Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blog Tour-Book Interview with Micheal Gilwood

This week is something different. I got an email from Tracy Kauffman asking for potential stops for her  "Literary Book Tours". My experience with Book Tweeting Service has been positive so far (I assume that's where she got my email and interest) so I decided to help out.

Today's post is an author interview between Tracy Kauffman and Michael Gilwood

1. Would you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?

Everything has to start from somewhere.. even an author has to begin with that first paragraph before molding it into an art. I typed my first paragraph at the age of nine on my dads typewriter for my next door neighbors dad after he’d asked me to say something in a sports column. He was so impressed that he gave me the column for quite a while.

2. Which book or books are you currently promoting?

The book I am presently promoting is Anomaly.

3. How did you come up with the idea for this book ?

The idea I came up with originally when I was twelve. It is a book I started seven years ago.

4. What can you tell us about your main characters?

The characters are all scientists.

5. What made you decide to become a writer?

Writing is something that I have always done from a very young age.

6. Do you have a general idea of what direction you want the plot to take ahead of time? Yes, most definitely.

7. Have you ever had second doubts about a story you’ve written?


8. What other projects are you currently working on?

I am presently completing a compilation of short stories. Two novels are in their final stages and I have nine more novels in a variety of stages of completion.

9. How long have you been writing?

Forty years.

10. Is there anything else you would like to tell us that we have not already covered?

My next novel is called The Tower. I am a musician coming from a very musical family.

11. Tell me something about yourself that might be funny to others? (other than writing)

I once went to a general meeting. There must have been two hundred people present there. The spokesman was quite boring and quite honestly didn’t stop talking. I am pretty good at imitating and so I started to mimic him. At precisely that moment, he stopped talking and everyone in the meeting turned around and looked at me.

12. Tell us something that you did that might be considered dangerous.

When I was younger I went to catch a train and I was mugged at knifepoint. They took whatever I had on me.

13. What is your day job?

I teach English.

14. Tell us the worst criticism that you’ve received about your book.

Up until now, I haven’t received any bad criticism.

15. What advice would you want to give other writers?

Only to keep at it and never give up. Write whatever you feel, whatever you see.. try and see it from a different perspective then write what you see. Write your feelings, what you smell and taste.

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Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bp8VOI
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The preceding interview was conducted by Tracy Kauffman of Literary Book Tours. It does not reflect the views or opinions of Trickster Eric Novels or any of its associates or subsidiaries. (I've always wanted to say that!)



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