Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Interview With Author Kirsten Marie Wohlgemuth
The author of ‘Not To Talk About Until Now’ – available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, and Create space – speaks out on books and publishing:
1. What type of books do you write? Most of my books will be of Immigrants. I call that my brand. Most will classify as fiction except for my own current life story. The first novel 'Among the Flowers' is fiction based on characters somewhat familiar to me.
2. What is your newest book about? I am currently working on another immigrant novel based on my own life, titled 'Not To Talk About.' It is about the quest to know my biological father. It reveals the dysfunctional relationship with my mother. It is written in third person POV.
3. What inspired you to write it? It was not acceptable to verbalize my emotions so I made a decision to write about it.
4. What is the writing process like for you? After many years, preparing to write, I know it will continue from here. With encouragement from 'Write On The Edge,' writers group in Yuma AZ and Nanowrimo Challenge, I know that I am capable. I joke and say that I have a thirty day and a thirty year project. The shorter one was by far the most enjoyable.
5. What did you do before you became an author? I have a wide range of experience: hairstylist, kindergarten assistant, fitness leader, bookkeeper, receptionist, past president and volunteer for an immigrant museum and archives. I have been married for 48 years to the same man. I am a mother of two and a grandmother of two.
6. How does it feel to be a published author? To see and hold a copy of my first published novel is reminiscent of holding one of my newborns.
7. Any advice for struggling writers? Writers may struggle differently, mine was overcoming English as a second language, not so much the spoken word but the grammar and sentence structure. If you love writing, you won't give up. Find out your weaknesses and work on improvement. Join a writers' group and share.
8. Where do you see book publishing heading? I have been involved in many such discussions. For me, I will continue to self publish unless I am convinced otherwise. I enjoy the education and experience that it brings. All professions, businesses, and services will continue to adapt to fit in the now.
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