Category: Author Interviews

Facing Fear: An Interview with Horror Writer Deanna Destito


Deanna Destito is a freelance writer/editor based in New Jersey. Her articles and short stories have been featured in print and online publications in various industries and genres. She has also served as writer and editor for comic books, magazines, websites, and role-playing game books.  ……. Her most recent work can be found in The […]

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A Life-Long Reader and Writer: An Interview with Award-Winning Author Danielle Ackley-McPhail


Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com). Anthologies she is in have won or finaled for The Dream Realm […]

Teaching Children Character Building Concepts: An Interview with Author Gretchen Burman


Who is Gretchen Burman? My name is Gretchen Burman, mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fabulous and supportive husband.  When I was pregnant ten years ago, I was freaking out thinking how I would raise capably, caring and happy children.  What did I need to proactively and reactively teach them so they […]

Writing to Motivate: An Interview with Author Joan Ramirez


Joan Ramirez’s book, Jamie is Autistic, Learning in a Special Way, was inspired by the many special learners that she has taught as a Special Education teacher.  . She lives in New Jersey and has an M.S. in Journalism, an M.S. in English as a Second Language, and an M.S. in Elementary/Special Education. She is also a published […]

“I wanted to write something that brought people together.” An Interview with Author Lisa Colozza Cocca


Lisa Colozza Cocca is the author of PROVIDENCE, a YA novel from SimonPulse/ an imprint of Simon and Schuster, and numerous school and library titles, as well as textbooks, workbooks, and classroom kits. She grew up in Cohoes, New York and moved to New Jersey after college. Lisa works fulltime as a freelance writer and […]

From Teacher to Romance Writer: An Interview with Award Winning Author Penelope Marzec


Penelope Marzec grew up along the Jersey shore, heard stories about Captain Kidd, and dug for his buried treasure. Her adventure resulted in a bad case of poison ivy. . . Deciding books were better than buried treasure, she discovered romance novels and was soon hooked on happy endings. She became an early childhood educator and […]

Introducing Girls to STEM: An Interview with Award Winning Author Laurie Wallmark


Award-winning author Laurie Wallmark’s debut picture book, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books, 2015), received four starred trade reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal) and many national awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book and Cook Prize Honor Book. Her recently released picture book biography, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer […]

“Don’t be scared to publish work”: An Interview with Jon Westenberg of Creatomic


Jon Westenberg is a marketing executive, creative director, entrepreneur  and writer from Sydney, Australia . Jon has over 100k readers on medium.com and has been featured in Time, The San Francisco Chronicle, Entrepreneur and over 40 other publications. He is passionate about marketing, technology, creativity, helping people and occasionally geeks out over a good cup of coffee. I […]

10 Questions with Jenny Schoberl author of Kids are Turds


 Jenny Schoberl author of Kids are Turds  and  Musings of a 20-Something Mom and the Perils of Being a Mommy Blogger  has amassed a loyal following of readers through her hysterical, self-deprecating and often obscenity laced blog holdinholden.com.  Jenny is the mother of two and a self-described “pot of stress”. I was curious to know […]

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