Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Writers Beware :)

-- Authors Read Radio --

Yesterday on Authors Read radio we had the honor of featuring award winning author Swati Avasthi. She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago in theater and literature, and her short fiction has been included in several journals and her first novel, Split, is a young-adult novel about a 16-year old boy named Jace who shows up on his brother's doorstep with a bruised face, courtesy of dear old dad, and a secret. Split is the story of what happens after you get out and how to live again. Check out the archived episode by clicking on the hyper-linked book title, or click on Authors Read radio and access any episode you would like to hear from there. 

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-- Writer Interview #10 --

As many of you are already aware, we are participating in a special event throughout April & May (Poetry & Library Month), helping to spread literacy and the love of reading to a wider audience. * BK Walker has been behind this - the full schedule for the participating authors is: 

Myrna Caudill - - is here today to share her thoughts on the world of writing:

Q: Why did you decide to write?

A: I’ve always loved to read. I like the classics, romances, suspense, adventure, mysteries and westerns. So, I thought I would try it and see if I could do it and/or enjoy doing it. I have found that I not only enjoy writing; I love it.

Q: Where did you find all the sources for your research?

A: I use the Internet for most of my research although I have purchased a book “Police Procedures and Investigation”, “Forensics”, and “Book of Poisons” they have been very helpful.

Q: What do you think about electronic-publishing?

A: I believe it is a simple way for new authors to get published for the first time. It provides the opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and hopeful present a new author with other opportunities.

Q: What do you do when you are not writing?

A: I practice my music. I mainly play the organ and some piano. I like to sew and to paint in oils or acrylics.

Q: If you had the opportunity to able to do anything during with your book differently, what would you want to change?

A: I would have course loved to have submitted to a major publishing house and/or obtain an excellent agent. I did not have the courage to go in that direction.

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  1. Nice interview. I agree, internet search is a life saver. ;o}
    A. Lightbourne

  2. Short but nice post. I agree the net in a good way for new authors to experience the publishing field.

  3. Enjoyed the interview. The Internet has made research easier, but I still love libraries and used book stores for reference books.


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