Interview with Novelist Steven Spellman (My Name is Legion)

You should never judge a book by its cover. As well, you should never judge a writer by his bio. With that being said, Steven Spellman is writer for readers who enjoy simply told stories, stories of lust, of deception, stories of redemption, of love. Stories of horrors beneath the waning moon, of joys beneath the rising sun. Stories of everything in between, to give the reader a fiction of adventure fit to distract from the facts of life if only for a moment. Born in East Orange, New Jersey, raised in North Carolina since infancy, Steven Spellman has been a drug dealer, a prisoner, an armed felon, a college student, a father, a husband, a sinner, a saint. Like everyone else Steven Spellman has worn many hats, but never any so well fitted as a writer. His ongoing struggle with life is a personification of the fact that You Should Never Judge a Book by its Cover; you may miss the whole story.

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stevenspellmanInterview with Steven Spellman:

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

Steven Spellman: The themes of my work vary widely considering what genre I’m writing in at the moment. In general, the theme is love and the many faces it wears.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

SS: My novels are the product of true God given talent. If you don’t like the words, you’ll love the premise. If you don’t like the premise, you’ll love the setting. If you don’t like the setting, you’ll love the characters. Whatever your preference you’ll find something you adore in a Steven Spellman novel or short story.

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

SS: Absolutely necessary.

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

SS: Chicken Little, because it is the classic tale of having to believe in yourself when no one else does.

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

SS: Since elementary school I’ve always wanted to write. I didn’t have novels in mind exactly, I only recognized from very early on that I had a strange love affair with the written word. Unfortunately, I didn’t pursue that love in earnest until many long difficult years later.

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

SS: Have you read a novel more than once?

If I had to pick only one, I think I would rank Charles Dicken’s, David Copperfield, as my favorite novel.

I don’t usually read novels more than once, but I have made exceptions for Charles Dicken’s and Louis Stevenson’s works, especially The Pickwick Papers, and Treasure Island, both of which I’ve read more than a few times and have enjoyed immensely every single time.

MT: What motivates you to write?

SS: Necessity. I was born to write and I’ll die a slow agonizing demise if I don’t. I’ve learned that from brutal experience.

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

SS:

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

SS: Tyler Perry, if you mean artist in the theatrical sense, and Michelangelo if you mean in the actual artistic sense. If you’re speaking of a writer, I would love to have dinner with one of the writers of the Bible, because I write books about life and they wrote the Book on life.

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

SS: When I’m not writing I love playing violent, gory video games, trying to provide a positive leadership to my two beautiful daughters—easier said than done with my teenager—and musing on more stuff to write about. I also love to take excessively long and completely unnecessary leisurely car drives.

Publishing Credits:

The Doll [short story]  [Hungry Goat Press]  Spring 2016

Into Oblivion [short story] [Hungry Goat Press] Spring 2016

The Lunch Lady [short story] [Hungry Goat Press] Spring 2016

Into Oblivion [short story] [Zoetic Press/Non Binary Review] Winter 2016

The Ride [short story] [Witch Works Magazine] Fall 2015

Into Oblivion [short story] [Detectives of the Fantastic Anthology/Horrified Press] Fall 2015

The Pruning [novel] [Contracted w/ World Castle Publishing] Fall 2015

My Name is Legion [Novella/EBook] [Hungry Goat Press] Spring 2015

The Catacombs Anthology Vol. 4 [2 short stories] [Hungry Goat Press] Fall 2014

Murder Beneath the Midnight Sun [novel] [World Castle Publishing] Summer 2014

The Vanished [short story/E-book] [Hungry Goat Press] 2014

Darkness Falls [short story] [Hungry Goat Press] 2014

The Virus [novel] [Deer Hawk Publishing] Winter 2013

The Greater Good [short story] [BeteNoire Magazine] Spring 2012

The Fountain [short story] [Shelter of Daylight Magazine] Spring 2012

Illusions [short story] [Shelter of Daylight Magazine] Spring 2012

 

Author Platform:

https://twitter.com/spellmansteven

https://www.facebook.com/stevenspellmansbooks

http://www.amazon.com/Steven-Spellman/e/B00ESED970
http://stevenspellman.wordpress.com/m
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/steven-spellman/52/78b/3b2

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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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Interview with Novelists Jan Porter (Soul Skin)

Jan Porter finds the magic of the past and cosmos within every day unsung heroes and the human condition to share with you. She is a philosophical ponderer of human nature, quantum physics, spirit world, nature and of the cosmos, hence she does not hold to any one particular tradition as a one higher truth or one size fits all. Viva la diversity! Jan aims to share thought provoking human conditions, touch on that bigger picture of spirituality, mystical, ancient traditions or quantum physics through the ancient art of storytelling; real people, unsung unlikely heroes and a touch of the magical. For more information on Jan Porter’s work or to Connect via http://www.inspiredsoulworks.com

Soul Skin” Amazon linkhttp://www.amazon.com/Soul-Skin-spiritual-fiction-Porter-ebook/dp/B00HGN1AL2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1414611209

soul_skinInterview with Jan Porter:

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

Jan Porter: I share the soul wisdom, magic and insights of our Ancestors through the ancient art of storytelling and self-counsel works. With the wisdom of everyday unsung heroes and the human condition, we carve a new path.

As a philosophical muse of human nature, quantum physics, spirit world and nature, I do not hold to any one particular tradition as one higher truth or one size fits all.

Viva la diversity!

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

JP: Many people have lost their connection to whatever their sense of what is bigger than us, whether you call it quantum physics or spirit world and as such, their sense of wonder and magic.

I love the process of writing, it feels like living inside of a movie, so I aim to share those inspiring and empowering tales of unsung (s)hereos who stumble and navigate those raw human challenges. I strive to take readers on deeply moving and socially relevant journey’s with poignant wit and a bit of humour, offering higher and new perspectives.

My novels often include historical events, a variety of characters and the art of overcoming life’s adversities.

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

JP: inspiring, empowering

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

JP: “Always ” with John Goodman and Richard Dreyfuss

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

JP: No, (I chuckle) I have always been a spirit world journeyer and avid reader though. Most of my vocation until now has been in human services – which now offers much food for story lines and character development. In retrospect it makes perfect sense, I have always loved those spirit world journeys and getting lost in a good story. I dislike like watching television, getting inside a characters life, is wildly more fascinating to me and I get to share this with readers.

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

JP: I recall as a young child being held captivated while listening to an elder family friend orally recount the other-worldly magic of Robert Services tales of the Yukon wilderness.

As a young woman, I would read over sixty books a year and at times, several at once.

MT: What motivates you to write?

JP: When a story is unfolding, I happily live it, breath it, journey inside of it and aspects of it occupies my day thoughts until written. I enjoy the process and the sharing of the stories.

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

JP: No one famous comes to mind. When I worked in a northern Ontario social services satellite office, I had a number of clients who had left lucrative jobs and lifestyles behind and who were homesteading off the grid, in the bush. These people have profound contagious smiles and the light in their eyes can literally, light up a football stadium. Despite whatever of life’s hardships had brought them to the bush, it seems as though they are intimately at one with something magically profound. All of them, were simple yet profound philosophers and would give you the last of their deer meat or the worn shirt off of their backs, if you were in need.

Without doubt, I would love to have dinner with one of these fine folks or with my mother who passed into spirit world four years ago.

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

JP: Leaving the world a little better of a place form my adult children and grandchildren’s generation, happier and more fulfilled. It also includes lightening oppressive and outdated archaic social issues.

I chuckle here again, I am post menopause which brings a different mindset, different priorities and as such, I would love to see social change evolve a little faster in my life time, for example; sexual abuse statistics have not lessened in the past thirty years; 1 in 4.

It is crazy that we have come so far in so many ways from what our ancestors endured, yet this one issue remains a constant and often, remains a hidden epidemic.

I am convinced that one primary solution is in giving our education system a complete over haul and in particular, teaching social emotional intelligence, intuition and empowerment.

Think outside of the box!

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

JP: If you sincerely love writing, don’t ever give up.

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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.

Interview with Novelist Cynthia A. Morgan (Dark Fey Trilogy)

Cynthia A. Morgan is the creator of the mythical realm of Jyndari and author of the epic fantasy Dark Fey Trilogy, which draws readers into a mystical realm of primordial forests, magic and the lives of Light-loving and Darkness-revering Feykind.  Not to be confused with pixies or “Tinkerbell” type fairies, the feyfolk of Jyndari are winged beings the size of any human who live in a realm where tradition, magic, and spirituality are fundamentals of everyday life.  Reviews of Dark Fey continue to earn 5 stars by lovers of fantasy as well as readers who do not typically enjoy that genre.  Compared to a fantasy version of a play by Shakespeare, “Dark Fey The Reviled” is a brutally beautiful story of Love, Hope, and finding Peace in the Darkness.

Website:  http://allthingsdarkfey.wix.com/feyandmusings 

dark_feyInterview with Cynthia A. Morgan

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

Cynthia A. Morgan: Dark Fey is a unique Epic Fantasy that carries a Dark Fantasy edge, but the story conveys a Positive message of Hope, Acceptance and the Power of Forgiveness.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

CAM: Whether they are fans of fantasy or not, readers will discover unique differences between Dark Fey and other fantasy genre novels. The intense story is nail-biting and suspenseful; lush and lyrical; spiritual, yet powerfully relevant as it touches on current topics through a mystical tale that subtly weaves a harmonious and positive message.  

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

CAM: I would have to agree with a fellow author who described Dark Fey, The Reviled in her review as “Brutally Beautiful” 

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

CAM: I tend to watch most movies more than once. I like looking for things I may have missed the first time and for the subtle nuances that tend to go unnoticed. Thus, there are many but I would have to say either “Driving Miss Daisy” or George C Scott’s “A Christmas Carol”. Of course, anything Star Trek ranks right up there as well!

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

CAM: Yes. I have dreamed of being a published author since I was old enough to know that writing is what I am passionate about and what I am designed to do.

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

CAM: The answer to both questions is Shakespeare’s Hamlet. I actually spent an entire year reading the play from beginning to end, again and again; then again and again! I’ve lost count, but I can probably honestly say I have read or watched the play over 50 times.  

MT: What motivates you to write?

CAM: Practically anything. Words tumble in a (nearly) never-ending stream through my thoughts; sometimes a laughing, burbling brook; sometimes a rushing torrent that carries me away, but ever and always a passionate love that fills me with emotion and purpose. My Love for Words is far more powerful Intoxication than any drug may ever aspire to be and I am wholly addicted!

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

CAM: Past or Present? If past, Shakespeare of course, without a second thought. What an inspiring conversation that would be! If Present, I might have to say the amazing and lovely Dame Judy Dench.

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

CAM: I feel a very close connection with both children and animals and my desire to promote Harmony and protect these from cruelty, exploitation and abuse can be seen very clearly in nearly all of my writing. I have been a Guardian with the ASPCA since 2008, supporting them through monetary donations as well as active involvement in their causes. I also support St. Jude’s Hospital as well as UNICEF.

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

CAM: I believe the most important thing is to be true to what you are passionate about. Write because you love words, not because you want to be the next Steven King. Tell stories because you have something unique to say that will make a difference in someone’s life or share an inspiration, not because someone told you to write something on this or that subject. Live your Dream because your Dream cannot Live without You!

You can find Morgan through social media in the following places:


Dark Fey The Reviled on Amazon/Kindle:    http://goo.gl/iRl5pZ
Dark Fey The Reviled on Barnes and Noble:   http://goo.gl/OxNr6M

Dark Fey Standing In Shadows on Amazon

US –  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018HF4HSA

UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018HF4HSA
Blogwww.booknvolume.com

Website:  http://allthingsdarkfey.wix.com/feyandmusings 
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/booknvolume
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/MorganBC728 & https://twitter.com/DarkFeyMorgan29
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/cynthey728

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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.

Interview with Novelist Lance Morcan (INTO THE AMERICAS)

New Zealand novelist, screenwriter and film producer Lance Morcan is a prolific writer with various published books and released movies to his credit. His novels include the international thriller series THE ORPHAN TRILOGY (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) and the historical adventure series THE WORLD DUOLOGY (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel). All five novels were co-written with his son James Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books.

Lance’s new book, an action/adventure called INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story).  Available via Amazon

into_the_americasInterview with Lance Morcan: 

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

Lance Morcan: The theme and tone of our novels varies as we write both in the thriller genre and historical genre. I say “our” novels because I write in collaboration with my son James. They all have action and adventure in common regardless of genre, and the tone is reflective of that.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

LM: People should buy our novels first and foremost because we need to eat (we are full time writers of novels, non-fiction books and feature film screenplays) and secondly because they’ll enjoy them – as the reviews for our books suggest.

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

LM: Fast-paced.

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

LM: Dances with Wolves

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

LM: Yes.

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

LM: ‘The Snow Falcon’ by Stuart Harrison is my all-time favorite novel. I haven’t read a novel more than once, but if I did that would be the one.

MT: What motivates you to write?

LM: I am primarily motivated by the need to transfer a story from my head to paper.

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

LM: Author Nelson de Mille.

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

LM: My wife, son and daughter, movies, sport and reading.

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

LM: Write, write, write. All else is incidental.

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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.

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.

asecretlove.jpgInterview with Brigitta Moon

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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.

Interview with Novelist Jeremy Dyson (Rise of the Dead)

Jeremy Dyson is a fiction author, and Rise of the Dead is his first novel. The book has already been named one of the best new zombie books of 2016 by Ranking Squad. He is currently at work on a sequel to Rise of the Dead, a book of short stories, and a work of literary fiction.

Link to Book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CRGCZIE

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

Jeremy Dyson: My first book was based on the same themes from Catcher in the Rye. Protecting innocence, fear of death, struggling to build real relationships in an artificial society. Those motifs always seemed natural to a zombie novel, so I just went with it. Hopefully it’s subtle enough that you can easily ignore it and read it as a page-turning thriller. I don’t like beating people over the head with themes, they are pretty ineffective as far as weapons go.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

JD: It has zombies in it, but it won’t rot your brain. Oh, and it’s already starting to pop up on some lists of the best zombie books out this year, even without me offering anyone a bribe. That was pretty exciting.

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

JD: More brains.

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

JD: Dawn of the Dead. The original.

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

JD: I guess so. Writing novels is like being in a bad relationship. I hate myself sometimes for needing to write, but I can’t let it go.

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

JD: Catcher in the Rye will always be my favorite. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis is a very close second.

MT: What motivates you to write?

JD: My kids, my wife, myself. I write to be a better person than I am, and hopefully the stories will give that sense of hope to others.

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

JD: Ray Carver. The social gatherings in his stories always got strange. I feel like it would be an interesting night.

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

JD: Kind of a crazy question to answer. I’m passionate about everything. I can’t even cook dinner without getting emotionally invested in what I’m doing. It’s probably easier to list things I don’t care about, like politicians and most marketing emails.

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

JD: Stop reading writing tips and start writing before it’s too late.

 

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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.

Interview with Novelist Rick Schroeder (Beyond the Redbud Tree)

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

Rick Schroeder: “Under The Redbud Tree” is a story of sexual awakening and exploration. Two people are journeying in search of answers. Their coming together changes the direction of the journey for both of them and shows them there is much more to be learned and experienced than they ever imagined.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

RS: There is a lot of sex. They are, after all, erotica. While my stories deal will a lot of graphic sexual activity, I also attempt to tell a story including setting a scene and developing characters of interest to, hopefully, engage the reader as the story is being told.

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

RS: Sexually graphic

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

RS: That question is impossible to answer. I’m a movie “junkie” and have quite a few that I go back and watch over again. My all time favorite is probably “The Quiet Man”. I think it’s the movie John Wayne should have won the Oscar for.

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

RS: I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I enjoyed writing school papers and did begin to dream about trying to write my own books quite a few years ago. Family and work commitments kept me from doing so until the children were grown and I was able to retire.

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

RS: The answer to both parts of the question is yes and its the same novel – “The Lord of the Rings” saga plus “The Hobbit” prequel. I’ve read them a number of times and keep finding nuances I missed in earlier readings.

MT: What motivates you to write?

RS: I write as a way to express my inner thoughts and as a vehicle to make me more open to exploring new ideas and expand my understanding of what makes people think and act the way they do.

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

RS: Must it just be only one and what do you mean by artist? There are so many I would like to share a meal with. One comes to mind, Dale Chihuly. His work is incredible. I love stained glass which is a different art form than his blown glass, but the innovation and mind expanding use of glass to express a theme and even emotion is amazing. I would love to discuss what motivates him while dining with him.

 

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BIO of Interviewee – I write under the pen name of Rick Schroeder. I have been at this for a few years after being fortunate to retire at a relatively early age and finding myself with time on my hands. I have a college degree, am married and have both children and grandchildren. The genre I write in, erotica, makes it necessary for me to keep a relatively low profile. While we’ve come a long way, there remain a lot of people who think this type of writing should be shunned and even banned. Others are willing to use the fact a person chooses to express themselves in this fashion as a way to harm them or hurt their families. I’ve experienced this first hand and took on a new persona and pen name. I live what is called a “vanilla” life, but have had a “kinky” side for almost as long as I can remember. My erotic books give me the way to explore and express that side of me and share it with others who may have an interest in what I have to say.

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.