Monday, December 3, 2012

Interview

Check it out this interview and the story behind the cover of The Billion-Dollar Girl.

http://karensdifferentcorners.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/a-book-cover-and-an-interview/

 “The Billion-Dollar Girl”
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I like the cover of this book very much, for it truly depicts the idea of the story: a coquette, wearing diamonds and jewelry, sitting on a bag of money, and being constantly photographed by the paparazzi.

The Billion-Dollar Girl: a tale of vanity and greed. A savage satire about vanity and modern socialites.

What happens when all you wish is fame, but you are untalented?
What happens when all you wish is money, but no one wants to hire you?

Discover the story about the socialites and their worshippers in this short novella, which makes fun of their decisions and choices, such as quick marriage and divorce, tabloid addiction, immense squandering, wastefulness, and the adulation that surrounds them.

And Now on to our interview!

First question.
Many people don’t like the name they were given at birth. Do you like your given name? If not, what would you rather have been named?
Translated from Greek my name means peace, and as I’m a peaceful person, I absolutely love it 

Do you write under your given name or a pseudonym?
I have a pen name, I.D. Blind, which is an abbreviation of the first letters of my first and last names, and I also added Blind in honor of my favorite metal-band Blind Guardian.

Is there a routine you go through before you begin writing?
I outline everything I need to write that day, make a list of events and follow it. For me this is a productive way of writing and lets me fill 6-10 pages per day.
Also I do a lot of research when the story demands it.

Is there anyone you admire?
Anyone unprejudiced. Also the ones who don’t demand much for being happy.

What do you like to read?
Anything from the classics. And creepy, scary stories.

Do you have a favorite author?
Lots of favorites: M. Twain, Ch. Dickens, L. Tolstoy, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.D. Salinger and many, many more.

Does it have to be quiet when you write or do you like background noise? TV, music, etc.
Cannot write without music.

Beach or mountains?
Forest.

What inspires you?
Celtic music. Beautiful poetry.

Favorite snack food?
I am such an eater, I will eat anything edible.

Doesn’t matter who we are, man, woman, child, all of us get freaked out by something. Spiders, mice, snakes, bugs, geese, etc. What freaks you out?
Fast moving cockroaches with long thin feelers (brrrr).

What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
Teacher at an orphanage. I quickly became a mom of many little kids.

I read on another blog, that a writer was working on 10 novels at once. Confusing! Do you work on one or multiple novels at a time?
Yep, I do. But I can work on one novel and a few short stories at once. Two novels at a time can be too confusing.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Reading.

And last question…Do you have anything new coming out that you’d like to share with us?
Oh, yes, I do.
My first novella was a satire, though I never even thought I would write in that genre. In ten days I will publish my novel, The Witch Hollow and the Wrong Spell, a young adult adventure/fantasy/mystery full of my favorite poetry by Robert Burns and other great poets.
And at the end of the year I will also publish my collection of short horror stories.

Here are A few links.

“The Billion-Dollar Girl” Is available here  http://www.amazon.com/The-Billion-Dollar-Girl-ebook/dp/B009K5DV6Q

 I.D. Blind’s new blog: http://idblind.blogspot.com/

I.D. Blind at facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673823150

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