My name is Joy M Byrd
Age 47 years old
Where are you from
I grew up in a little town about twenty miles west of Cooperstown NY in a little hamlet called Burlington Flats
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I have been married to my husband for almost 28 years and we have 4 kids and live on a farm in the country..
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I am working on a new book and have one ready to go.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing when I was ten and have been doing it ever since
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I guess I considered myself a writer from the start.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I wrote my first book because it was something I wanted to do. It was inspired a little from some things that happened in college and just kind of snowballed from there.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Not really, I just write what I would like to read
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Passionate Choices came from the story line because the heroine had to make some difficult choices in her life.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Not really, just to enjoy it.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I think it believable that it could happen.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Very little, just a couple of events I elaborated on with dramatic license.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
The Bible has been the most influence in my life. But I also read many novel by Lindsay Mckenna, BJ Daniels & Delores Fossen, HelenKay Dimon.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Traceless by HelenKay Dimon..
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Song of Love that is based in the country music industry and it is all done and ready to be sent.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My best friend.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes I do,
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
It has just been something that I have always loved to do.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am working on “Michael’s Heart” about a father of six who is diagnosed with testicular cancer and the woman who is standing by his side as he fights for his life even though her husband died from the same disease. It’s a tough one to write.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
When I get writer’s block that is a huge challenge and not always easy to get through.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Lindsay Mckenna and I love how she is so in depth with all her characters and their history.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
No, but I would love to get the chance to someday.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
PublishAmerica sent me two designs and I chose which one I wanted to use.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Getting the time to do it because my kids were little.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Yeah, do not edit it yourself as a final draft.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t give up.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for buying my book and I hope to have more to come for you soon..
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Reading, quilting, baking, sewing, and gardening when I can.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I love Castle, Hawaii Five-0, (the new one with Alex O’laughlin), Rizzoli & Isles, and Major Crimes, I like romance movies and liked Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One and Dear John. I sometimes like to watch the SciFi movies and do enjoy Scifi shows like The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek movies.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
I love Italian food especially Pizza. Love pinks & mauves and blues and Contemporary Christian music and Country music.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I have no idea really. Maybe an actress or singer.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Passionate-Choices and you can find my book on PublishAmerica at http://www.americastarbooks.net/sc/productsearch.cgi?storeid=*1a5ce440a0a34abc0842724ed84a15&search_field=Joy+M+Byrd.
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