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Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Winton Churchill and E-mail Marketing
Topic: Blog Tours

In today's high-tech world, anyone with a product or service to sell needs to spend time doing so on the Internet.  Potential customers are as close as an email away, even if they live half way around the world.  Our guest for the next few days, Winton Chruchill, has written a book to help succeed in email market, Email Marketing For Complex Sales Cycles.  So, who is this Winton Churchill and why should you listen to him?

Winton Churchill has more that 25+ years experience developing, planning, organizing, and executing sales and marketing programs targeted in markets with complex sales cycles.

In addition, Winton has written and lectured on a broad range of information technology and Internet sales and marketing topics. His opinions are frequently quoted in a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Marketing Sherpa, Inc. Magazine, SoftwareCEO, Sales & Marketing Management and a number of industry related business, Internet and software related publications.


He is the author of Email Marketing for Complex Sales Cycles (Morgan James Publishing)


He has been a key player in a number of successful growth stage software companies. He was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Contact International Corporation, Inc., the developers of ACT! software, the world's leading sales contact management software.

Prior to Contact International, he was Vice President of Marketing and OEM Sales for Spinnaker Corporation, the world's 10th largest supplier of PC software during his tenure.

In addition to Contact International he has been involved in a variety of senior sales, marketing and management roles for Apple Computer, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Legato Systems, and Netfish Technologies (now IONA).

Winton is Past President of the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce. The SBACC serves 18 Chambers and more than 53,000 businesses in coastal Southern California.

For his efforts there, he received a Congressional Commendation at the national level and high praise and formal recognition from the California State Legislature and the Mayor of Los Angeles for his work with the Aerospace/Defense and Intelligence Community.

Pretty impressive credentials! Tomorrow, we will take a look at Winton Churchill's book, Email Marketing For Complex Sales Cycles.  In the meantime, if you'd like to take a look at this informative book, please visit:

Barnes and Noble -
 

Paperback Edition
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/EMail-Marketing-for-Complex-Sales-Cycles/Winton-Churchill/e/9781600374210/?itm=1

Hardcover Edition
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/EMail-Marketing-for-Complex-Sales-Cycles/Winton-Churchill/e/9781600374227/?itm=2


Posted by joyceanthony at 2:51 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 7 October 2008 3:01 AM EDT
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Monday, 6 October 2008
Trockle Is Upset!!!
Topic: Blog Tours

Trockle was all excited about talking with you guys yesterday and today and is very upset that Tripod made it impossible for most of you to ask him questions.  His Mama told him that he will have a chance to talk to you guys at the following tour stops:

October 7:

Janet @ Janet’s Book Nook
http://www.sheneedstoknow.com/booknook

  October 8:

Kimberly @ All About Kimberly
http://www.allaboutkimberly.com

  October 9:

Jen (Pantheistic Mom) @ My Terrene Reality
http://terrenereality.blogspot.com

  October 10:

Elysabeth Eldering @ the Junior Geography Detective Squad
http://jgdsseries.blogspot.com/

  October 11:

Ron Berry @ The Surreal Writer
http://unwriter1.wordpress.com/

  October 12:

Lynne Thompson @ La Vida Es Un Sueno
http://suenogrande.blogspot.com/

  October 13:Wrap-up by Holly Jahangiri and Jordan M. Vinyard

http://blog.jahangiri.us

 

and you would still have the chance to enter this contest:

 

Grand Prize:

A customized Halloween short story featuring your child (or grandchild, niece, nephew, or friend) with Trockle - written by Holly Jahangiri and illustrated by Jordan Vinyard. 

Second Prize:

A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com. To enter, complete the following steps: (1) Purchase a copy of Trockle directly from 4RV Publishing (http://www.4rvpublishingllc.com/Store ) between 12:00 AM October 5 and 11:59 PM October 13, and

(2) Send an email to president@4rvpublishingllc.com with your answer to the question posted at http://jahangiri.us/trockle-promo.html. You may enter as often as you like, but all completed entries must be received before midnight on October 13! Winners will be announced at http://blog.jahangiri.us  and at http://www.4rvpublishingllc.com . 

The winners will be chosen randomly from all correctly completed entries (see "To enter" above) and winners will be notified by email. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Grand Prize winner will need to work directly with the author and illustrator to create a memorable gift for that special child. To include the child's likeness in the illustration, you will need to provide a digital photo upon notification that you have won. Every effort will be made to deliver the prize prior to Halloween, but circumstances beyond our control may prevent that and we do not guarantee that it will arrive by October 31

 

He still wanted everyone to have a chance to get pumpkin-carving stencils, coloring sheets and a chance at a book packed with Halloween recipes and crafts. He was so upset he was biting his green fingernails and they were becoming all worn down :-( Trockle's Mom talked to me and asked what I could do.

 

Anyone who emails me the rest of this month with the words "Trockle's Mom says" is the subject line, will receive the coloring sheets and pumpkin-carving stencils--and will also be entered into the drawing for the book of Halloween crafts and recipes!!  In addition, I'll include a booklet of pumpkin recipes! 

 

Please visit the above store stops and let Trockle cheer Trockle up!!

 


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Updated: Monday, 6 October 2008 2:37 PM EDT
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Sunday, 5 October 2008
Trockle Wants You to Win!!!
Topic: Book Review
Not long ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Trockle, the little monster that lives under Steven's bed.  This is Trockle:


I had the chance to read Trockle's story, written by Holly Jahangiri. Here is the wonderful cover, created by Jordan Vinyard (she does all the illustrations for the book):

Trockle is a book I wish had been around when my son was younger.  I tried monster stay-away, songs, funny stories, music--but the monsters came back night after night.  This book, written in a fresh style shows how much Trockle and Steven are alike.  Knowing that the monsters living under the bed like Choco-Tacos and sleep in dirty socks is sure to make even the most nervous child and fall asleep unafraid. 

Holly Jahangiri writes with a true understanding of what children can relate to.  Her wonderful imagination brings to life one of the most precious monsters I have ever known.  Ms. Vinyard does an excellent job bringing Trockle to life in pictures.  These two women have a way of bringing out the best in each other.  I look forward to more of their work.

For anyone with children or grandchildren, this is a must-have addition to your bedtime story collection.  It is destined to become a classic among children's picture books.

This fine-looking monstress (is that a word?)to the left is Trockle's mom.  She is the one who helped Trockle understand who the monster above his bed was so he could feel safe.  She wanted me to let you know about some free gifts you can get by simply leaving Trockle or her a question in the comment section.  She also wants me to announce a contest, so here goes:

Everyone who leaves a question or comment for Trockle or his mom (and an email address) will receive both a book of pumpkin-carving templates and a book of Halloween coloring sheets to print out.

In addition, here is a contest you won't want to miss:

Grand Prize: A customized Halloween short story featuring your child (or grandchild, niece, nephew, or friend) with Trockle - written by Holly Jahangiri and illustrated by Jordan Vinyard.

Second Prize:

 A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

To enter, complete the following steps:

(1) Purchase a copy of Trockle directly from 4RV Publishing http://www.4rvpublishingllc.com/Store   between 12:00 AM October 5 and 11:59 PM October 13,

and

(2) Send an email to president@4rvpublishingllc.com with your answer to the question posted at http://jahangiri.us/trockle-promo.html.

You may enter as often as you like, but all completed entries must be received before midnight on October 13!

Winners will be announced at http://blog.jahangiri.us and at http://www.4rvpublishingllc.com.

The winners will be chosen randomly from all correctly completed entries (see "To enter" above) and winners will be notified by email.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Grand Prize winner will need to work directly with the author and illustrator to create a memorable gift for that special child. To include the child's likeness in the illustration, you will need to provide a digital photo upon notification that you have won. Every effort will be made to deliver the prize prior to Halloween, but circumstances beyond our control may prevent that and we do not guarantee that it will arrive  by October 31.

Please return tomorrow to find out where else Trockle will be visiting--every stop you visit gives you another chance to find out the answer to the contest question!  You will also want to come by and see what Trockle and his Mom have to say to your questions!!!


Posted by joyceanthony at 5:57 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 5 October 2008 7:44 PM EDT
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Saturday, 4 October 2008
Vern For President--The Best Candidate
Topic: Character Interviews
 

Hey, Vern, I hear you are running for President!! Okay, so you aren't (so you say!) but....

1.  What platform are you not running on?

"Leave me alone" works for me, but for some reason, people think that makes me Libertarian.

2.  If you happen to win this position you're not running for, what would you like to see happen for dragons everywhere?

Riotous laughter? Hiding their heads in shame? Traditionally, dragons take a more advisory role. I'd prefer it stay that way. I'd also prefer to charge hefty fees for my advice. Take a note, guys.

3.  Vern, would you be willing to tell me what you think of your competit...er...those who are running?

They're only human. What more is there to say?

4.  If you were running (I know, I know, you say you aren't) but if you were...what would you like to tell the voters?

Make a responsible and moral choice-and while you're at it, live responsible and moral lives. Makes running a country easier.

5.  President Vern...I like the sound of that...are you absolutely sure you aren't running?  I bet you have plans on what you would like the world to be like...can you share some of those thoughts??

Edible. And interesting. Of course, most of the world is like that for me already. I would mind it a little less annoying-and better paying for annoyances I have to deal with.

Grace, however wants me to add something more applicable to you humans, so:

--People wouldn't depend on government programs to care for the poor-those with means would do it themselves.  Those with the means to work would work, regardless of how demeaning they think the job is, and get paid enough to eat and have a decent place to live, though not necessarily a car, cable, cell phone, Wii, and all the things you Mundanes think are "necessary."

--Kids would work hard for their grades and get the grades they deserve.

--People would obey laws and accept their punishment if they didn't.

It comes down to personal responsibility, and you can only legislate that so much.

Oh, and everyone would realize that no matter what color your skin is, what accent you speak with, where you or your ancestors come from, on the inside, you're all just meat. Think about that the next time you want to annoy me.

Psst....if I tell everyone to vote for you, will you insist they buy a copy of Storm when you win???

My ethics committee (snicker) says I can't do that, but I can put a plug for it here:  "Life isn't about surviving the storm, but learning to dance in the rain" Let Storm teach you to dance in the rain! http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/

Now, if I don't run, will you promise to tell everyone to buy a copy of "Magic, Mensa and Mayhem" when it comes out in February?

Most certainly, Vern!!!  I've read parts of it and am looking forward to the rest--it is a fun book :-)  Folks, stop by http://www.northdakota.us.mensa.org/karina.htm and read some more about Vern!!!

Don't forget--everyone leaving a comment gets a book of pumpkin-carving patterns and a chance to win a book of Halloween recipes and crafts!


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Updated: Saturday, 4 October 2008 2:44 AM EDT
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Friday, 3 October 2008
An Interview With Jo Linsdell about Writers and Authors
Topic: Author Interview
 

What is Writers and Authors?

A place for people in the writing industry to gather and share experiences, tips and advice. Not to mention promote their latest work and discuss various topics related to the writing industry. Included in this blog you will also find; links to sites for writers, competitions and contests, interviews, writer and book event listings and more...

 

Why ‘relaunch'?

My baby son was born in December 2007 after a difficult pregnancy, so I've been away for a while. Having to spend 8 months on bed rest meant I had a lot of time on my hands, which I used to work on my various writing related projects. The Writers and Authors site was a big success and my plan is to make it even better now I'm back online. To make sure everyone gets the chance to take part and see the great opportunities on the site I thought it was a good idea to have a big relaunch party to celebrate and spread the word.

 

What changes have been made to the site?

The new format will be as follows:

Mondays: Opportunities for writers. This will include paying markets, competitions, online courses etc...

Tuesdays: Featured Authors. This  will include author interviews and samples of their writing.

Wednesdays: Publishers, editors, etc... This section will include interviews with publishers, editors, etc... and explain how the industry works and give helpful advice on the more technical aspects of the writing industry e.g. what they look for, how to query, etc...

Thursdays: Book reviews. This will include reviews about any type of book. I'm particularly looking for reviews about self help for writers books (and related) but will also post reviews about fiction, poetry and basically anything else.

Fridays: Upcoming events. This section will include dates and details about conferences and other events for writers online. Also author chats online, virtual tours etc...

How can people get involved?

For those of you interested in being interviewed for the 'Featured Author' section please send me an email (writersandauthors@yahoo.it) giving some details about yourself and your writing. Please also include your website address.
The same applies for publishers, editors, etc...

As you can see, I also want to include a section with book reviews. You are welcome to review any type of book (e.g. self help for writers or a fiction or poetry book). In fact I'll be all the happier to have a good mix. If your new to writing reviews and want some pointers check out
http://library.queensu.ca/research/guide/book-reviews/how-write for some tips. Please send your review in the body of the email to writersandauthors@yahoo.it with 'Book Review' in the subject line.

How can people support Writers and Authors?

Nominations (e.g. Writers Digest 101 best sites- any others are good too J), blog postings, interviews, putting a link on their sites, spreading the word to others.

 

Tell us about the Virtual Tour?

To relaunch this site in it's new format I'm organising a virtual tour starting from October 1st 2008. Anyone who is interested in hosting me for an interview or featuring the Writers and Authors website on theirs, please send me an email to the new address writersandauthors@yahoo.it with virtual tour in the subject line. I will post a copy of the Virtual Tour calendar soon so you can keep track of the events.

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Folks, don't forget that every commet gets you 12 pages of pumpkin-carving templates and an entry in the drawing for a Halloween craft and recipe book!


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Thursday, 2 October 2008
Re-launch of Writers and Authors
Topic: Miscellaneous

Jo Linsdell has returned to the Internet at full-speed.  Her re-launch of Writers and Authors   http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com/   is seeing wonderful changes.  Just look at what you can find there:

  • Links to sites for writers
  • Link to dictionaries, thesaurus, idioms, etc...
  • Writer competitions
  • Tips and advice from people in the industry (e.g. writers, publishers,   editors, etc...)
  • Upcoming events
  • Book reviews
  • Writing prompts
  • The site will continue to grow and is a wonderful resource for writers.  More features are being added regularly, including author interviews.  This site promises to be not only a resource for those wishing to hone their craft, but also a place for promotion of author's work.

    Tomorrow, Jo stops by to answer some questions for us.  Please stop by, read and ask your own questions! For today, let's find out just who Jo Linsdell is.

    Jo Linsdell
    Born in Gillingham, Kent (UK) in September 1980. Married name Joanne Denise Feliciani. She uses her maiden name, Linsdell, as her pen name. Having passed 10 GCSE’s, she went on to study Business Studies, History and Art A-Levels at Yateley 6th Form. She left England and moved to Rome, Italy in June 2001, where she now lives with her Italian husband and their baby son. She has had various jobs including working in hostels, being a tour guide and teaching English as a foreign language. She now works full-time as a freelance writer. She writes regularly for various websites, newspapers and magazines. Her books, Italian for tourists and A guide to weddings in Italy plus her ebooks; Il dolce Natale: Christmastime in Italy, Some risks are worth taking, INSIDE.OUT, La Befana and The Patron Saint of Lovers are all available to buy at www.lulu.com . Visit her at http://jolinsdell.tripod.com  or http://www.lulu.com/jolinsdell or http://www.myspace.com/jolinsdell  

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    Wednesday, 1 October 2008
    Rosemary Chaulk and Nissitissit Witch
    Topic: Blog Tours

    This is what Rosemary Chaulk has to say about Nissitissit Witch on her website:

    NISSITISSIT WITCH has been quite a challenge on many levels and even approaching the surreal. One morning, as I prepared to go out and deliver the last few books of my first shipment, I got up to leave and knocked over a glass of water above the keyboard, and it ran down onto the keyboard. I wiped things up and turned the keyboard over to dry. When I came back home and turned my computer on, an email from my publicist was the first thing to come up. I opened it, read it and when I touched the keyboard to reply, the computer went nuts with programs and numbers flashing up on the screen. I did a hard shutdown and took the batteries out of the keyboard.

    Now, the above incident seems insignificant, but the very same glass full of iced coffee was in the same spot a year ago when I started doing research. I had all the research in the spot where the keyboard was this morning. After reading the research a year ago, I uttered to myself, "I don't think there even was a witch." When I said it, the iced coffee spilled, ran down onto the area for the keyboard and completely surrounded the research materials going right up to the edge on all four sides touching the old newspapers, yet when I picked up the news clippings they were completely dry. Not a speck of iced coffee. First, I was stunned that somehow the coffee spilled, and I did not react quickly so the stuff sat there a moment. Then thinking the stack was completely ruined, I was upset as I had just borrowed the  stuff. Then I was amazed to find the stuff all completely dry. So, I said out load "Okay, you do exist."

    From that day forward, I was mesmerized. I had a character in mind prior to doing research, and that character jumped right out of the research. She was a spot-on fit for the main character that I had envisioned, frighteningly close. From then on, the book consumed me. One Thursday afternoon, I began typing and then suddenly it was Tuesday morning, and I had typed almost four days straight and only stopping for fitful two-hour naps, which were filled with vivid dreams about North Village.

    That's how it all happened, and how I find myself with books flying off the shelf as though self-propelled.  Seems I'm not alone in my interest of The Nissitissit Witch!

    What People are saying


    A book you can't put down, one minute you are sitting on the edge of your seat then you fall off, rest and befor eyou know it, you are still reading and its the next day. The chrarcters are so real and the eerie feeling you feel is so real. --Barbara

    The mystery, history and the story of Sarah which comes to life, you can actually see it play out before your eyes and leave you craving for more. --Cheryl

     

    See the Book Trailer!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPNHobuS_yE

    Purchase Nissitissit Witch today:

    ISBN: 98-1-4389-1713-9(SC)
    ISBN: 978-1-4389-1714-6 *NC)

    Pre Order now - books will be shipped Oct 5.
    Mail check or money order to Rosemary Chaulk
    PO Box 406
    West Groton, MA 01472

    Visit Rosemary today at  http://www.rosemarychaulk.com/index.html



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    Tuesday, 30 September 2008
    Talking With Rosemary Chaulk
    Topic: Author Interview
     Rosemary Chaulk the person:

    1.  What three words do you think describe you as a human being?

    An emotion receptor.

    2.  How do you think others would describe you?

    Intelligent but misguided.

    3.  Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.

    Helping fight for the rights of the working person against the abuse of them by the government.

    4.  Do you have any pets?  If so, introduce us to them.

    No

    5.  What is your most precious memory? 

    My son

    Rosemary Chaulk  the writer:

    6.  Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?

    Three years ago was when I started writing for real.


    7.   What is going on with your writing these days?

    Marketing Nissitissit Witch and finish writing J1T (just one tear)

    8.  What are your future goals for your writing?

    To write a bestseller and make the world cry.

    9.  Can you describe a typical writing day for you?

    I can only write during the winter months when I can take time off from land survey.


    10.  Why do you write?

    I want to take my life's experience both good and bad and feed them back to the world. I want to touch the hearts of people and move them forever. I want to leave my readers better off than they were before.


    11.  What writer most inspires you?  Why?

    Robert A. Heinlein. His book Stranger in a strange land helped show me the follow of modern religions.

    12.  How do you define your writing?

    Straight from the heart. Raw and emotional.

    13.  In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?

    Wow

    Rosemary Chaulk the details:

    14.  Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website?  Blog?

    www.rosemarychaulk.com


    15.  Is there a place where readers can reach you?

    On my website and on Helium.com

    16.  Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?

    Summer Dreams by Rosemary Chaulk,

    Dragonfly Daughter pen name Violet Rose,

    Nissitissit Witch by Rosemary Chaulk

    17.   For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)?

    Summer Dreams is whimsical, Dragonfly Daughter is an epic tragedy that turns into salvation, Nissitissit Witch is spiritual and environmental.

    In conclusion:

    18.  Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers-what would you like them to know about you and your writing?

    I write for the chance to help change the world.

     


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    Monday, 29 September 2008
    Nissitissit Witch by Rosemary Chaulk
    Topic: Blog Tours

    There are some books that seem to have events connected with them that are unexplainable.  My book, Storm, was surrounded by many of these so-called "coincidences".  The next couple of days, we will be exploring the debut novel of Rosemary Chaulk, Nissitissit Witch.  This is another one of those books that has brought about many unexplained events.  Not only the book, but the area portrayed within its pages has long been associated with such events.  Enjoy our brief adventure!

     

    Perfect Paperback: 317 pages

     
    ISBN: 98-1-4389-1713-9(SC)
    ISBN: 978-1-4389-1714-6 *NC)

    Pre Order now - books will be shipped Oct 5.
    Mail check or money order to Rosemary Chaulk
    PO Box 406
    West Groton, MA 01472
    About the Author:  I was born under the sign of the bull, forever connected to the earth. As far back as I can remember I have spent as much time as possible outside.  When I was younger I played outdoors, later in life I worked outdoors. Up until the last few winters I have worked outside year round doing land survey. Hiking in the White Mountains, canoeing in the Alagash. It is this constant contact with the earth which drew me to North Village. 

    Can land be cursed or is it just the tortured souls who roam it who are cursed? If man disappeared would the land still be cursed? North Village caught my attention because of the curse of the witch. In doing my research I found that North Village was doomed long before the witches ever came.

     

    Nissistissit Witch

    My book, Nissitissit Witch suggests that the original curse on the valley was from the Indians who were slaughtered when the invading white settlers took the Nissitissit. We as victors wrote the history, but what about the history of those who came before us, what about the troubled Indian spirits?  While telling tales of Indian Spirits and witches I use this platform for my true message, which is pollution. We took America from the natives and the first thing we did was to decimate the woods, pollute the rivers and torture the land for anything we could take for profit. We dammed the rivers and killed the salmon.  During the Eighteen hundreds the Nissitissit was no different than any other river. During that time our rivers were the recipient of every waste product and poison produced. North village is located in a narrow valley that concentrates the flow from about forty thousand acres of land upstream.

     

    There were many little villages along the Nissitissit and any toxins they wanted to dispose of was dumped into the river.  Right in North Village I found that they made felt and had a velvet shop.

    The process of making felt uses mercurous oxide. Velvet cloths use felt in the collars and the colors in the velvets were also very toxic. Long-term exposure to mercury causes death by fits of insanity and people died in 'an unusual way'. Nissitissit Witch takes all of these factors and spins a fictional entertaining yarn that has lots of history of the area spun into a tall tale.

     

    Description

    The Nissitissit Witch captures the essence of a bygone era and exemplifies how narrow-mindedness and ignorance can lead to tragedy and regret. Following rumors of witchcraft, curses, and the work of the Devil, panic and hysteria force a community to retreat and ultimately vanish. Set in the town of North Village (which is now Pepperell, Massachusetts) the story begins in the late nineteenth century and, with the author's clever use of flashbacks, takes the reader further back in time. Ailing, old-timer Ebb recounts painful memories from both the Civil War, and his childhood, trying to make sense of the trauma in his life. His return home is bittersweet, as he is controlled by an undeniable desire to enter the river's mist and embark upon a remarkable, spiritual journey.

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    Sunday, 28 September 2008
    A Talk With Anna Maria Prezio, Feng Shui Ghostbuster
    Topic: Author Interview
    Anna Maria Prezio the person:

    1.   What three words do you think describe you as a human being?

    Generous, Intuitive, Humanitarian

    2.  How do you think others would describe you?

    Humorous, Generous, Dependable

    3.  Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.

    Photography, Cinema, Family.

    4.  Do you have any pets?  If so, introduce us to them.

    No but I love animals.

    5.  What is your most precious memory?

    Seeing my son for the very first time.

    6.  What is your most embarrassing memory?

    Standing in from of my 4th grade class with a drippy nose and without a tissue.

    7.  If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life?

    Fundraising
     

    Anna Maria Prezio the writer:

    8.  Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?

    While studying journalism in college, my first English class project involved writing poetry that I enjoyed.

    9.  What is going on with your writing these days?

    I write every day and as much as I can.  

    10.  What are your future goals for your writing?

    I would like to do public speaking, consultations, radio shows, and TV shows to bring about awareness of how ghosts can be released and how to alleviate the fear around the subject of spirits, ghosts and entities as well as to introduce people to the positive effects of Feng Shui.

    11.  Can you describe a typical writing day for you?

    There is nothing typical about a writing day.  Inspiration comes in many forms.

    Sometimes my book ideas come to me in a dream.  Sometimes they come to me in my meditations.  I'm blessed with inspiration.

    12.  Why do you write?

    Writing for me is cathartic.

    I write to inspire, to heal, to give of myself, my knowledge and my wisdom.

    I write to enjoy wonderful words on paper. I write to teach. I write to be heard.

    I write to give something to someone who needs it.  I write because the imagination gives us new experiences to pass on to others and old stories, traditions, cultures, experiences to hand down to generations to come so that they can be preserved.  Writing allows me to tell my innermost part of me in the form of a character or a story.  Writing is creating, imagining, dreaming.  What would be do if we could not imagine, dream or create?

    13.  What writer most inspires you?  Why?

    Writers who inspire me are so many from Aristotle, Plato and Socrates to Tom Clancy, Ernest Hemingway and Anne Frank.  The authors who inspire are those who give a bit of themselves as they write, fertile with imagination and spirit.

    14.  How do you define your writing?

    Simplistic, Daring and Provocative in a very understandable way...I want to provoke your thinking and I want you to open your mind and your heart when you read my works.

    15.  In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?

    She was ahead of her time.

    Art and Science do mingle, mix and match...

    Anna Maria Prezio was an innovator...

    Anna Maria Prezio the details:

    16.  Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website?  Blog?

    http://www.prezio.com/

    http://www.fengshuiharmony.net/

    My blog on my website is full of information.

     

    17.  Is there a place where readers can reach you?

    prezio@sbcglobal.net or my website, www.prezio.com

    18. Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?

    Confessions of a Feng Shui Ghostbuster

    You can opt-into my website and receive my free report entitled, "Power &Prosperity Through Feng Shui and Color"

    19.  For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)?

    Clarity, knowledge and intrigue on a subject I write about for the first time.  It will inspire you and enlighten you to a new way of thinking about entities, ghosts, spirits and supernatural forces.


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