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2013 2013 2013 <div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer? <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I’ve always had stories running around through my head, ever since I was a child.&nbsp; Just before I turned thirty, I decided to start writing them down.&nbsp; I guess you can say I was sort of a late bloomer.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Is being an Author all you dreamed of, or did it just happen? The best and worst thing about it?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I would love to achieve a level of financial success that would allow me to focus on writing full time, but other than that, I love writing, and will keep doing it as long as I can.&nbsp; I’d say the best part of being an author is when someone tells you that they loved a particular scene or character in one of your books, and hearing how other people picture the characters that I’ve created.&nbsp; I can’t really think of anything that’s bad about it, honestly.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What was the very first thing you ever wrote?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I think the first thing I remember writing was a short story in ninth grade English.&nbsp; It was a fantasy story that I was pretty proud of.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What made you create (your book)?&nbsp; How did it come to you?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">The Ambrose Beacon actually started off as a nightmare that I had one night.&nbsp; I was in a house with a bunch of children that weren’t mine, but I knew I was somehow related to.&nbsp; The house was being attacked by monsters, and I was trying to protect the children.&nbsp; When I woke up, I started to wonder what kind of backstory would have led up to such a scene, and The Ambrose Beacon began to take shape.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Who is your literary hero?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I’m sort of a major Tokien nerd, so I’d have to say that if I had to choose one, it would be him.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I think there are elements of many of the people I know in my characters, though some are pretty spot-on representations of people I know.&nbsp; I also tend to write very strong female characters, and I think that’s because I’ve been surrounded by so many strong women in my life.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Describe your main character in six words.</span></b><b><span style="color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">There are several main characters, but I can say this about them: A family that always sticks together.<b><br /><span style="background: white; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Describe the world you’ve created in six words.<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Celtic legend meets modern fantasy.&nbsp; Okay, that’s five; but it definitely works<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What scene was your favorite to write?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">The scene where Cole was trapped in the darkness ended up being a lot scarier than I first imagined it, but I love the feeling it gave me when I wrote it.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What scene was the hardest for you to write?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Any time I have to kill off one of the characters I like, it’s difficult.&nbsp; I become attached to them, and don’t want to let them go.&nbsp; Hopefully, my readers feel the same way!<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What are you working on now?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I am currently working on book two of The Solas Prophecy: The Druids of Kalispell<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="font-family: 'Iskoola Pota', sans-serif;">Goals? Accomplishments? Improvements?</span></b><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Publishing my first novel was definitely an accomplishment, and now my goal is to keep writing and to finish the ideas that are in my head for The Solas Prophecy, and a few other series for which I have ideas.&nbsp; As a writer, I think I’m constantly improving, and can continue to learn.&nbsp; The minute I stop learning and improving, I think it will be time to stop writing.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="font-family: 'Iskoola Pota', sans-serif;">Are there any authors or books you recommend?</span></b><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">It sounds funny to recommend in this day and age, but I think anyone who hasn’t read Charles Dickens, especially A Tale of Two Cities, is missing out.&nbsp; Also, if you haven’t read The Lord of the Rings, you should!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I love spending time with my family and friends, and LOVE to cook!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><br /></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer? <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I’ve always had stories running around through my head, ever since I was a child.&nbsp; Just before I turned thirty, I decided to start writing them down.&nbsp; I guess you can say I was sort of a late bloomer.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Is being an Author all you dreamed of, or did it just happen? The best and worst thing about it?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I would love to achieve a level of financial success that would allow me to focus on writing full time, but other than that, I love writing, and will keep doing it as long as I can.&nbsp; I’d say the best part of being an author is when someone tells you that they loved a particular scene or character in one of your books, and hearing how other people picture the characters that I’ve created.&nbsp; I can’t really think of anything that’s bad about it, honestly.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What was the very first thing you ever wrote?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I think the first thing I remember writing was a short story in ninth grade English.&nbsp; It was a fantasy story that I was pretty proud of.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What made you create (your book)?&nbsp; How did it come to you?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">The Ambrose Beacon actually started off as a nightmare that I had one night.&nbsp; I was in a house with a bunch of children that weren’t mine, but I knew I was somehow related to.&nbsp; The house was being attacked by monsters, and I was trying to protect the children.&nbsp; When I woke up, I started to wonder what kind of backstory would have led up to such a scene, and The Ambrose Beacon began to take shape.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Who is your literary hero?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I’m sort of a major Tokien nerd, so I’d have to say that if I had to choose one, it would be him.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I think there are elements of many of the people I know in my characters, though some are pretty spot-on representations of people I know.&nbsp; I also tend to write very strong female characters, and I think that’s because I’ve been surrounded by so many strong women in my life.<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Describe your main character in six words.</span></b><b><span style="color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">There are several main characters, but I can say this about them: A family that always sticks together.<b><br /><span style="background: white; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Describe the world you’ve created in six words.<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Celtic legend meets modern fantasy.&nbsp; Okay, that’s five; but it definitely works<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What scene was your favorite to write?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">The scene where Cole was trapped in the darkness ended up being a lot scarier than I first imagined it, but I love the feeling it gave me when I wrote it.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What scene was the hardest for you to write?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Any time I have to kill off one of the characters I like, it’s difficult.&nbsp; I become attached to them, and don’t want to let them go.&nbsp; Hopefully, my readers feel the same way!<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What are you working on now?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I am currently working on book two of The Solas Prophecy: The Druids of Kalispell<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="font-family: 'Iskoola Pota', sans-serif;">Goals? Accomplishments? Improvements?</span></b><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">Publishing my first novel was definitely an accomplishment, and now my goal is to keep writing and to finish the ideas that are in my head for The Solas Prophecy, and a few other series for which I have ideas.&nbsp; As a writer, I think I’m constantly improving, and can continue to learn.&nbsp; The minute I stop learning and improving, I think it will be time to stop writing.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="font-family: 'Iskoola Pota', sans-serif;">Are there any authors or books you recommend?</span></b><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">It sounds funny to recommend in this day and age, but I think anyone who hasn’t read Charles Dickens, especially A Tale of Two Cities, is missing out.&nbsp; Also, if you haven’t read The Lord of the Rings, you should!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><b><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="background: white; color: #222222; font-family: &quot;Iskoola Pota&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">I love spending time with my family and friends, and LOVE to cook!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><br /></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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