Blog 168: The Magic of Woven Words – Author Interview #50

Dear Readers,

I just wrapped up a fantastic book and I am definitely going to post a review soon. Stay tuned. Did you all read anything fun? Let me know.

A huge Thank You and a Loud Shout out to the Author Drew Paige–  for agreeing to participate and kind enough to send prompt response to all my questions.

–>  A Brief Bio (As is written by the Author)

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.  As a child I loved reading Dr. Seuss, The Secret Garden, and Judy Bloom books.  
I have always written in journals my whole life from age eight until my late thirties.  It was a way for me to keep a time line of my life events which has been super helpful for my memoir.  
I have always loved mystery, memoirs, thrillers, psychology, biographies, and fiction. 

Question 1:  Can you share a snippet that isn’t in the blurb or excerpt?

Author’s Response:  I decided to write a story of my life in October 2020, I never imagined that I would have a published book in August of 2021. It feels like a dream and I am so grateful! My book will be available for pre-sale in April 2021 on my Instagram page drewpaige_author.  It will be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in August of 2021. 

Question 2:  Describe your writing space. Is there lots to do before you drive in and start writing the story?

Author’s Response:  My writing space is my home library and also my sun room in my home.  They are both well-lit with natural sunlight coming in from the windows.  I always feel inspired writing in both of these spaces.  There is not much to do before I write, I have an incredible memory for my memoir the stories that I share flow onto the page easily. 

Question 3:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Author’s Response:  I write in long spans of time; I take hours of the day and just continuously write my thoughts onto the page then chapters are created.  

Question 4:  Who is your favorite author and why? What book is currently on your bedside table?

Author’s Response: My favorite author is James Frey who wrote A Million Little Pieces.  He has a style of writing that makes me continuously want to keep turning the page.  He has a fast intense pace about his style of writing.  

Author’s Response:
The books on my bedside table:

The Glass Castle by: Jeannette Walls

An Unquiet Mind by: Kay Redfield Jamison

The Body Keeps Score: Brian, Mind, And Body in the Healing of Trauma by: Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Question 5:   Recommend three of your favorite books to the readers.

Author’s Response:

A Million Little Pieces by: James Frey

The Glass Castle by: Jeannette Walls

Room by: Emma Donoghue

Author’s Favorite Quote: My favorite book quote is from Tao Te Ching-By-Lao Tzu: 

“One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things.  He moves in harmony with the present moment always knowing the truth of just what to do.”

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Lots of love,

mrsswiftnib

Published by mrsswiftnib

A fellow book worm who by norms classifies as a voracious reader, books have been a key part since a toddler. Also a prolific writer, I love the craft of words. Of course, people who love to read mostly love to write too! Isn't it? I play around with colors and take absolute delight in Pencil Sketching and Mandalas. A little secret to indulge - I foster a vested interest of amassing a New Degree almost every year. It's my way to Paradise :) A Daughter, Wife, an Engineer, a Bibliophile, a Saree Lover and a varied Juggler of Artsy Interests - That's Me in a Nutshell Welcome Aboard Y'all!!

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