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Author Interview with Kristi Gillespie

Updated on April 18, 2016
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Introduction

It's always exciting to hear about a new author, especially one who has a written their first book. The first book can set the tone for a writing career and introduces an author to the writing world. It is also the product of an idea that grew into a long term project with a specific message in mind. Nobody knows how it will be received, and the audience might get something totally different out of it, but that's the exciting part. Author Kristi Gillespie has just written her first novel, "Gultar The Gentle Giant" and is in the process of discovering how it has been received in the book world. Below is my interview with Gillespie along with links to buy the book.

The Interview

1. How many books have you written and where can you buy them?
I have published one book as of this date. You can buy it on BookBaby http://store.bookbaby.com/book/Gultar,-The-Gentle-Giant or on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Gultar-Gentle-Giant-History-Journey-ebook/dp/B019WVNWHK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460764127&sr=1-1&keywords=gultar or on Barnes and Nobles http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gultar-the-gentle-giant-kristi-gillespie/1123181549?ean=9781682222492

2. What famous books can you compare to your own?

The Outsiders meets The Lord of the Flies is the best I can think of.


3. Why do you write for this particular age group?

I wanted a book my niece and nephew could read and enjoy.

4. How autobiographical are your books?

This one is slightly autobiographical in that I have traveled all over the US and met some wonderful people. Most of my books contain a little piece of the real me.

5. What’s the best compliment that you’ve ever received about your writing?

"I couldn't put it down!"

6. What has been your greatest moment as a writer so far?

Finally being published after all these years.

7. Where do you get your covers?

My friend, Frederik Scholpp, is an amazing artist and can draw/paint almost anything.

8. Who is your biggest fan?

My wife, Michele. She keeps me going when I get discouraged.

9. What is next for you?

My next book is called Barry's Girls. It follows the spirit of a child reborn as her younger sister in order to save her mother's soul and her own as well.

10. End with a quote (from one of your books, a favorite quote by someone else, or one that has been on your mind recently).

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
-Mark Twain

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