Posts Tagged ‘Author’

Interview with Author Rick Chesler

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is very excited to present a whole new realm of mystery / thrillers with author Rick Chesler. Rick, this is a really great concept. What inspired you to write this novel?

RC- Thanks, Joseph! I’ve always been fascinated with the natural world and the many ways in which people have developed technology to alter nature and our relationship with it. This book, besides being a thriller about a family in peril, explores that relationship.

ED- What started you on the path of becoming an author?

RC- Reading. I’ve always been a big reader, especially thrillers/suspense/mystery/action-adventure. After reading so many stories by other people, I eventually felt like I might be able to contribute one myself. (more…)

Interview with Author Loree Lough

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is excited to present Loree Lough to all our readers. Loree, many moons ago you entertained your fans throughout the Midwest with your songs. Tell us about this early career.

LL-When I was fresh out of high school, I signed on with an agency called Artists Corporation of America, based in Milwaukee, and my agent found me jobs all over the country. You know the “piano lady” who entertained businessmen in hotel lounges? Well, substitute me, a gooseneck microphone, and a Yamaha guitar, and voila! <G> About once a month, he also booked me to open for “big name acts” like Tom Jones, Tammy Wynette, and other stars of the day.

ED- Since that period in your life, you had switched to writing. What inspired you to take up the writer’s quill?

LL-My husband’s job took us to Richmond, Virginia, and I responded to an ad in the local paper for a “neighborhood correspondent.” The editor liked my newsy articles so much that she started assigning feature articles. Soon, the editors of other periodicals were calling to make assignments. When we were transferred back to Baltimore, I showed my “clip book” to the editors here, and they, too, started making assignments. But I started noticing a troubling trend: Publishers making changes to the articles…to appease advertisers. I figured if I was gonna write fiction, I might as well try my hand at a novel. The result? Pocketful of Love, my first book. (more…)

Interview with Author Debbi Mack

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- All writers have a beginning and this is particularly true for the latest writer that we are introducing to our Mystery lovers, Debbi Mack. Debbi we are thrilled to have this interview with you and want you to tell our legions of readers around the world what first interested you to delve into writing.

DM- Thanks! I’m thrilled to talk about my writing. (What author isn’t?) I guess like most writers, I started as a reader. I read voraciously as a child. My mother would also read to me when I was very young and told oral stories she’d learned in her own childhood.

I’ve been writing pretty much all my life – or, at least, most of it. I kept journals throughout my adolescence. In high school, I wrote poems (one of which made my school’s literary journal), song lyrics and a short story for a class on which I got an A-. That grade totally blew me away. It occurred to me that I might actually have a knack for telling stories.

Even though it took years, I eventually decided to put an effort toward writing in earnest and trying to get published. (more…)