Author and internet radio personality Monica Brinkman describes her writing style as simplistic, meaningful and speculative in genre. “Allow me to explicate. As a writer, I sought diversity in the content of a tale for focusing on one genre seemed simplistic in nature, while adding a mixture of genre provided a much deeper challenge in my writing. Could I actually compose a story that would hold a reader’s attention without confusion of the story itself?”
Monica says, “I’ve read hundreds of books, yet found so many written using too many unnecessary words. I mean, how many adjectives do you need to get your point across to a reader? Thus, I kept it simpler so anyone who wished to read the book would understand its meaning and content. I am very character driven and chose the adjectives and descriptions so any reader is able to grasp the character, get to know them and be able to relate.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Monica Brinkman”
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Oana lived twenty years under the grotesque dictatorial regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. After the fall of communism in 1989 she studied languages at the University in Bucharest, then received her Master’s at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. English is her third language.
Author Pam Logan writes by the seat of her pants. She just sits down at her computer, thinks about the situation her character is in and just starts typing. “From there, my characters just take over. I don’t know where it is going or where it will end up. My main character was facing death from the opening line, ‘How do you tell the only people you ever cared about that you are going to die?’ and I didn’t know if she would pull through until the very end. To be honest, it could have gone either way,” Pam says.
Her book, How Do You Say Goodbye? was inspired by the loss of her Mom, her brother-in-law and some cousins, all of whom died of cancer. “I wondered how they must have felt, knowing the end was coming soon, even though I had never asked any of them when I had the chance.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Pam Logan”
The social networks are buzzing about the demise of the publishing industry. Some claim that eBooks have overtaken printed books in sales. We’ve all heard from both sides and you can’t find a discussion on LinkedIn that doesn’t tap into this thread.
I’ve recently completed a stint as a volunteer for the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in the country. This eight-day literary party was amazing on many levels. First, it takes place in Miami. As a resident of Miami I can say that Miami is not the most literate and book wielding city in the country. To see hundreds of thousands of people lining-up to celebrate books is mind-blowing. People from all corners of the globe, of all ages, from all races, congregate to talk about—BOOKS. Continue reading “Is the Traditional Book Dead? by Jim Devitt”