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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Author Interview with Kimberly Grell

1. Why do you write?
I write because I know it is a part of myself that I want the world to see and know. I love to write because I feel my writings hook my readers in and help them to better understand things in their lives and what is happening around them. 

2. How many books have you written?
As of right now, I have 2 books out on Amazon.com, but the latest one is part of a series that will expand greatly till I feel that everything has been covered. My latest book is titled Celebrate Life With The Simple Things: A Poetry Collection I. It is exactly as it seems, poetry all about the simple thing in life that are overlooked and taken for granted. 

3. What inspired you to write your (latest) book?
The simple things are what inspired me to write my latest book.. I feel in today's world we focus too much on the big expensive materialistic things in life. This series will spark the imagination in the readers to see the simple things in a greater scale. 

4. What is your favorite genre to read?
I love to read all kinds of books, but the books I tend to continue to go back to frequently are Fantasy and Sci-Fi books.  

5. Is your writing style at all influenced by those of your favorite authors?
No. My writing style is of my own unique style in literature. My writing takes you on journeys and adventures inside your mind, heart, and soul. Everything is written with deep thought and is inspirational, motivational, and mentally stimulating. 

6. Which is your favorite book that you’ve written?
My favorite book that I've written has to be my new series, Celebrate Life With The Simple Things: A Poetry Collection I. Everything is written so it is not overly complex and that it can appeal to people of all ages.

7. What is your opinion of the art of writing?
I feel writing has evolved greatly over the generations. The many ways, or styles, of writing are what can make or break a book. You can always tell of the ones who are really passionate about their writing. Not only can you see it in their words, but if the writer has true passion for writing, you'll be able to feel it as well. 

8. What advice would you give someone who is just beginning their own novel?
Take your time and don't rush things. Don't try to force your mind to come up with ideas, or plots, it come come naturally, and when it does, you'll know and everything will fall into place.

9. Do you have any funny and / or interesting stories about how you’ve come up with plots or characters?
My inspiration comes from my 5 human senses. It's whatever sense is heightened at the moment, them my mind beings to create a meaning/reason behind the object, word, sound, or taste, etc. 

10. Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi. I had a cat a while back that was named Pepsi. He was given to us by our neighbor. Our neighbor could no longer afford to feed him, so we reached out and fed him whatever left overs we had from dinners. She eventually came to us with a proposal, we could keep him. She could no longer afford the rent and had to move away. She couldn't have pets, so we took him in. He was a great cat, which lead me into my love of the actual soda drink, Pepsi. He later passed away from a feline illness, which left us heart broken. I feel he lives on through the soda drink, Pepsi. 

You can find Kimberly's books here and keep up with her on Facebook.

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