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[Interview] Tarik Moore

Tarik H. Moore has a Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and works as an Information Technology consultant and a real estate investor. The End Justifies the Means (In Third Person Publishing, 2006) is his first novel. In this interview, Tarik Moore talks about his writing. How many books have you written so far? The End Justifies the Means is my first novel, and I’m a self-publish author under my own publishing company, “In Third Person Publishing”. The End Justifies the Means released October 18, 2006. It’s a suspense novel based out of Camden, New Jersey. A city cited by many as one of the most poorer and dangerous cities in America for the past decade or so. It took six weeks to write the original manuscript, but the next twenty-three months were dedicated to editing, graphical design work (i.e. website, book covers, promotional material, etc). You know all the intangible things that go into producing a book. Which aspect o

[Interview] Beth Ciotta

Beth Ciotta writes romantic comedy with a twist of suspense and has published contemporary, historical, and paranormal romantic fiction. Her books include Everybody Loves Evie (HQN Books, 2008); All About Evie (HQN Books, 2007) Romancing the West (Medallion Press, 2007); Lasso the Moon (Medallion Press, 2006); Seduced (Medallion Press, 2005) and Charmed (Medallion Press, 2004). In an email interview which took place on March 5, 2007, Beth Ciotta spoke about her writing. When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always loved a good story whether in book or movie form. Though I dabbled with writing in my youth, I pursued a career in entertainment and made my living as a performer for most of my adult life. In 1994, I read a book that ignited a new passion -- storytelling. That passion fueled a new career in publishing. How would you describe your writing? I write romantic comedy with a twist of suspense in three sub-genres: contemporary, historical, and paran

[Interview] Jeanette McCarthy

Jeanette McCarthy lives in the village of Newbold Verdon and works for a solicitor in the small town of Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire. An extract from her first novel, Abandoned (Lulu, 2008), can be read on the Leicester Review of Books . In this interview, McCarthy talks about her foray into self-publishing. When did you start writing? I have been writing for as long as I can remember. As a kid I used to read girls comics like Bunty (showing my age now, I suppose) and re-write the stories in them, changing them to suit myself. Soon after that I started making my own stories up. As I recall, they usually involved ponies! Once, running for the school bus I got run over by a car. The very first thing I did (after picking myself up and checking for anything broken) was get out my jotter and write it all down. I was totally unhurt, but by the time I got into school after being checked out, all the kids who had been on the bus had spread the story that I was dead, and tha

[Interview_1] Gail McFarland

Gail McFarland attended Cleveland State University, where she was a psychology major with a minor in special education. Her books include Summer Wind (Arabesque, 1997); The Best for Last (Arabesque, 1998); When Love Calls (Arabesque, 1999) and Lady Killer (, 2000). An extract from from her latest novel, Dream Runner (Genesis Press, 2008) is available here . In this interview, Gail McFarland talks about her concerns as a writer. How would you describe your writing? I write novel-length contemporary African-American romantic fiction. My target audience are people who enjoy a well-crafted, intimately written story. Because I am at heart, a reader, I knew there were others like me: readers who enjoy the flexibility, grace, and grandeur of language -- and live for a good story. When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? Long story, but the short version is: I have a cousin who literally hated reading, but was devouring romance novels at the rate of 6-8 bo