Interview with Author Marie D’Abreo

Welcome Author Marie D’Abreo. She is the talented author of several publications including graphic novels and comics. She has a fascinating background which you can read about here.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I got interested in writing when I was in high school. It wasn’t until graduate school when a professor told me, “Oh, I see you’re a writer”, that I realized, well, maybe I am!

How long have you been writing professionally?

I published my first book in 2014.

What does your writing schedule look like?

All over the place! But generally it takes up about 4 hours a day, with break periods every hour or so.

What are your favorite books to read?

Graphic novels, biographies, airplane-ride fiction, and spiritual stuff. I just finished “Bare-Bones Meditation” by Joan Tollifson.

What have you found to be the most difficult thing about writing? 

It can be hard on the body and mind. Stretch, go for walks… And when you get stuck in the creative process, go do something completely different! Then you’ll usually have an idea on the loo..

What have you found to be the most rewarding?

There’s a unique sense of fulfillment in having fully expressed something that came from who-knows-where. Writing is a rather magical process.

What advice to you have for aspiring authors?

Write what you want and for the love of it. And keep at it.

What publications do you have out now?

Beautiful (Book One): A Girl’s Trip Through the Looking Glass, Beautiful (Book Two): Living with the Frenemy, Beautiful (Book Three): Game of Crones, Lost in Guyville, Sky Orb

Do you have an upcoming release? If so, tell us about it.

Book one of the ‘Beautiful’ series is coming out in French and Spanish. It’s pretty cool to see your characters talking in a different language! ‘Beautiful: Un voyage à travers le miroir’ (French Edition) and ‘Beautiful: Un viaje a través del espejo’ (Spanish Edition)

What writing projects are you working on?

My next book might be a graphic novel memoir, or it could be a picture book. We’ll see which idea wins out.

Where can we follow you and purchase your books?

Books by Marie D’Abreo are available on Amazon , Barnes and Noble, Ingram and at San Francisco comic book stores.

All About Lanaia Lee

Before I post part two of Lanaia’s prologue, I have an interview to share with you. Lanaia stopped by the blog and answered some questions I had for her. I wanted to know more about this fascinating author, and I’m sure you do, too. I will post later today part 2 of the prologue. Below are some interesting Lanaia facts:

Do you have any pets?

Oh yes, I have a three month old cocker spaniel, named D. J., named for my husband, David. D. J. stands for David Junior. I recently had a seven year old Jack Russell Terrier named Jack, by my Japanese step-mother, Jack was diabetic and died May 19th, so my husband got me D. J. for my anniversary.

What is going on with your writing these days?

I am working on the final book of my fantasy series Of Atlantis, then I have 4 more novels planned with my publisher, A, G. Press, as well as a poetry book ever so often. I signed a life time contract with them

What are your future goals for your writing?

I want to see Of Atlantis go to the big screen. Almost every one knows Atlantis, but my books are unique, as the story idea, has never been done before.

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

I want to be synonymous with Of Atlantis, like George Lucas is with Star Wars or Gene Roddenbury is with Star Trek

Where can we find out more about you?
http://lanaiaslair.com (sign my guest book)

http://lanaialee.wordpress.com

www.myspace.com/lanaialee

Is there a place where readers can reach you?

I am pretty much always on line writing, promoting, etc. e-mail me at lanaia74@yahoo.com

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

I would like everyone to know, I am just a person like everyone else, even though I travel on wheels instead of legs. I am a very strong woman that has survived a lot. Give my writing a chance, read it and just like everyone that reads it, they say they are hooked. I hope my books, and the story of my life, there will be something for everyone. And thank you for taking the time to talk with me. I hope I gave you some in sight into Lanaia Lee and Of Atlantis.