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.