Monday, June 12, 2017

Interview with Reesha Goral

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Reesha Goral was born in the chilly winter of the late 80's. She was raised in Northern California, and that is also where she graduated from University, attaining her bachelors of science in business administration. After graduating and working for some time, she decided to further her education and attain a J.D. degree. One night, while prepping for her law school examination, she began writing pieces of a story from her imagination. Those pieces later became her novel, The Servant Boy.

I hope you enjoy this rather short interview that I did with her a couple of days ago.In addition,I am truly sorry for being MIA and I will (hopefully) post more on this medium soon! :)
  • We would like to know what a writer's morning routine looks like. Please tell us how you usually start your day.


“I usually wake up and instantly my brain screams, ‘COFFEE!’ So after I’ve accomplished my many morning tasks, and had coffee, or what I like to call, ‘My magic drink’ I can begin writing.”


  • Who or what was your inspiration to write The Servant Boy?


“My inspiration for writing The Servant Boy was all the people who ever encouraged me to follow my dreams. But after I completed writing it, I realized a new inspiration: the people who enjoy reading it. Us writers are nothing at all without our readers, so thank you so much.”



  • How did you feel when you finished writing The Servant Boy?


“I felt a huge void inside my soul. It’s so mind-boggling, as the writer of my story I became so attached to it: so attached that I began living inside of it. I’m not very good with saying goodbye so you can imagine how I felt when I finished writing it.”


  • When you created the character Zayne, were you picturing a certain someone? e.g same personality traits etc?


“I can’t say I was. He was his very own personality.”


  • We would like to know your favorite reads. Could you please list down your top 4 authors?


“Well I have to say I’m definitely an old soul and really enjoy the old poetic styled literature. Some of my favorite pieces are from William Shakespeare, Jalaluddin Rumi, Charles Dicken, and Fitzgerald.”





  • We would also like to know someone that truly inspires you. Could you please tell us your most favorite writer/author and why?


“ An author that really inspires me is J.K. Rowling. Aside from her magical penmanship, her own biographical story also very much inspires me. No matter how dire her circumstances were, she somehow found a way to follow her dreams and write. I applaud her for her strength and motivation.”



  • What advice can you give to all aspiring writers out there?


“Never give up hope. We’re all unique and have unique stories to tell. Just write your story and worry about the rest later. “


  • When will we be seeing more from you?


“I am actually working on my second novel. I’m not sure when It will be completed: I have so much more going on this time around than I did when I was writing my first novel. So really I can’t give you a time frame but I would like to say very soon!”



  • Thank you for your time, Reesha. Are there any additional information that you would like to add?


“You’re so welcome! Thank you for thinking of me!”


* Reesha is so warm and lovely and if you haven't read The Servant Boy, you should! For my review of the book, click HERE.
Also, watch this space because in a couple of weeks I'll be interviewing Dallas Coryell , author of Melody's Key. :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE ULTIMATE BOOK TAG!

Tag! You're it.
This is my first bookish tag ; inspired by http://bookswithbite.net.
Go check her out! She's amazing!

Without further ado, here goes!

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car? 
Not really unless the road is super bumpy or my sister drives like a maniac!

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Sarah Pinborough! I love and enjoy her writing style. The Language of Dying is still fresh in my mind until today.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer. 
HP for the win!
1) MAGIC, DUH!
2) WHO DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO HOGWARTS?
3) IT HAS EVERYTHING! What's not to love?

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)? 
I usually just shove my books in a bag but I bought an A4 zipper bag so I'll definitely be using it in the future!

5. Do you smell your books? 
Yep. I love the smell of both new and old books.

6. Books with or without little illustrations? 
I don't mind, really..

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? 
There are many but I'd say Consent by Nancy Ohlin. It has a lot of potential but after a few chapters, it just seemed incomplete or rushed. 

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share! 
Hahahha yes! So when I was younger, around 8 or 9, I wanted a new book. So I told my mother to get me one. All she said was to wait for my father to come home. I could've sworn I prayed from 10AM til 6PM. When my father came home, he told me that he was tired and that I had to wait until tomorrow so I cried non-stop and eventually, he drove me to the bookstore at 8pm. Hahahah MISSION : GET A BOOK accomplished! Boom!

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
The great gatsby and The Shell Collector, it seems...

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Sherlock Holmes! It's gigantic...

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
Yes, I do write but I don't normally share to the public. If I were to be honest, I do see myself as an author one day.

12. When did you get into reading? 
Around 8 or 9. I participated in a lot of storytelling competitions back then. 😊

13. What is your favorite classic book?
The Great Gatsby but I'm also loving Wuthering Heights by Emily Brote at the moment.

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Yes, English was my best & favorite subject ever!

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
If I still have a copy of the book, I'd keep it but I'd give it away to someone who might like the book.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games? 
I guess The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins. It is epic!

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?

18. What is your favorite word?
Reverie.... It's such a beautiful word.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
ALL.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why? 
Fairies because every time I think of vampires, Edward Cullen comes to mind... eek.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Neither.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why? 
Again, neither..

23. Zombies or Vampires? 
Zombies, of course.. I am a big fan of TWD. I am waiting for a zombie apocalypse. I don't think I'd survive the first few days, though. Hahaha.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Eeek.. I don't like both.

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
I am not a big fan of romance although I do enjoy reading some books from that genre so.... I'd say the latter. I'd much enjoy an action-packed book with a sprinkle of romance.

We have come to the end of the tag. :) P/S : I'm sorry for being inactive but more posts coming soon so, stay tuned. ttyl.