Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My interview with A Pilot...who likes to write books and eat at Nando's.

I love interviewing people because I always learn something new. The gentleman I had the pleasure of interviewing recently has big plans for his future and is ready to motivate you about yours. Having already accomplished a great deal, he continues to push forward, making sure we all remember his name. Without further ado, please enjoy my interview with Matthew C Martino who is a film producer and author currently based in London.


Bee: Where are you originally from?

Matthew: I am originally from Zimbabwe in Africa.


Bee: Is this your first published book? 

MatthewGo For It was actually my second book, my first book was a pilots manual named ‘Lets Fly’.

Bee: Are you a full time writer?

MatthewNo, I actually produce films and run my business full time, I enjoy writing and thus I've always made time for it. I find when I'm writing I can be free and use my creative sense.
Bee: Tell me about your book, Let's Fly


MatthewLets Fly is a pilots manual for aspiring pilots and aviation enthusiasts and it gives an outlook into the aviation industry and provides general flying knowledge in layman terms.

Bee: What do you wish for the reader to take away from it?

Matthew: With Lets Fly I intend for the reader to go away with more knowledge about flying and to know the basics of how a plane gains flight and other aviation terminology. I also hope that someone gets a passion from flying from the book.

Bee: What makes you an expert on flying? 

MatthewI began flying when I was (15) and I've flown various aircraft and helicopters(with an instructor of course). I have also studied JAA & FAA flying theory studies which makes my knowledge on aviation valuable.

Bee: You also have another book available for readers to purchase and experience, called Go For It. It speaks to all the entrepreneurs out there. And C. Martino shares some the highs and lows of being your own boos. It's available on Amazon.
       Who is your favorite author? 

MatthewJ.K. Rowling

Bee: Do you do any public speaking? 

MatthewI don’t do any public speaking frequently. I occasionally get asked to speak at open days for flight schools or at business seminars which I quite enjoy.

Bee: Are you an independent or represented author?

Matthew: I currently have general representation who handle all my activity.

Bee: Advice for new authors? 

MatthewI would advise new authors to send their manuscript to as many publishers as possible so you get a wide range of good advice.

Bee: What is your passion in life? 

MatthewI want to be a successful businessman and be able to advance my educational portfolio to have a PhD in a chosen subject.

Bee:Where do you see yourself in (5) years? 

MatthewI think I see myself in high education studying for my Masters degree and getting ready for my doctorate.


Bee: What's your guilty pleasure? 

MatthewMy guilty pleasure has got to be Nandos.


Bee: If you could have dinner with anyone, living or passed, who would it be and why? 

MatthewI would love to have dinner with Sir Alan Sugar. A few people have told me I’m hard to please and arrogant like he is. I would like to learn a few tips from the man himself.


Bee: What's your #1 do-over?

Matthew: #1 do-over would have to be my GCSE’s. I could have gotten better results than I did in high school.


Bee:  
The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an academic qualification awarded in a specified subject, generally taken in a number of subjects by students aged 14-16 in secondary education in EnglandWales and Northern Ireland.What's the best advice you've ever received? 

MatthewTo never give up on what I want to achieve.

Bee: Sushi or Steak? 



MatthewSteak all the way.

Bee: Celebrity you'd most like to meet? 

MatthewHe’s not really a celeb but Barack Obama. (Keeping my fingers crossed)


Bee: Favorite movie? 

Matthew: Its always got to be Pretty Woman, a good mixture of business and pleasure in that film.

Bee: Many thanks to C. Martino for taking the time to share some of his passions in life. I wish you continued success and happiness.


Matthew C. Martino's  Information:


Sunday, March 23, 2014

To Love or Not to Love...My Interview with Janice Ross.

Janice Ross is an established writer with an enourmous desire to contribute to the world of literature. Below is a small glimpse into the mind of one of todays most talented writers, Janice Ross. Please enjoy.

Bee:
Where are you from?
Janice:
I was born in Guyana, South America.


Bee: 
How long have you been writing?
Janice:
I've been writing since elementary school. I started off with poetry, and then short stories.

Bee:
What is your writing process like?
Janice:
My writing process varies. I am typically able to work on different projects all at the same time; however, lately it's been quite different. As I experiment with different eras and tense, I find that I must focus on each title until I am able to complete each project. 

Bee:
Tell us about your latest book?
Janice:
My latest release is called Loving Nate. It is Leah's story of falling in love with a seemingly perfect man.


Bee: 
Is there an underlying message in Loving Nate? 
Janice:
This story should be an eye-opener to women, and perhaps men too, that we all need to be aware of those red flags. We need to guard our hearts and not be so blind that people are able to take advantage of our love. I would also like to add that I provided two different endings to Loving Nate as a means of reflecting on the choices that are possible in our lives.

Bee:
Why should readers purchase your book?
Janice:
Loving Nate is a steamy romantic tale with a true to life feel to it. It certainly doesn't provide the fairy tale happy ending, but it allows readers the opportunity to examine themselves.

Bee:
Which character in Loving Nate was the most difficult to connect with? Why?
Janice:
It was most difficult to connect with Nate, once I allowed him to flip the switch. I've known men like Nate and could never understand their logic, but for the sake of the story, I had to allow Leah to continue to crave him.

Bee:
I love eating and trying new dishes, so I have to ask what’s your favorite dish to eat? 
Janice:
My favorite dish is Curry Chicken and Roti.


Bee:
Do you have any advice for new writers? 
Janice:
Always remain positive and surround yourself with positive people.

Bee:
What advice would you have given to the younger Janice Ross? 
Janice:
I wish I had paid attention to the red flags and listened to that voice that beckoned me along the way. I can honestly say that I didn't always do so, but I always came back to reflect on the crossroads of all of those decisions that I later regret.

Thank you for time Janice. Wishing you continued success!
Bee

Friday, March 21, 2014

What does a Medium Cooked Steak and Crime Have in Common?

This interview has been in the works for a while. And it gives me tremendous pleasure to be able to share with you a small peek into the life of Bruce A Borders. First let me say that I have been very busy as of late because I started working a second job, inadvertently taking away the time I had dedicated towards my blog, amongst other things. This interview should've been posted about (2) weeks ago and during that time, Bruce not once ragged me about it. He has been very patient and I know that speaks to his character. Although, we've never met in person, he has warranted my respect and support. Please enjoy the following interview with Bruce A Borders.

Bee:
Where are you from?

Bruce A Borders:
I was born in Southeast Missouri but grew up in Central and Eastern Oregon. Both regions have had a major influence on me but I would have to say Oregon and the western United States more so than the south.


Bee:
I love the mountains, this is beautiful. Use one word to describe yourself...
Bruce:
Motivated.

Bee:
It definitely takes motivation to be a writer. What are the titles of your book(s)?
Bruce:
I have several: Over My Dead BodyMiscarriage Of JusticeInside Room 913The Journey, and the Wynn Garrett Series, which is up to six titles.

Bee:
That's awesome! Is there a common theme in all of your books?
Bruce:
Most of my books have something to do with an injustice of some sort. Crime-suspense is my typical genre.

Bee:
Do you have pets?
Bruce:
Yes, three dogs.

Bee:
Dream Vacation?
Bruce:
An all expenses-paid trip for me and my wife to a place of her choosing - provided there is Internet service.

Bee:
Good answer, I'm sure your wife has the specifics:) What is your Dream Car?
Bruce:
A 1970’s black Chevrolet Stingray Corvette.

Bee:
What were some of your favorite subjects in school?
Bruce:
Math - Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and any Science that used Math.

Bee:
Name a movie that you've watched numerous times?
Bruce:



Bee:
Yes, yes, yes! One of my all time favorites. I Love this movie. Which Social Media outlet is your favorite & why?
Bruce:
Two of them actually. For promoting my books, I like Twitter. I follow and am followed by many authors, which means there is more support there than other social media outlets. For my personal use, I prefer Facebook. I try to keep them separated but they do overlap occasionally.

Bee:
Lady Gaga or Katy Perry?
Bruce:
Neither. I’ve heard both names and know they are singers but couldn’t tell you a single song either one sings. I’m a traditional country guy - Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, etc., and do not listen to anything else.
                                                                  Merle Haggard
                                                               Loretta Lynn

Bee:
Advice for anyone who wants to become an Author?
Bruce:
In a word, write. I hear people say they want to be a writer someday, but they put off actually doing it. In order to become a writer, one must write. Seems like a simple concept but a lot of people have trouble with it. Writing makes a writer. Whether that writer then becomes successful is an entirely different matter, and largely depends on their definition of success, as well as their motivation to persevere.

Bee:
What is something you wish you'd known when you were younger?
Bruce:
That sleep would be required when I got older. I conditioned myself to function on very little sleep and now I can’t seem to break the cycle, although my body tells me I can’t stay up for three days just because I’m busy.

Bee:
Do you go to sleep with the TV on?
Bruce:
Not usually, no.

Bee:
Why should people buy your book?
Bruce:
To be entertained, to laugh, and to hopefully learn something. I'd also like to make people think, if I can.

Bee:
Steak or Hamburger? How do you like it cooked?
Bruce:
Steak any day! (Though hamburgers are okay too). I like my steak cooked medium.


Bee:
Have you ever had a para-normal experience?
Bruce:
Not that I know of, but then, maybe I wouldn’t know!

Bee:
When you were a child and people asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, what was your answer?
Bruce:
A songwriter and/or an author.

Bee:
Where do you see yourself (5) years from now?
Bruce:
Still writing books hopefully, with a catalogue of somewhere around twenty-five books.

Bee:
If you were President, what's the one thing you would change & why?
Bruce:
I would return the country to following the Constitution. Not doing so has had a detrimental effect on America.

Bee:
What is the one thing you want people to know about you, that you've never shared before?
Bruce:
It’s been suggested, quite often actually, that I’m a perfectionist. I would like everyone to know that I’m not - I just like everything done properly!

Bee:
What is your passion/mission in life?
Bruce:
Writing.

Thank you Bruce and Best Wishes.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Interview with a Life Coach.

I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with a gentleman from up north.  He shared his life passion & gives advice that will surely motivate you.  Enjoy the following Q & A with Life Coach, Frank Brown Jr.

Bee:
Where are you from Frank?



Frank:
I was born in Washington D.C. but raised in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Bee:
Have you ever lived anywhere else?

Frank:
No, this is the only place I've ever lived.

Bee:  What's your dream city? For instance, I want to one day reside in New York City, not just visit but work and thrive there.

Frank:
D.C. is my dream city. I love it here. There are other places I enjoy that I frequent like, Brooklyn, Miami, Vegas, LA and Atlanta. I think it would be cool to take (5) years and live in each one of these cities for a year.
Washington, D.C.
 
Bee:
What do you feel is your passion/mission in life?
 
Frank:
My passion in life is to inspire and motivate people in creative and efficient ways. I'm amazed with people and how they work. I think my gift in life is my curiosity for why people do things. I spent countless hours studying examples of success and use my findings to create new ways to inspire and bring success to the lives of people I coach and others. There's a right and a wrong way to attack a goal and your approach can make the difference, it helps when you have a helping hand. 
 
Bee:
I think that's awesome. I too enjoy finding out why people do certain things. What's your favorite meal?
 
Frank:
Mac and Cheese.
 
 
Bee:
Mmmm...Great choice!
What is the best advice you've ever received?

Frank:
Nobody should work harder on your dreams than you do.

Bee:
What is your best advice?

Frank:
Love yourself, know yourself and be yourself.... If everyone likes you, you're doing it wrong.

Bee:
What would be your top (2) Do-Overs?

Frank: 
I would have started writing a lot sooner. I would have taken the last opportunity I had to see my brother I lost. There are a lot of other things I could have done differently but these things have taught or inspired me in one way or another.

Bee:
Beyonce or Oprah?

Frank:
Oprah

Bee:
Hamburger or Steak? And how do you like it cooked?

Frank:
Steak cooked medium.

 
Bee:
What in your opinion is Social Media's biggest advantage? Disadvantage?
 
Frank:
At this point in time there is no better way available to the common man to reach an unimaginable amount of people in a short amount of time. It's only an available tool for you to use, what you use it for and how you use it is up to you. The disadvantage comes in the mis-education of users on social media. Conduct isn't always the best and can be discouraging at times. Be responsible, safe and don't post things you don't want the world to see.
 
 
 
Bee:
Name someone that you've met through Social Media that has changed your life for the better?
 
Frank:
Every follower and friend I have online, their continued support keeps me inspired and motivated.
 
Bee:
That's a lot of inspiration. You have 36,000 followers via Twitter & 3,000 plus on Facebook.
Impressive to say the least.  Your ability to connect with people is pretty awesome.
Where do you see yourself in (5) years?
 
Frank:
On a beach in Panama visiting my parents. I want to buy a house for my mother in her home country.
 
Bee:
Are you single?
 
Frank:
Single.
 
 Bee:
As 2014 begins to blossom, there still seems to be a disconnect between men and women. Even after all the relationship advice in books and on T.V. shows, the struggle to connect with the opposite sex is real. Why do you think this is?
 
 
 
Frank:
You can have all the books and shows you want that teach you all of these codes and techniques and tactics but if none of them show you how to build yourself first, you might as well be building a house on sand. It's difficult to connect with others when we are disconnected from ourselves. 
 
Bee:
I've read some of your tweets and they hold tons of wisdom, who influenced you to think the way you do?
 
Frank:
As iron sharpens iron. I think a lot of what I write comes from other deep thinkers, and not just in words. I see inspiration everywhere. The tweet, "You can have anything but you can't have everything" & "Focus and attack, don't spread yourself too thin", was inspired by a documentary on killer whales and sharks. Lessons and golden nuggets are everywhere, in art, media and even nature. Seek to learn and the universe will provide.
 
If you are willing to see, ye shall find. ~Sommell Liberosensa
 
Bee:
What advice would you give to the younger Frank Brown Jr.?
 
Frank:
You know a lot when you realize you know nothing at all, be a humble sponge.
 
Bee:
Do you have any fears that you've overcome?
 
Frank:
I once feared being a big profile on social media. I knew the pressure and responsibility that comes with it and over the years I've learned how to be comfortable in my role.
 
Bee:
If you could sail around the world with one person, who would it be?
 
Frank:
A beautiful friend from Brooklyn, we've only sailed south.
 
Bee:
What's your favorite Book, Movie & Song/Artist?
 
Frank:
It's a long list, I would have to say my favorite song is Closer by Goapele ... I listen to it before every event I do. My favorite book is How to Win Friends and Influence People and I would have to say my favorite movie is probably Inception.
 
Goapele
 
Bee:
Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you better and share your message. I wish you continued success and many blessings. May God continue to shine His light on you.