Author Interviews

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    Author Interview with Pat McConnaughey
    Pat McConnaughey is uniquely qualified to blend the search for personal growth and development of self-love with practical steps to make changes in the reader’s life. He is unusual because he holds a graduate degree in professional counseling as well as an M.B.A. He also has an associates’ degree in Management Information Systems and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in economics. He received his bachelor’s degree from Alma College, an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

    For the most part, his early career was focused on management and administration in various capacities. After retirement, he worked as a therapist, specializing in working with children in school settings, K-12. In addition, he operated an outpatient office working with clients of all ages; he was also a certified addictions counselor and held international certification.
    The Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has awarded McConnaughey the Distinguished Service Medal, the Michigan Department of Amvets has chosen him as Citizen of the Year, and the Michigan Department of American Legion has awarded him their prestigious “Good Guy” award (Citizen of the Year). He lives in northeast Michigan, where he enjoys a range of outdoor activities and playing music with friends.
    Q. You hold an M.B.A. as well as a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling and also have extensive experience as an executive and a counselor. How did you think of transitioning into a writer?
    Well, it was a long journey. I couldn’t have written my book earlier than I did. I had to be in the right place. I finally reached a place where I felt I had something to say that would be helpful to others, and wanted to share what I discovered over the years, both through formal training and education as well as from life experiences.
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    Author Interview with Simon Landry
    Simon Landry was born in Montreal in 1979. He graduated from Laval University with a bachelor’s degree in education in 2003. He has since then been teaching high school mathematics. An avid reader, Simon decided to plunge into creative writing in 2017 during his spare time. Chestnut Street is his first published novel. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Montreal.
    Q. From being a high school mathematics teacher, to writing your first book. How has this experience been?
    It has not changed much except for the fact that my schedule has become a bit more hectic. Balancing a full-time job teaching and raising two kids was in itself a lot of work, now I have to use what little free time I have left to promote my book, do interviews such as this one and begin work on my second novel. All in all though, I wouldn't change a thing. Being an author has always been a life-long dream and I couldn't be happier about this experience.
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    Author Interview with Susan Kite
    Being an Army brat has the advantage of seeing many different places in one's lifetime. Ms. Kite may have been born in Camp Atterbury, Indiana, but she grew up in Alaska, Louisiana, Alabama, Illinois, Germany, and Utah. After learning to read, her favorite place after any move was the post or school library, reading the works of many contemporary adult and young adult authors. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees at Utah State University and spent 35 years as a school librarian, most of that time in East Tennessee. Yukon, Oklahoma is her current address.

    She has two grown children and seven grandchildren. She and her husband have a very opinionated Chiweenie terrier and an energetic young cat.

    She has written five young adult fiction books, the latest is Realms of the Cat, a fantasy. There are several other books and a long short story under contract with three different publishers.
    Q. You've spent thirty-five years of your life as a school librarian. How did it feel to always be surrounded by books?
    I wished I had more time to read all those books.
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    Author Interview with sunil kesare
    Mr. Kesare Sunil Vikas is a Mechanical Engineer and he was living a simple engineering life. But one day when he was walking through an old Book Market. He bought one book. That book mentioned some unsolved mathematical Theorems, Riemann Hypothesis was one of them. He got very curious about Riemann Hypothesis and decided to solve it. After four years of work, he found two important results related to Riemann Hypothesis. But he didn’t want to show his work to the world in a simple way. Therefore he wrote Tamum Shud and hide his all results and their proofs in it. He hopes that one day someone will able to find his hidden work.
    Q. How did you come up with the idea of writing Tamam Shud and what fascinated you about the actual Tamam Shud case?
    I heard about a mysterious case of Somerton Man. Everyone talking about that. And it is still a mystery. But I have more Mysterious and Realistic story, that mystery no one could answer and its my book "Tamam Shud".
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    Author Interview with Nicole Coverdale
    Nicole is the author of two book series, "The Randolph Saga" and "The Wiccan Way". She was born in ST Paul, MN and found her love for reading when she was quite young. She moved to Hudson, WI when she was just finishing first grade, and throughout her school years, you could always find her reading a book, and eventually writing in her notebooks. She had dozens of notebooks just filled with stories. She currently lives in Rochester, MN.
    Q. You've been in love with reading and writing since childhood. When did you actually think of writing and publishing your first book?
    Back when I was in high school. I always dreamed of putting words to paper, being like the authors I read about. I had a dream and I went for it.
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