September Author Interview Answers #2 and #3: Why do you choose to write memoirs? | International Book Promotion

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Today I am sharing question numbers 2 and 3 in the Memoir Author Interview. Click on the link below to read responses from myself and esteemed author Linda Gray Sexton.

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September Author Interview Answer #2: Why do you choose to write memoirs? | International Book Promotion.


How was the support from your family when you first published your memoir? Click on the link below for answers in Interview #3

The Memoirs/Biography | International Book Promotion.



Today's thought

We all know that the life of a self-published author can be quite overwhelming at times. I am currently going through one of the busiest times I can recall in years.


Many of you know that I am finalizing edits now for my upcoming book, Words We Carry , which of course involves a lot of time. I anticipate getting my MS to my formatters in the next week or so. I can breathe a sigh of relief that my book cover is done; you may have seen it here in my recent post.I have also been working on three interviews to ready for blog interviews, as well as trying to steal time to finish writing my next book.


Are you out of breath yet listening to my agenda? Well, just in case you’re not, let me add that I have now added MOVING to the mix! Yes, you heard correctly.


I told my husband we couldn’t possibly think about our moving plans – to sell our house and rent a condo, until the new year with what I currently have on my plate. But of course, as fate would have it, a good opportunity fell into our laps (because he was relentless on his search for a place), so we jumped on it—much like an unplanned pregnancy.

Now, in the midst of my publishing mayhem, I am trying to squeeze in, decluttering my home to put it for sale NEXT WEEK! I can’t even imagine living in a decluttered atmosphere with all that’s going on, sans books and papers all over the place until it’s sold. And then of course, begins the fun of packing my whole house. I gasp just writing about it.



I am apparently moving the first week in January—in the dead of winter. Needless to say, I’m over-worked (and underpaid) and am left wondering how I will get this all done. I presume my fourth book will suffer for this, as it is almost finished being written, but I won’t be able to even think of revising or publishing it now until mid-winter. I was aiming to have four books out in one year, but it seems that my superhuman strengths can only go so far.

We intend to start moving things into our new place before Christmas, and the bulk of the furniture will be moved in January. Then, I will have two weeks in January to unpack and get my life back in order and I will be off for my annual winter vacation come the end of January.

Will I be able to get everything done in these time frames? That remains to be seen, but I am quite an adamant person, so don’t bet against me! By the time I get to Florida, I’m going to plop my azz on a beach and exhale!

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I wanted to share this update with you all because I know many of you are used to seeing me visit your blogs and posting here and responding to comments regularly. But, for the next little while, you may find a delay in my responses and comments. Please know that I’m not abandoning my blog or any of you, it just may take me a bit longer to stay on top of everything.

Thank you


I enjoy having all of you come visit me here, so please bear with me, and thanks for your friendship and support.



September Author Interview Answer #1: What is the goal in your writing career? | International Book Promotion


September Author Interview Answer #1: What is the goal in your writing career? | International Book Promotion. Conflicted Hearts Cover SMALL revised I was recently asked to be interviewed by International Book Promotion while they were looking for memoir writers for the genre of the month. Not only was I stoked to be invited for the interview, but I was asked if I knew any other memoir writers who may be interested in being interviewed at the same time. The promotion company likes to interview two or three authors of same genre and gives us all a series of same questions for readers, to get different perspectives from authors on same questions. alex haley Within the same hour I was asked if I could suggest another nonfiction author who may want to partake in the interview, I got tweeted by a fellow author and friend Adam Henig, asking me if I wanted to do an interview here on my page for an author friend of his who also writes nonfiction/memoir. I had told him that I was too busy to host an interview at that time but maybe she would like to partake in the interview I just agreed to do.


Well it worked out great for both of us and I was honored to be interviewed in the first place, but the added bonus of being in the same interview with fellow esteemed author, Linda Gray Sexton, was the icing on the cake for me. Linda is the author of many books, including her newly published book Bespotted. She is also the daughter of the late great Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Anne Sexton.

Linda and I were both given the same questions and they are being posted one question and answer at a time for a series of posts. The link above is the first part. Question one deals with glimpsing into the honesty of memoir writing. Enjoy!

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