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Interviewing Joseph De Cross aka: Lord De Cross

Updated on August 17, 2012

Joseph de Cross

Calling On Joseph de Cross

wanting to see if I could get an interview with the great Lord De Cross and keeping my fingers crossed, and holding my mouth right I had convinced him to meet me (Michelle Anderson) roving reporter for the Hub at the Corner café On 12th and 6th street for coffee and a promising interview.

My name is Michelle; I am a new freelance Amateur Journalist. I am interviewing Writer Joseph De Cross, today August 17, 2012, at 3:00 pm Eastern time.

I am so excited about interviewing Joseph. He is quite a character. His hubs range from sad to laughter to making you take a test of your mind. Ever since I started following Joseph oh my, what can I say, I am amazed and I feel like a better person for reading his great hubs.

After Deborah Brooks convinced me to do this I have to say I think I will kiss her later..Hee Hee.

When up walked a tall good-looking man with dark eyes and dark hair, wow what a looker. The muscles ripping out of his shirt must be from all the typing he does on his laptop.

It was a hot humid day and we both were sweating to boot or was it the excitement of the moment? I will not speculate.

He sat down and shook my hand and with a deep voice he said “Hi, I am Joseph aka Lord!”

Wow amazed, I sat with my mouth hanging open. I swear he looks like presidential material to me.

Getting my voice together I managed to get the interview started.


Joseph De Cross

“ Glad to see you here Michele!”

“Thank you, Joseph, great Writer and Hub friend, so good to meet you. First off I want to say I am honored that you would let me interview you I know Debbie is excited but she wishes she could have been here herself.”

Question 1:

Okay answer this question.. "What makes the Lord De Cross so wise?"

Lord: Well, it is in the genes Michelle, my father was an avid reader and it might be due to a loving mom as well. I'm as normal as any one Michelle it is just that, we love to read and write.

Question 2:

”Joseph, how long have you been writing?”

Joseph: “I could say, since first grade. My imagination started with my first written words: Mother, father, family and so on... but honestly I got serious since 2004.

Question 3:

“Where do you find your inspiration?”

Joseph: “This is very complex dear Michelle. All can relate to this. It comes from own view of the world. I might have a title in mind and then I get to work on a hub (article).”

Question 4:


Joseph: “I should say, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Jules Verne, Arthur C. Clarke, and others that I forgot to name.”

Question 5:

“What do you love to write most about?”

Joseph: “About life: I love to make people smile, feel, and experience life through our writing. Could be a poem, a fiction piece, or just a ranting, our mind is really unpredictable...”

Question 6:

“Joseph, Are you are working on a book to be published can you tell us about it?”


“Yes, it is unfinished book that take us to another world. It starts in the mountains of Colombia, and might end in another planet. We don't know the ending yet, but is half way done. We did travel to Colombia several times for research though.”

Question 7:

“What are your favorite hubs; they could be yours and or another hubber?”


“I like those hubs that move us. We can choose Billybuc, Cloud Explorer, Curiad, MissOlive or Aevans. I can name so many and the list can take more than 2 pages. Of course I love Deborah Brooks’ poetry, and she has shared her thoughts with us on FB.”

Question 8:

“Beside your book what projects are you currently working on?”


“Actually, taking it easy, we have a day job that keeps us busy, and we are having fun, reading and commenting on wonderful hubs. We apologize if we don't have time to check on all of our wonderful friends at HP.”

Question 9:

“Joseph, tell us a little bit about your writing style?”


“I think it comes from real life. We have been through loss and real pain. Our humor is innate, and our style has been evolving by the day. Team Hub Pages have seen us grow, and we appreciate their valuable help behind the scenes, and also we recognize their efforts by putting us on the limelight with a new profile platform.”

Question 10:

“Joseph, what advice do you have for other struggling authors and writers on the hub today?”


“Mainly to trust in your own self, you need to work on your style, and start by writing about things that you really know about. Hub Pages knows when you did a great job. We all win when we improve our writing. Certainly, at times, you need a break. We listen to music, go out, cook, sing, and just have fun..!”

Question 11:

“Tell me about your family life?”


“I have three sons, ages 27, 18 and 9. Unfortunately divorce came into the picture around 2004, my kids are fine, and are as smart as dad. Work, creativity and a wonderful "better half" take our whole life... by storm literally!”

Question 12: What is your favorite music? Favorite bands…

“Love those 80's songs. Just want to share this one:

Bizarre love triangle" "by new order.”

We dance, and we love to dance all day, ask Tammy!

We love Tears for fears, Human league and so many... Gosh!

Question 13:

“What is your favorite thing in the world to do?”


“What a question Michelle! We want to know who told you to ask us this question was it Debbie. This is the hardest one. Honestly, we love to see the whole world smiling. So, by writing we accomplish part of our dream. We'd like to humanize the world. We know there is a creator up there, and we have come close to him with our science and that miracle of life.”

Lord De Cross’s hubs are extraordinary just like he is.

"There are so many reasons for us to be here – We find ourselves in a journey with no foreseeable end... and the rewards go beyond our own imagination.”

These are a just a few of Lord’s great hubs

Well Joseph my talented friend, this concludes our Interview. I want to thank you for your time, as we know you are a very busy writer. Thank you.”


“Thanks to you Michelle! Give Debbie a message for me, keep it cool girl!”

Shaking the great Joseph’s hand and leaving by the side door I couldn’t help but think I was just in the presence of greatness!

Thank you Lord De Cross for this wonderful interview!

By: Debbie Brooks

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Eddy thank you so good to see .. here is to many more . blessings . Debbie

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful intereview with a great writer Debbie ;so naturally asked and shared.

      Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Have a wonderful day.


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Crazed nice to see you my friend.. yes he is a great writer and hubber.. bless you my friend


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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Awesome, awesome. Joseph is an awesome person and his writing is so unique. I applaud him for his work and I applaud you, Debbie for getting the seasoned veterans a moment to really show us who we are. Thanks for posting this!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      beyond max thank much.. Lord is a great hubber

      Ann you will love Lord's Hubs

      Pickles thank you dear friend

      blessings to you all


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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Great interview, lovely style, Debbie! That was interesting and exciting experience to read about another talented fellow Hubber =)

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Great interview - it inspired me to read Lord's hubs!

      Voted up.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Smart idea Deborah. I enjoy reading hubs from you both.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lord my friend.. good to see you.. you are well loved my friend..

      God Bless you


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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Wow! So many wonderful friends! This is so... this is like getting a free Ice cream at Coney Island back in 1971. Dwachira man! Thanks for being with us. Can you believe we are going to be 50 in 3 months? About the Swahili; we take our time to find a word or phrase in your own language to create a real bonding. If some cannot go the extra mile, then they will stay in their own bubble. We have friends from Liberia, Ivory Coast and Accra Ghana. Pardonez moi!

      Thanks to all! Lucky Cats, you are a superb writer, and that writer's block is temporary. Thanks so much Tammy ! And to other new friends. Genna East, much apprecited! Coffee in My rice, gracias! Gypsy Rasma God bless for Riga and you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      dwachira I do believe that Lord de Cross has spent some time in South africa.. He is very knowledgeable.. and I agree with you one of the nicest and besy hubber.. so glad you liked th interview

      Genna thank you sweet friend.. You are both so awesome


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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very nice interview, Deb, with a talented writer.

      "There are so many reasons for us to be here – We find ourselves in a journey with no foreseeable end... and the rewards go beyond our own imagination.”

      Beautifully said.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Deborah, thanks for interviewing Lord De Cross for us all. From the time Lord De Cross commented on my hubs for the first time, i knew he was special. He makes this connection that establishes a friendship bond and you feel connected in a special way. He is a great writer and i knew that from the first day he emerged on my hubs by way of commenting. His articles are interesting and motivating to read.

      I always have this urge to ask him if, by any chance, he has been to East Africa or even spent a couple of days here, that is because when he comment on my hubs, he put superb Swahili (an East African language) words that tells me his grasp of Swahili language is way above average. I guess i will have to ask him some day.

      I have learnt a lot from Lord De Cross's writing and thanks Deborah for letting us know more about this great writer, friend and helper.

      Voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX



      Thank you.. Michelle and I thank you.. we are excited


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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent hub Ms. Debbie. Lord is one of the most creative and popular on Hubpages. It is great to get to know the man behind the legend. You did a wonderful job!

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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Oh, Michelle...this is so great. I am just getting to know Lord De Cross and I am so impressed with him, as well. I like your interview format and the conversational form. It is so real and easy to read. Love it! thank you for sharing this fine writer with us...and thank you, LDC, for being YOU...who are quickly becoming a source of inspiration for me...UP Awesome Beautiful and Interesting. And , forever hopeful! Kathy

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lord my friend. It looks like Michelle got the exclusive.. LOl



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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX





      thank you all my friends.. Joseph is a great writer and hubber


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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Great interview of the lord of HubPages Michelle! And kudos to Debbie as well. Cheers!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love this interview. Always knew Lord was something special and this interview made me feel like I got to know him really well. How wonderful to hear he's got three wonderful sons. Love all of his hubs and looking forward to reading more. Debbie hats off to you my friend for this ingenious idea. Well done. Passing this on to my followers.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      This is so good! It was very interesting to read. Interviews will always capture attention and this certainly did mine. Well done!


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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Thanks Dear friends. Margarite Eden, we refer to us, because we are several minds in one. Sort of muses taking turns. So we need to recognize a multiple effort in the final written inspiration. So many friend in here... we just feel honored to read them. Just one thing is sure, we will keep our humbleness to the end. Thanks Mhatter99!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      There is only one thing wrong with this article/interview.. Now we know it is the spark of you that brings alive the flavor. you are good!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      We are all getting to know lord a lot more here lately!!! I almost did not recognize him with his new profile pic. Great interview. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I enjoy Joseph's posts and his interview here highlights why he is such a great writer. Thanks for the share on this fellow hubber.

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Very interesting hub! I agree Joseph is a very interesting person, we all can see it in his hubs, you asked good questions too. The only other question I have is, who is he referring to when he says "we'?

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Lathing.. you are awesome my friend


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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Great interview! Michelle - Deb, you guys did a wonderful job ;)

      Now we know more about JDC ..... Debbie you are an excellent writer!

      Voting up....

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX






      thank you all and blessings to you all.. Michelle appreciates it too..



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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX





      thank you all and remember I am Michelle.. and I have never really met Joseph.. just pretending


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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Deb,

      You got the LORD to show his handsome face! That is awesome... Just like this interview!

      Voted UP and ABI and will be linking to my interview with LORD also!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Yes I agree these interviews are really interesting and love the way we get to know about others here...good job Debbie, VUAI&shared...thanks...

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great interview , enjoyed reading about lord de cross. Your interview series are very interesting, tells so mush more about our wonderful hubbers.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lol...ok. I am Michelle

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Now Frank is confusing me, lol that is easy to do. Still a wonderful interview. She does a great job. I have read a few a his hubs, and they have been very good.

      Voted up.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Or maybe... Our Dear Ms Brooks is fiction and Michelle is the real one with all this talent.. hmmm

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      just to let everyone know Michelle is a fictitious name. and we have not really met Joseph

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Debbie/Michelle :)

      Great job here! Joesph is indeed an awesome writer and worthy of this tribute! I enjoyed the introduction of him walking up to the interview! LOL :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great interview about one of my favorite Hubbers. Fantastic job and I love this series....Debbie, great idea...Michelle, great interview...tell Joseph thanks for the mention.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Our Ms Brooks what a great segway into the interview.. I like the roving skills.. although I have not read much of De Cross's work I have to say if he's on your radar screen his works have to be top notch!!!!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      I also loving reading about Great Lord aka Joseph :). You did a great job on this interview with him and loved learned a bit more about him through this interview. Have of course voted up and shared too!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yay! I love reading about our dear lord! He's one of the best people around here. Thanks Debbie (and your friend, Michele)! Awesome job! Loved it!