Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Author Interview with Rose Candis

Today I am really excited to showcase author Rose Candis on the blog for her Cover Reveal,
UNDER the BED across THE WORLD.  I have a great Q and A for all of you.  So Enjoy!!! 

                        *What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?*  

                      For me, it has been critical to allow God to be in charge of the timing of
                      the book’s completion. With a private therapy practice, daughter involved
                       in activities, spouse, and exercise and self care routine, I have needed to
                      be patient with my writing. I have also needed to allocate time for writing
                      sometimes during the wee hours of the night!

                         *Have you ever read or seen yourself as a character in a book or movie?
                          Of course I see actors or read about characters who different parts of me
                         connect with at different parts of my life. Redemption, a memoir about a
                          woman who was abused by her father and Sarah Jessica Parker from Sex in the
                          City who loves fashion and excitement rang a bell. Others too.
                      *What is the single most powerful challenge when it comes to writing a*memoir?*
                         With the particular subject matter of my first book, not making it boring
                         or a sob story, but an interesting narrative that captures the reader.
                          With the sensitive nature of my subjects about which I write, keeping
                          anonymity has been challenging. I don’t love having to have a pen name
                          but in order to protect myself and others, it has been necessary.
                         *What do you consider your biggest failure? 

                         I don’t like to consider myself as having failures, only opportunities for
                         growth. It has been challenging to work with not allowing my anger to take
                         over, and also to not get too busy.
                          *Your childhood obviously plays a huge part in writing a memoir. How 
                         difficult did you find revisiting the painful periods of your life? 

                          One of my writing coaches told me that one must wait a period before
                          writing about painful events to have perspective. I had done years of
                          healing in therapy before I began writing Under the Bed Across the World.
                          Still, certain pieces brought up unresolved feelings which provided more
                         opportunities for healing.
                          *Are you jealous of other writers?
                           Not really. I know I am a better therapist than writer and I am ok with
                          *Are there any occupational hazards to writing a memoir? 

                            Of course, not using a pen name could open one up for lawsuits. That is
                            why I am using a pen name.
                         *What do you want to be when you grow up?
                            I feel like I am finally becoming who I have always wanted to be. I do
                            want to do some missions and continue doing the work I am currently
                           involved in.

                       Thanks so much Rose Candis for being with us today and sharing with us.  


Rose Candis said...

Kim, thank you for posting my cover reveal and the interview questions. They were a lot of fun to answer. My memoir will be released September 6th on Amazon.com. Thank, you!

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