Interview with Novelist Brigitta Moon (A Secret Moon, My Morning Run)

 Brigitta Moon has been an avid reader of a variety of genres since high school. After high school she went on to a Baltimore community college where she studied nursing. She went on to continue her studies in nursing and business at The College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she obtained her BSN. Working many hours on the night shift presented many opportunities for delving into a drama, a thriller or a saga. The reasons she writes is to entertain and sweep readers off to a romance, drama or saga typed on the pages between the covers of a book when they need it most.

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Matthew Toffolo: What is the general theme and tone of your novels?

Brigitta Moon: I would say the general theme of my novels is romance. The young lady has fallen for a man who she has to put in some overtime to hold on to. The novels follow the young woman’s trials and tribulations with the exception of A Secret Love. This particular novel is a short one and gives Chris and Derek equal spotlights.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

BM: Happy endings. Putting down a novel and feeling warm and fuzzy.

MT: How would you describe your novels in just two words?

BM: Love struck

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

BM: Dirty Dancing

MT: Was being a novel writer something you’ve always dreamed of doing?

BM: No. It’s something that happened over time.

MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel? Have you read a novel more than once?

BM: I have read a couple of Michael Connelly’s more than once, but I don’t usually give a book a second read. I guess I would have to say Flowers in the Attic has to be an all-time favorite. I say this because I read it when I was in high school and I still remember it. The read left an everlasting impression.

MT: What motivates you to write?

BM: I am motivated by improvement in my storytelling skill and the desire to grow readership.

MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with?

BM: The artists I would love to have dinner with are all gone. It would have been such a treat to meet the real them and hear what they thought made them tick. Prince, Michael Jackson, Barry White, Luther Vandross. Prince and Michael were like brothers I never met face to face, but were always there in my life. Barry sang so many love songs to me when when I was up or down. And Luther, well he had my attention with Dance With My Father. Maybe I just can’t think of anyone just now because Prince is so fresh in my mind.

MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

BM: Aside from writing I am passionate about vacationing. And I don’t mean a vacation where you have to spend tons of money. Just a break from working where you can take out time to enjoy the earth; watch the sunset, the phases of the moon, listen to an angry storm, the rolling of the ocean, traffic on the freeway, the songs of birds, hoot of an owl, chatter on the beach,the quiet of the night, smell the rain, the spring blossoms and the summer air. A vacation where you can enjoy you, be alone with your thoughts and feelings and your wants and needs. Vacation is a reset. You start over refreshed and ready to reach for the stars.

MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

BM: Yep, it’s hard work. It’s not just about writing, but writing with flavor. I’m embracing this concept and trying to put it into action. That’s why it’s taking so much time for me to release my other books. Reading, revamping and rereading. It’s a long road to getting to a novel that will grab a reader’s attention from the first sentence and keep it until the last word.

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Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to http://www.wildsound.ca for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

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