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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Kelly Bird

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Kelly Bird.  Be sure to check out  her author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I’m married with three children and two dogs. Along with looking after all of my dependents (husband included), I run a home based office supplies company which allows me some time to read, write and run, my three favourite things!

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

It was a dream, actually it might have been a nightmare!

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

It’s great to get your thoughts out on paper and if someone enjoys reading it, it’s even better.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Go on a course, there is so much to learn; keep in touch with other writers to critique each other’s work.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

So many authors; Anita Shreve,David Nicholls,Marian Keyes, Emma Donoghue, Cecilia Ahern.

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

Apart from running, I play the piano, I do spin classes, I walk my dogs and I run my children EVERYWHERE!

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Ask Phil from Relocation Relocation to find me a ‘Forever’ home!

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Phil Wilson

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Phil Wilson.  Be sure to check out  his author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I live in SE London with my family (wife, two kids, and the cat from next door since my own cat passed away). I work in a job in healthcare that I love. I am doing an open BA with the OU (mainly in English and Creative Writing). I aim to retire in four and a half years and to walk the Camino de Santiago and then to see where this takes me.

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

I wanted to explore the act of remembering by a quiet hero.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I love telling stories. I love the effect words can have on the reader.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Just write, and if you can, write and show to others and listen to what they say. Then write again. And read. And don’t listen to me; what do I know?

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Ernest Hemingway (early), John Irving, Douglas Adams (all), Stephen King, F Scott Fitzgerald (TITN), Jonathan Meads, Chris Claremont, Milan Kundera, John Steinbeck, Frank Miller, Georges Remi (Herge), and loads of others.

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

I love taking photos, watching movies (from the classics to art house independents and some Woody Allen) and progressive rock bands (Porcupine Tree), drinking real ale and walking.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Duck and cover.

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Vayla Berry

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Vayla Berry.  Be sure to check out  her author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I studied drama at Manchester Uni and somewhere along the line realized my imagination was stronger than my acting… so here goes…

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

I wanted to explore the thoughts and feeling of someone who wasn’t like me, someone who had a story to tell.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

Because I love stories, stories led me to writing and writing led me here.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Being one myself I would say, believe, if you don’t no one else will.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Stephen King and Ray Brabury, to create such vivid and colourful landscapes and characters with seemingly effortless abandon is something I admire hugely. There are hundreds more but I fear I am already becoming boring….

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

Spin stories for my beautiful daughter Lyra who is three and irritate my husband with endless ‘what ifs..’ I am addicted to vintage dresses and can often be found lurking in thrift stores hoping for a bargain.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Hide.

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Joyce Moyes

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Joyce Moyes.  Be sure to check out  her author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

My father was Scottish and my mother English. I was born in London, brought up in South Shields and now reside in Scotland. You could say I am bit of a mongrel, having an accent, which is a mix of ‘Geordie’ with a Scottish ‘burr.’ Mind you it does mean I can roll my ‘R’s’

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

Relationships, and their influence’s, Nature versus Nurture. What makes a person a killer, his genes or his upbringing, or both?

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I always have stories in my head; characters develop and need a voice. Either that or perhaps I am mad, who knows!!! I did live in the next street to Catherine Cookson, maybe that count’s for something.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

I would love to be able to give loads of advice but I am not there yet, I haven’t got my wings yet. Perhaps believe in yourself, read lots and write.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

I like Edward Rutherford and Sebastian Faulks, and I have been known to read the occasional Catherine Cookson novel if I am missing the Geordie twang. I like to read about people who I can perceive as ‘real’

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

I like travel and take photographs, especially wildlife.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Just what I do now, I would do a bit more of the things which I enjoy, and less of other things which stop me from doing them. I would probably upgrade on flights when I was travelling, apparently you get proper cutlery and free wine, and you get to jump the queue when you book in, bliss…..

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Richard Kefford

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Richard Kefford.  Be sure to check out  his author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I have always enjoyed writing and finally decided to take a creative writing course with the Open University. Now retired and I feel I can put my life experiences to some good use. I am proud to be part of Café Three Zero

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

I met a lovely old lady on Dartmoor one day. We talked for about an hour and I just wrote her life story as she told it to me with fictional inserts and necessary changes.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I enjoy writing so it seemed logical.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Write, then write some more and then keep writing.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett,  Zenna Henderson, Lee Childs, Graham Hurley

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

Life writing, travel writing and poetry. I also enjoy field geology and wood-turning.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Hide, I don’t want to become famous

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We’re Published!

The day is finally here! Our e-book is now available at both Smashwords and Amazon.  A big thank you is in order to everyone involved and to those readers who follow us – we couldn’t do this without you.

Here are the links for Tales From The Cafe:Vol 1 – a collection of 23 short stories.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/103508

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006584WHS

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