Author Bio: Just to let you know more about me. I have co-written a book called RISE ABOVE ADVERSITY last year. That was my first time to be published. I am currently working on other books that I wish to publish this year.
Author/Writer Interview :
1.What inspires you most to write?
Lessons learnt from daily life. Real life is so rich and diverse. And I believe each and everyone of us is the main character of different series of books. For kids’ books, my children are my Subject-Matter experts.
2. What is your favorite genre?
Non-fiction, especially memoirs. I enjoy learning from others’ experiences.
3. Who is one author you admire if any and why?
I have so many, especially those that author nonfiction books. I think of Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield.
4. How do you overcome blank writing spells?
I just pause and shift to a manual or an entertaining activity.
5. What legal publishing advice can you give?
Read well any contract you may sign in the process.
6. How many books have you written, are any bestsellers yet?
I only appear in one published book, co-authored with Brian Tracy. The title is Rise Above Adversity.
My chapter is RESILIENCE IS THE ‘R’ IN RISE. The book hit two bestsellers lists on Amazon on the day it was published.
7. If you had the opportunity to rewrite one movie script which would it be, why?
Kirikou And The Sorcerer. I would include some current plagues and the lessons that may help teenagers nowadays.
8. What are some difficulties you have experienced in your writing career; how do you handle book critiques/criticism?
As far as I remember, I tend to prefer critiques compared to compliments, because they help me focus on my progress. I always try as much as possible to separate the writer from Elisabeth.
9. What are your best experiences in your writing career?
I am just starting. I know I still have a lot to learn. However, I learned a lot during the process. The editing phase and the reviews are critical steps for me. They humble you in many ways, especially when there are many critiques.
10. Do you prefer to write in silence or have some sort of sound in the background?
I prefer silence because it helps me communicate better with my characters. I can clearly hear them talking to me or each other.
11. What are some encouraging words you would give to another author/writer?
The imposter syndrome is the worst challenge for an author, and it can happen at all stages, even after the release. Just be proud of what you have accomplished and acknowledge the mistakes to correct them in the next book. And move on.
12. How did you decide the pricing of your material; how did you go about promotion/advertising and distribution of your work?
The publisher decided the pricing. I mostly used LinkedIn to promote my book, but not that much. I let it to my publisher too.
13. Why should anyone read your book?
I wrote about resilience. We do need it in different situations in our lives. Knowing we are not alone facing some challenges can tremendously help us bounce back faster and better.
14. Did you have a book coach?
No, but I wish I had. The beginnings can be so frightening.
15. What was your favorite subject in school?
16. Are you self-published or have an established publishing contract elsewhere?
My first book that was a co-authoring, was under a contract with a publishing company. However, the idea of auto-publishing is tempting too.