DAVEDA GRUBER, WRITER , ARTIST, PUBLISHER, PRODUCER, AND FORUM MANAGER

Author Interview with Daveda Gruber

QUESTIONS

1. YOU ARE AN ONLINE FORUM OWNER/MANAGER, WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR SITE AND WHAT DO YOU OFFER AND TO WHOM?

I own Poetry with Passion which is one of my companies. I offer a forum for poets to gain knowledge from others and for all of us to learn from new writers. Joree Williams, a talented and knowledgeable writer, gives lessons on all sorts of subjects. We offer a number of awards. We have a ‘Poem of the Week’ certificate which is mailed to the recipient with a special PWP pen, we also have a Poet of the Month award which spotlights the poet, and we have many talented poets who have won, with a professional Youtube video of a poem they have written. There is a ‘Poem of the Year’ award which a poet/writer wins a publishing contract with ‘Publishing with Passion.’ Mary Ann Harring-Duhart and Dorian Petersen Potter have won published books. Our site also gives a prestigious annual ‘911 Tower Award’ to the best poem about that tragic day. We give an acyclic ‘Cross Award’ to the best poem for the Christmas season. Our last winner, Helen VanEck Holub was most worthy of this trophy. We have awarded a ‘Silver Pen Desk Set’ to winners of our ‘Romance Contest.’ P. F. Kosak and Melinda Worland have both been most talented winners. We have an annual ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ and Erich Goller, Mary Ann Harring-Duhart and Helen VanEck Holub have all won in different years. This year our annual ‘Patriotic Award’ of a stunning bronze American Eagle with an American Flag wrapped around it, which had previously been won by Jim Elwood Davis (Raindance), a most deserving winner, keeps his trophy with pride, but this year, the start of the contest was interrupted because of the death of my mother. This contest will be in effect again next year. We have a Global Book published once a year and the best writer wins a publishing contract with ‘Publishing with Passion. Joe Hartman won this award last year by a landslide and the contest has begun for this year. All participating poets receive a free copy of the book for their participation. The contest will end when I have the time to do the book. Mary Ann Duhart is very helpful in putting poems/writings in groups so that I can work on a poet when I have the time and the poet has reached the limit of five entries. What would I do without my friends?

2.TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOU, WHERE YOU ARE FROM, OR GREW UP, EDUCATION, WHAT YOU DID BEFORE GETTING INVOLVED IN FORUM MANAGEMENT FULL TIME.

I was born in Montreal, Canada and am now a very proud American citizen; having aced my test. I do much more than ‘manage a forum.’ I am a professional video producer; having been in the music industry many years ago. I wrote lyrics to songs, worked a mixing board in a recording studio and even sang background vocals. I do profession graphic art design along with my partner Helen McManus. I have been ‘in the arts’ for many years now. I am a professional promoter. I have promoted an artist named John Petrie many years ago. He did a painting entitled ‘The Israeli Martyr’ which is a striking piece of art of the 1972 Olympics. I marketed posters of this amazing piece. I own a publishing company, ‘Publishing with Passion.’ I also write press releases and articles which spotlight the writers that I publish and write on a variety of subjects including political references and everyday life. I also design websites. I just designed a ‘Construction Website’ and now have learned about gutters, dry wall and many other things that I do not do or wish to do myself.

I guess, I believe in expansion. A ‘Blonde World’ can be quite complex and busy! I do many things.

3. WHEN DID YOU START WRITING AND WHY DID YOU BEGIN WRITING? / WAS THERE SOMEONE WHO INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE DURING YOUR FORMATIVE YEARS? ARE THERE OTHER WRITERS IN YOUR FAMILY BACKGROUND?

I started writing as soon as I knew what words were. I have always written and been interested in the English language and grammar, although, I speak French as well. I wrote a eulogy before I knew what one was when I was quite young and since, unfortunately, have had reason to write more.

4. WHEN DID YOU FIRST CONSIDER YOURSELF A WRITER?

When I was a child, people were always interested in what I had put into words. I would have to say; when I started to write I was a writer.

5. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC WRITING STYLE?

I write in a variety of styles. I have written novels for adults and children. I write both serious and humorous books. I can write any style of poetry and have created many forms that I am credited for. I have put Glossaries in poetry books and explained poetic styles.

6. HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BOOK TITLES?

That comes from a place inside my mind. My titles represent the book they will highlight and bring attention to.

7. HOW MUCH OF THE BOOKS ARES BASED ON REAL LIFE??

Some are based much more than others on real life situations. There is always a part of my stimulating imagination that seeps its way into my writing.

8. ARE EXPERIENCES BASED ON SOMEONE YOU KNOW, OR EVENTS IN YOUR OWN LIFE?

Some, but as I have said, I use real life situations, at times, as a base for a story or a poem and let it flow or take off from there.

9 .WHAT BOOKS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOUR LIFE?

Now, that is very difficult for me to answer. I have read so many, and actually, history has always fascinated me. There are too many to choose from and publishing books gives me new writers to focus on all the time.

10. IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE, WHICH WRITER WOULD YOU CONSIDER A MENTOR?

Mentor is too potent a word to set upon another. I feel that I have mentored myself.

11. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING NOW?

The ones I am publishing.

12. IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE BOOK TO READ THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, AND NOTHING ELSE, WHAT BOOK WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

I could not really pick one but, if I really had to, I would select the biggest history book I could get my hands on. We learn what the future will bring from what has already passed.

13.DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU ARE WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?

I just finished publishing ‘The Butcher’s List;’ an amazing murder novel by Roger S. Williams. I’ve just did the final editing on a most interesting political book, ‘A Letter to the Class of 65’ by Michael Duane Small. I’m in the process of finishing up a very inspirational spiritual poetry book, ‘Remembering Mama’s Prayers’ by Mary Ann Harring-Duhart. I am nearly finished formatting ‘The key to Success’ by Arthur Tugman and then there is my own book of humorous short stories entitled ‘My Blonde World.’ Quite a mixture, wouldn’t you say?

14.IF YOU HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING IN YOUR LATEST BOOK?

Not one single word.

15. WHAT IS YOU MOST OUTSTANDING TRAIT AS A WRITER?

I’d say that my most outstanding trait is that I am very versatile.

16. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU FIND PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING IN YOUR WRITING?

I am challenged when I am pressured for a deadline.

17. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR AND WHAT IS IT THAT REALLY STRIKES YOU ABOUT THEIR WORK?

Usually the author I am formatting a book for at the time. I enjoy the books that I put out for others to read. The books that I have published are all so well written.

18.WHO DESIGNED THE COVERS FOR YOUR BOOKS?

At this time, I do, and for some books Helen McManus does such a wonderful job. We sometimes collaborate on a cover. I do so many other things that the support I have from Helen and Joree Williams is most welcomed and appreciated.

19. WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART OF WRITING YOUR BOOK?

There is nothing ‘hard’ or difficult about writing a book except when it contains emotional content such as in my book ‘Death of a Daughter,’ which contains true accounts of my daughter’s shortened life.

20. DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING FROM WRITING YOUR BOOK AND WHAT WAS IT?

Living life is a learning experience so my books always give me little lessons in life.

21. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER WRITERS, PARTICULARLY NEW OR UNPUBLISHED WRITERS?

Don’t think you are the best. Read what others write and always learn. We all can discover from each other. You can write from your heart, make up stories or write on what you have special knowledge about. The mind has no restrictions.

22. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING SPECIFIC THAT YOU WANT TO SAY TO YOUR READERS?

Live your dream; never say it cannot be done.

23. IF YOU COULD MIRROR THE CAREER OF ANY OTHER AUTHOR, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Why would I mirror someone else, when the key is to be who you are?

24. IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE SOMETHING TO DO RATHER THAN WRITING AND MANGING YOUR FORUM, WHAT CAREER WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?

With managing a poetry site, formatting (publishing) books, doing video productions, creating graphic art designs, writing press articles and releases, creating websites for clients and maintaining my own sites and writing my own books and poetry; I can’t think of anything else at this moment. What else would I have time to do?

25. I KNOW YOUR FORUM IS DOING WELL, WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART OF GETTING IT TO STABILIZE AND GROW? HOW MANY MEMBERS DO YOU HAVE NOW, IF THAT IS NOT A TRADE SECRET?

I have many members. Read into what answers I have given you and you will find the answer to your own question.

26. WHAT IS THE INTERVIEW QUESTION YOU ALWAYS DREAD BEING ASKED? CAN YOU GIVE US THE ANSWER?

‘When do I have time to relax’ would be the question. I don’t have the answer.

27. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INTERVIEW QUESTION, AND WHAT IS THE ANSWER?

The question would be, “Is what you do gratifying?” The answer is, “Yes!”

28. WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOU?

I am not afraid to be myself. You just never know what to expect from me. I can be a fun person to be with because of my sense of humor. I live in ‘My Blonde World’ and I love people!

29. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO UNPUBLISHED WRITERS ABOUT GETTING THAT FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED?

Write it, then, ask people who are knowledgeable what they think. Explore the audience you are aiming for. Don’t grab a deal that just looks good or is inexpensive. Look for who will give you promotion. You get what you pay for.

30. WHAT HELPFUL ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE PLANNING TO START THEIR OWN FORUM?

It takes much work and computer knowledge. It takes money to get it off the ground and run it properly. You must have people who are trustworthy to help.

31. IS THE ADVICE IN QUESTION 30 APPLICABLE TO FORUMS OTHER THAN WRITING OR POETRY?

Yes, I believe so.

32. WHAT GIVES YOU TRUE HAPPINESS IN RUNNING YOUR FORUM?

Seeing others happy gives me pleasure. Watching others blossom to their full potential is very gratifying.

33. IS THERE A WEBSITE OR PAGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED ON YOUR REVIEW POST? JUST A GUESS, BUT I BET THERE IS ONE FOR YOUR FORUM? LIST ALL OF THE LINKS YOU WANT TO HERE.

http://poetrywithpassion.com

http://publishingwithpassion.com

http://davedagruber.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/davedagruber

I’d add more, but that would be ‘the blonde in me’ getting out of hand! Still, you can contact me at:

Daveda@Roadruner.com; or DavedaGruber@gmail.com, orpublishingwithpasssion@gmail.com

34. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO THOSE WHO READ AND COMMENT ON YOUR INTERVIEW?

I would like to say thank you to all of you who took the time to read this article. I hope that you have enjoyed my answers. Come visit! Love to all from, Daveda!


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Daveda is a talented writer, artist. video producer and successful owner/manager of her on poetry and writing forum. This is a very interesting interview. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Daveda. Bob


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Bob, for interviewing me. You are a true gentleman.


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Mary Ann Duhart 5 years ago from Stockton Ca

What an awesome interview. Very uplifting and exciting piece. Thanks for including me and others in your answers. I certainly enjoyed reading it.


Helen McManus 5 years ago

This is the first interview I've read, and Daveda aced it...the questions were well thought out and presented, and the answered were sincere and concise...

Kudos to you both!!!!

Helen


Tiffany Smith 5 years ago

This is a great accounting of a website, service, and promoter who is doing what she loves, and is helping others to overcome the urge to wield excuses instead of their best effort. Daveda Gruber gives two larger-than-life pieces of advice within. First "Live your dream; never say it cannot be done", and "Write it, then ask people who are knowledgeable what they think". If you follow her worthy advice, you will be who and what you want to be on your own terms.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Mary Ann Duhart. Now, how could I do an interview and not mention you? Love from Daveda.


MARILYN FRANCIS/MAFLongfellow 5 years ago

EXCELLENT INTERVIEW DAVEDA, VERY INFORMATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL,OUR LOVE OF POETRY AND WRITING MAKES US

SISTERS FOREVER, GOD BLESS, MARILYN/MAFLongfellow


Roger S. Williams 5 years ago

What an exceptional person Daveda is. And this is the Daveda we have come to know and love. Not only does she do what she loves and loves what she is doing, but she loves helping others in their endeavors. Truly, "One of a kind." As I once stated, I guess to her, I am lucky to have found her. Keep it up, Daveda, we love you.

Roger


Helen VanEck Holub 5 years ago

Daveda, you outdid yourself with your answers to Bob's questions. I, too, thank you for mentioning my name as I feel very honored to be on the site with everyone. It's a pleasure to be there; to write my poetry and give my advice whenever I can. At 78, I have gained some wisdom; but you really honored all of us with your concise and excellently thought out answers...all of them honest and truthful. You are, indeed, an exceptional person and I am happy to have you as my advisor, when I need advice. God bless you. Yes, we do all love you and the work that you put in to PWP is outstanding. Helen ?


Linda West 5 years ago

I really enjoyed the interview. It gave me insight into a side of Daveda that I didn't know. I didn't realize she was into so many things and I am impressed.


Leokadia Vella 5 years ago

Daveda, this is a wonderful interview presented here by Robert. Your achievements are enormous as is shown throughout this interview. May you continue to gain success in all avenues in your life. Take care always, Lee


Erich Goller 5 years ago

This is an wonderful interview. I have known Daveda for several years from different poetry site. She is a great poetess and is always a pleasure to read her poetry and stories.Davada is a very outgoing Lady and it my pleasure

to call her my friend. Blessings!Erich


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Helen McManus. You are an important part of what we do.


Viola 5 years ago

This is an awesome interview. Daveda is a very exceptional and talented lady. She has a wonderful outlook on life, and it shows in everything that she does. Her blonde world as she put it brings smiles to her member’s faces and sunshine into their day. Daveda never stop being you, because who you are, and what you are about is why we all love you so much. Viola


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Tiffany Smith for the wonderful comment that you have posted. I am overwhelmed. Love from, Daveda


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John Henson 5 years ago

A very good and interesting interview Daveda, I hope that your dreams continue to grow..............John


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Marilyn Francis/MAFLongfellow. Sisters forever! Love from, Daveda


Nancy Adair Childers 5 years ago

Daveda, A very good interesting review.

always nice to learn more about you and your work.

love, Nancy


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you so very much Roger S. Williams. Love to you and Bette!


Joseph S. Spence, Sr. 5 years ago

This is an exceptional interview. I like the pattern of the questions and the sincere and concise answers given. Daveda is very multi-talented and it shows in her work and answers. Keep doing what you're doing girl; the sky is the limit. Great job!

Blessings always,

Joseph


Arthur Tugman 5 years ago

Congratulations Daveda on your interview. Great having you for my publisher.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Helen VanEck Holub! Your book 'The Peanut Butter Caper' now has a black and white version for sale!


Dorian Petersen Potter 5 years ago

This interview is truly awesome! It was a real pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing and everything else you do! xxx Love.D.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Linda West for being such a good friend!


Lynne Cullen 5 years ago

Neat interview Davida...I have known Daveda from the ole blue days and always did enjoy her poetry.....especially the ice castle series.....and some of her poetry has been so raw from real life experience that she has shared with all of us and that does take a lot to open yourself up like that....Always wishing Daveda all the best that life has to offer and poetry of course!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you for taking the time to comment Leokadia Vella, my friend for life.


Thomas Doutt 5 years ago

Davida, very nice interview.I can not thank you enough for the Website you designed for me.It is nice to know that even though my site was for construction, you made it eye catching and interesting.Also the video you produced for the website was outstanding.Best Wishes and THANK YOU!!!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Erich Goller it is my pleasure to call you my friend. Thank you for your beautiful comment. Love from, Daveda


fashion 5 years ago

Great interview.Very uplifting and exciting piece.Really you made it interesting.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Viola for all the wonderful things you have said about me. I appreciate your comments my dear friend. Love from, Daveda


P. F. Kosak 5 years ago

Daveda is a dear friend and an amazing talented woman. I am thankful to her for providing a wonderful place where writers and poets can come together to encourage one another and grow as writers. She is so special in my life! Love you my friend just keep getting better! Paulette


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you so much John Henson, I hope all your dreams come true too, my friend!


Bonnie H 5 years ago

Great interview! I think you are truly a unique and lovely person, Daveda, and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to know and work with you. : )


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Nancy Adair Childers for being interested in my work. You are a great writer and it was my pleasure to publish Granny's Book Box for you, now available in black and white. I send you love!


Sky 5 years ago

Fantastic, an inspiring interview, I want to hear more


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful comment Joseph S. Spence, Sr. It is so greatly appreciated.


Linda Shlay 5 years ago

Nicely done! I enjoyed reading this interview.Daveda is a very talented woman.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Arthur Tugman. Your upcoming book "The Key to Success" is almost done! I love being your publisher. Love from Daveda.


'S" 5 years ago

Great interview. This woman is definately multi-talented. I'll have to look her up.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Dorian Petersen Potter. It was my pleasure to publish 'Praising Through Poetry' I send you love!


an interested person  5 years ago

What an awesome intelligent woman of so many talents!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Lynne Cullen. Castle of Ice is a short novel now. Its been out for a couple of years. I send you love. Come post on 'Poetry with Passion' and I'll send you a copy of the book.


I Found it on Google 5 years ago

Interesting interview. I was looking up this woman and found this. She is worth looking up.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Thomas Doutt for commenting. We really miss seeing you. My doggie looks for you!


Rhonda Rithers 5 years ago

I am impressed with the questions and answers. Daveda sure knows how to answer a question.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you fashion! So nice of you to comment.


william manson 5 years ago

I am tres impressed xx I have learned a lot about you from this interview, you made me tired reading of all the things you do, and I wonder how you manage everything, but you do and do very well.. thank you Daveda for the insight into your life xx


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

My dear P. F. Kosak, I love you and adore your many talents. You make the most beautiful dolls, the 'Lanie Doll' being my favorite. Your writing always is so full of emotion and your paintings are awesome. I think with your real estate job you may do as much as me, my sweet friend Paulette!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Bonnie, you have taught me to heighten my levels to an awesome place. I recommend your services highly. My friend, no one, knows adobe in-design better than you! I send love to you and John.


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DadWorksFromHome 5 years ago

Golly, Daveda, you are so awesome. I am so happy to have you for my publisher. This is a most wonderful interview. I have never been interviewed but I would love to one day be worthy of such a write up. Thank you for publishing my 5th book. Several of which have gone global. I am so excited to pull up Amazon.com and my name Arthur Tugman and see my books there. You have done a wonderful job creating my covers and all the art work.


Michael Duane small 5 years ago

What can I say that has not already been said. Daveda is the best that has happened to me in a long time. She has been my inspiration to publish. Wonderful interview and I really appreciate my name being included. You are very special Daveda. Love you. ~~Michael


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Sky for taking the time to read this interview and to make a comment.


Bill 5 years ago

I see she is a Steeler fan on top of all the other stuff she does. Cool.


John R. 5 years ago

She is beautiful and talented. I found her on Youtube and Googled her name and found this. She is awesome man.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you so very much Linda Shlay for taking the time to read and post a comment! I send you love.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Okay 'S' look me up over 100 pages can entertain you! Thank you from Daveda.


Janice Rae Pariza 5 years ago

Daveda is one of the most enterprising people I know. Her writing style is superb! Her books have helped me make it through many a night, she has encouraged me to write also and is a wonderful Mentor! It is so great to see someone's dream accomplished! Many more books to come Daveda! I hope so!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you 'an interested person.' I am happy I sparked an interest!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you for clicking on this interview 'I Found it on Google!'


Steeler Fan 5 years ago

Another Steeler fan gets a thumbs up with me! So cool she wrote that Steeler book. I saw her interview on TV before the last Super Bowl. We love her in Steeler Country.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you for taking the time to comment Rhonda Rithers!


THOMAS J GRUBER 5 years ago

HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR ADDING ME TO THE LIST, DAVEDA GRUBER, HAS A PASSION FOR WRITING BOOKS AND HER DREAMS CAME TRUE, AS SHE TOLD US NEVER LET YOUR DREAMS DOWN, DO WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE, MAKE YOURSELF A TRUE PERSON, MAKE A DREAM WATCH IT GROW, A SEED ONCE PLANTED BECOMES IN FULL BLOOM, AND THE DREAM IS RISEN, DAVEDA YOU ARE A COMMITTED TRUE PERSON IN LIFE, NEVER GIVE UP FOR WHICH YOU'LL SHOW US A TRUE MEANING OF LIFE INSIDE ALL YOUR BOOKS, IM CHERISHED TO HAVE A FRIEND LIKE YOU, YOU SHINE YOUR STAR SO BRIGHT, IN A DIRECTION NO ONE HAS, THATS WHY YOUR A SHINNING STAR, THAT SHINES SO BRIGHT, MUCH LOVE AND PASSION TO YOU, YOUR FRIEND THOMAS J GRUBER


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you William Manson. You are a great asset to our poetic community!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you 'DadWorksFromHome' (Arthur Tugman)I'm working on your latest book. The sixth I am publishing for you. The cover is on the new member video I just finished. It will be on the front page of the site soon!


Karl 5 years ago

She sure does many things I could never do. I'm a Steeler fan too and have her Steeler Cheers book. She's the number 1 STEELER FAN yeah!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Michael Duane Small. We got one 'A Letter to the Class of '65' out now let's get 'The Shadow of My Smile finished and published. The cover is on the new video just completed for the front page of 'Poetry with Passion.' Hope you enjoy it. Love from, Daveda


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Yes, Bill, you are right! One of my books is 'Steers Cheers!' Thank you for the comment.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you John R.I'm so happy to hear that you like my Youtube page!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you dear sweet Janice Rae Pariza! I hope to see you again soon!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Steeler Fan! I was so surprised when the TV crew came in and asked if I would do an interview!


Carol M. 5 years ago

I saw this after I watched an excellent Youtube video of Daveda narrating her book 'My Blonde World. She is so funny. I thought she was in China and then at the end I realized it was a great background setting in some fancy hotel. I wanted to know more so I looked her up. I found this article. She does more than I thought. She is most entertaining.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you THOMAS J. GRUBER! I really appreciate your comment. Thank you and I send you love!


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Well my fellow Steeler fan, Karl, we lost to the Ravens but we'll come back ever stronger! Thank you.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Carol M. In a 'Blonde World' you can be anywhere you want to be.


Sam Chase 5 years ago

Well I guess I would have to expect something so awesome from this beautiful lady who I stumbled upon on the internet. She looked too good to be true and she is. She does things bigger than life. This interview proves my point. Is there anything she doesn't know how to do? I bet not. Sam Chase


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Sam Chase! I guess I love to do many things! You wrote a very sweet response to this interview!


Joe Hartman 5 years ago

Nice job Daveda.

You are as interesting in type as

you are on the phone.

Joe


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Joe I love to talk to you on the phone. We laugh so much! Thank you!


Ellen 5 years ago

Nice to catch up to what you are doing Daveda. You seem to keep on expanding as you put it. Great interview.


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Thank you Ellen. Yes, I'm always expanding.


Nora Frank 4 years ago

I heard that you wrote a new book with two other authors. Is that true?


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Daveda Gruber 4 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Yes Nora, I just finished publishing "Three Points of View." The book contains subjects and then three poets including myself, Joree Williams and Helen McManus respond. Each is a different perspective on the subjects. Thank you for inquiring.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Congratulaltions Daveda, your interview is once again highest ranked of the author interviews. Bob


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Daveda Gruber 4 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Oh my Bob, this is such an honor! This makes me feel happy! Thank you to all who read and voted me up on this interview!

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