Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Interview with author, Mary Muhammed
Today I welcome Mary Muhammed who is on her Virtual Book Tour! Please post a comment to be entered in a drawing for her book at the end of her tour. Mary, welcome to Immortyl Revolution. What age group is your work geared toward?
The age groups I write for are all ages. I have books that will hopefully bring something to all who read them.
Into which genre would you say your work falls and why?
What other writers would you say have influenced your work and why? What are some of your favorite books?
For my poetry, I was greatly influenced by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Not many young poets today know of him, but he was a great writer of his time. I especially loved his work “The seedling” and “Sympathy. I enjoy his writing because of the diversity of how he wrote, the messages in his words and the strength in his voice.
When writing my book Hugs and Kisses I did my research, I watched the news clips, I researched the organizations who are advocates for this issue, so when it was published I was able to inform in a sure manner. I was aware of this awful plague ruining the lives of many children. When writing the story, I let the characters move the story in the direction I felt it should go to get the message out. I also added detail, so the story lines could be opened for discussion. I felt this would serve as grounding for helping the intended subjects. As for groups, I do belong to a few with my favorite at the moment being fan story.
Who is your publisher and where are your books available? Are there e-books and hard copies available? My publishers are Publish America, Lulu Publishing and Create Space through Amazon. There are hard copies available for my first publishing Echoes of an Era as well as my first young adult novel Love laws. At the moment neither are e-books.
What is your website and/or blog where readers can learn more? Can they friend you on Facebook or other sites?