Friday, September 15, 2017

Interview with Author Margaret Segal

Hello everyone... This is an interview time and today Author Margaret Segal is with us for her children's book "The Adventures of Harry the Inside-Outside Cat". So we asked some questions to her and here are her answers:

  1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Ans. =>  I’m not sure when the notion of being a writer took hold.  I’ve always loved the English language and reading.  I think it gradually became a part of my life, particularly after I’d come to terms with some major personal, family, and health issues that needed quite a bit of time before they were resolved.

  1. How long did it take you to write your book?
Ans. =>  With it being a children’s book, it didn’t take a long time.  And because it’s based on the life and times of a real cat as opposed to an imaginary one, that made it very real and an easy, fun story to tell

  1. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Ans. =>  I work writing into my everyday schedule as best I can.  I don’t have specific dates and times when I write – it seems to happen more fluidly.  I guess I’m lucky that way!
  1. What brought you to write this book series?
Ans. => The uniqueness and special personality of Harry the cat.  His story just called out to be told, and the second book is in progress as we speak.

  1. How you become a published author? Any inspiration?
Ans. => Real life has inspired me over the years.  As to my book, I wanted to write a sweet, fun story that children and adults would enjoy, and this wonderful cat named Harry happened to show up at just the right time.  The world is in a difficult place today on many levels, so I wanted to create something to put smiles on people’s faces.

  1. When did you write your first book and how old were you?
Ans. => “The Adventures of Harry the Inside-Outside Cat” IS my first book, and I wrote it in 2016.  But I’ve written many other pieces in other writing styles, from non-fiction to poetry to humor to inspirational pieces, most of which have been published over the years. 

  1. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Ans. => Read, travel, work in the garden, and especially doing volunteer work with several different organizations.

  1. What's next for you? What are you working on now?
Ans. =>  As I mentioned earlier, I’ve begun the second book, where Harry will go on another adventure.  I won’t reveal the nature of the adventure, other than to say it involves a dog...which should be fun, since the real-life Harry does NOT like dogs (especially large ones), but for some reason, he’s started to befriend THIS particular  very tiny dog!

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