Don Massenzio is an avid supporter of fellow authors, and I’m honored to be among his guests on his 2018 Author Interview Series. He has interviewed nearly 200 authors since 2016, and you will find them listed in his Author Directory.
Don is a prolific author with many books to his name.
Find all of his books HERE
My thanks to Don for a lovely interview and for his ongoing support of fellow authors. Thanks so much for stopping by ❤️
It’s time for the next subject for my 2018 author interview series. Author interviews are posted every Friday throughout the year.I am honored to continue this series with California author and blogger Tina Frisco.
You can catch up with all of my past author interviews (nearly 200) on my Author Directory page.
If you’re an author interested in being interviewed in this series, I still have limited spots available for 2018. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, please enjoy this interview with Tina Frisco:
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I aim to do both, because both are needed for books to sell. But I won’t compromise originality, so at times it becomes a bit of a juggling act. I write because I enjoy it and am compelled to so. Writing is my life’s blood. And like most writers, I want to engage and communicate with others. In order to reach people, my writing must be both original and magnetic.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Pay attention. Observe what moves people and learn how to reach them where they are. Take your passion for writing and gingerly weave its message through the prevailing consciousness. People will turn a deaf ear to shouting, but they will strain to hear a whisper.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
Woman Chief by Rose Sobol. It’s the true story of a woman who became chief of the Crow Indians by refusing the traditional duties of women and by outperforming her male counterparts.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?