit with you today. Photo courtesy of Debbie.

Hi everyone! The doorbell just went and I have to hurry to the door to see who is there. (Looking through the peephole in the door). Oh how wonderful, it is author Debbie Manber Kupfer! Hi Debbie, welcome to the Parfait-verse. I hope all is well.

What’s that? Oh yes, I have restocked the shelves. After Raymond Alexander Kukkee ate all of the ice cream sandwiches, I went and got us Oreos instead. Here, sit down and let’s talk a bit about you.

Debbie, please tell us a little about yourself and how you first became interested in writing.

I grew up in London and have lived in Israel, North Carolina, and New York before ending up in St. Louis where I live with my husband, two kids, and the real ruler of our household, our kitty, Miri Billie Joe. I divide my time between writing fiction and writing puzzles for magazines and my puzzle blog, Paws 4 Puzzles, and recently published my first book of logic problems, Paws 4 Logic, together with my son, Joey.

I’ve been writing stories ever since I was a kid. I used to fill notebooks with my tall tales and even wrote a series of “novels” in elementary school. It wasn’t until 2012 though that I first started to take my writing seriously. In October 2012 I had a vision of a young girl being given a silver cat charm by her grandmother, and I knew the vision was important, from this the story of P.A.W.S. was born.

I decided to try NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I put the rest of my life on hold for a month and wrote my story. At the end of the month I had the first draft of P.A.W.S.

And we are so glad you have taking your writing seriously or we would not have gotten these books! That’s great that you completed NaNoWriMo successfully as I have heard it is quite the challenge. Okay, now I am wondering, if you had to choose, which writers would you consider to be mentors? Continue reading

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Author Interview with J.S. Graydon

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Hanging out with author J.S. Graydon. Photo courtesy of J.S. Graydon.

Hello everyone! Today I have author J.S. Graydon to the Parfait table. She is the author of The White Horseman, a title that might sound familiar if you read my book review. It’s always great to learn more about the authors we come across in the writing world so I was pleased when J.S. kindly accepted my offer to visit.

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Welcome, J.S. Graydon! Here is your cup of hot chocolate. Sorry, we’re out of marshmallows (note to self not to eat them all when I know guests are coming over). Ahem, okay, let’s move onto the interview. Can you please tell us a bit about yourself and your writing background?

I was born and raised deep in the countryside of south England. Everyone there believed in magic-folk. If something went wrong or missing the magical creatures were always first blamed. This is where I pull my characters from. I am an avid reader and easily can get lost in story of a good book. I have been writing since high school.

How great that you have long enjoyed the writing process! What writers inspire you?

I’m a big fan of Dean Koontz, J.K. Rowling, and Dan Brown. I admired the thought that goes into their ideas.

It’s great to have writers you look up to and to have three of them – wow! What books do you like to read? Continue reading