Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tall Skinny Cappuccino by Kimberly Huff

Author BlogVIEW
With Kimberly Huff

Book Title: Tall Skinny Cappuccino
Publisher: Mapletree Publishing
Release Date: Sept. 8, 2008 (HOT OFF THE PRESS)

What inspired you to write this book?
Living in a city as a naive, southern gal! Boston is so romantic. The restaurants, the history, the snow-covered parks. I also wanted to send a message out to girls. I wrote TSC when I was single and all my friends were getting married. When I had no clue what to do with my life after I graduated, I wanted to convey the message to women that a career doesn't define you. Neither does a man. That happiness is not in your job or your relationship status. Emma, in TSC, is confident in who she is. She sticks to her morals and no matter what never loses sight of who she is....bit bum and all!

What is your favorite chapter in the book and why?
This book is my baby so I can't say. Some are laugh out loud, hysterical, like Emma's first ensounter with Jack. Some are frustrating, as you watch Emma have out loud epiphanies that make you want to shake her. Some are serious, as Emma struggles to do the right thing. Some are very real and relatable. I can't pick one, as they all mean different things to me.

Do you have other books you have written? If yes, what are they?
Not yet, but I am working on one. I kinda put it on hold when TSC was released.

Is there a particular event that stands out to you that helped you become an author?
Well, I've always been a dreamer. And loved writing stories as a kid, but moving to Boston, working at a coffee shop, dating city,Yankee all led up to TSC. Spending the summer in smalltown TX gave me the opportunity to put my ideas on paper.

Was there a person in your life who believed in you more than you believed in yourself? If so, who was that person?
My Dad. He has always been my dream booster. He never said don't do this. Or you can't do this bc it's too expensive. He funded my dreams and encouraged me all the way, in whatever I set out to do.

What advice would you give to writers wishing to have their works published?
Don't give up! Write. Write for yourself, then try to get published. I went to a workshop that helped me pitch my manuscript. You can get an agent or self-publish or find someone who will take a change on a rookie (like I did). Whatever works for you. But most importantly, I encourage you to write. It's therapy. It's the best part!

Who is your favorite author?
Sophie Kinsella and Francine Rivers

Do you have an author website?

What is your favorite quote?
"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." ~ Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

Upcoming Author Event:
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Time: 6:00 pm
Event: Book Signing at Davis-Kidd Bookstore
Address: 387 Perkins
Memphis, TN

Books are available through Amazon, Mapletree Publishing Company and your local bookstore!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

"The Nest That Could Fly" by William Sawyers

Author BlogVIEW
with William Sawyers

Book Title - The Nest that Could Fly
Author - William Sawyers
Published by -

Children's Story
Released July 2005
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What inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired to write the book from writing stories based on actual events from catching birds in the classrooms at my Elementary School. I decided to write a make believe story about a family of Robins. Turned out great

Do you have a particular event that stands out that helped to become an author?
I was writing poems and then riddles after reading riddles in a few classrooms of kindergarten I wanted to start writing books that make kids laugh & giggle.

Who believed in me more? My wife

What advice would you give to writers wishing to publish their works? Never give up…Took me 13 years.

Who is my favorite author? R.L Stein

Do you have an author web site?

What is your favorite Quote?
“Daring To Make a Difference in Today’s youth-One Page at a Time” It’s my own quote…

Wendy says: "William, thank you for being part of our Author Beginnings Blog!"
[Round of applause for William Sayers from Concord, Ca]