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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?

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Joseph P. Clarkson

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 Joseph P. Clarkson.  Be sure to check out  his author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

As a full-time carer for my amazing wife, I now have some spare time to pursue a degree in English Literature. By spare time, I mean an exhausted state of body and mind at the end of each day when I can’t sleep and the mind wanders!

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

My fascination with Religious and ancient conspiracies, Templar and all things associated with these past theories amalgamating with the present. I also attribute my story to the tense thriller that is always hiding in and amongst these fascinating area’s of history.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

To be able to contribute something to my fascination with the above. Whether it’s fiction or an exaggeration of the truth…..

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Just write and write about anything and nothing. Somewhere amongst all the gibberish you will find your way to creating something amazing.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

JRR & Christopher Tolkien, David Gibbins, Chris Kuzneski, Robyn Young, Steve Berry, Stephen King, Jack Whyte, Kate Mosse, Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare (at least that is if it was really him, another conspiracy!) The list is really endless, but those are the ones that are sitting on a shelf next to my desk!

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

Caring for my amazing wife Claire, (although she’d beg to differ!) and spending time with my amazing girls Daisie and Hollie.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Try to provide the best medical care for my wife, and take care of my girls. (Oh, I’d buy a top of the range mobile home for us to travel all over this fabulous country.)

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Clair Evans

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. Our latest interview features Clair Evans.  Be sure to check out  her author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I am a fairly ordinary single mum of 3 sons (2, now grown-up). I used to be a groom but I’m now concentrating on finishing my degree and writing. Originally from Somerset, I now live in the beautiful Cotswolds.

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

I decided to combine my love of graveyards and nature. I wanted to give that real sense of escape from the pressures of life that I experience when I visit one, and show that they are places of peace, not sorrow or danger.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I think it was purely admiration for the work of authors whose books I read when I was growing up. I longed to be able to create something as good as they had. It also appealed to me as a peaceful existence; sitting cosily at home, tapping away. The reality, of course, is rather different – especially if you have children.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

You know that little nagging voice in your head that says ‘I can’t do this, I’m no good at it, who will want to read this stuff anyway’? Gag it. Believe in yourself. Thousands upon thousands of people have become successful authors. They are people, just like you. So why not you too?

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Tolkien, for creating such an amazing and memorable world in minute detail, including several different languages. Stephen King, for sheer determination after that horrible accident. And Jane Austen, just for giving us Mr Darcy.

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

Hang around in graveyards. OK, not really that often. Most of my time is spent with my youngest son, doing what 4-year-olds enjoy. I read a huge amount of non-fiction, particularly history, science and natural history. I watch lots of documentaries, and have an addiction to Time Team. I also walk a lot around my local nature reserve, potter in the garden, and cook.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Live a comfortable, quiet life in an ancient country cottage. Take violin lessons, buy a horse. Keep writing. Most of all, be thankful.

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