In celebration of hundredth post – A living series: I’m featuring yet another interview this weekend.
I love interviewing Authors about their books, their thoughts and stories, because their advice and path of publications and writing books is a road map for others who seek to get published –
Today we have the pleasure of interviewing –
Vicki Case, an Australian writer, is by day a criminal analyst with an Australian Law Enforcement Agency. At night and on the weekends, she creates inspirational and soul-revealing poetry and novels. This is the fourth poetry collection in her tetralogy on unconditional and eternal love.
Vicki has written heart touched poetry to date where she bears her entire soul to the world.
Vicki’s love and soul mate made her promise, and then he broke it, leaving her heart broken, Vicki spiralled into the depths of depression, but there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Her awesome poetic verses make you travel the journey and move you with her intensely honest words in form of poetry are uplifting, inspiring, motivating the readers.
If you have ever lost someone close or something that you loved unconditionally, then Vicki’s soul revealing poetry is for you.
Hi Vicki, thank you for agreeing to this interview as everyone among our author community is
aware that you create inspirational and soul-revealing poetry and novels.
Which writers inspire you?
I am inspired by writers with courage and internal fortitude. I am well-read however there are two writers who stand out; not only because of their writing ability; but because of the courage it took to author their respective books and produce them for the world to see. These two female authors are:
Taylor Evan FULKS – My Prison Without Bars; and
Vivien Ella Walden – Eating From The Cherry Tree.
I am also inspired by a great Australian author – Clancy Tucker. He has written a number of truly great books yet his name and his books are virtually unknown. It is such a pity as all of his books are captivating, inspirational and tales with great characters; with an Australian theme and storyline.
Wow! That sounds great, Taylor E.fulks is my inspiration too!
And I’m curious to know more about you from your writing desk.
So, what have you written and since when?
Since 2012 I have self-published four books of poetry; titled:
1. Unconditional Forbidden Love,
2. A Journey of Hurt; Captured in Ink,
3. Love Is Eternal; and
4. Forever Love
I have written a romance novel and an autobiography/memoir however neither to date have been published. I am currently working on another book of poetry.
Thanks Vicki for sharing your work with our readers.
Let’s talk about creative writing.
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand? And what is the hardest thing about writing?
I am old-fashioned I guess in a lot of ways. I prefer to write both my poetry & novels longhand and then transfer them to computer. As I am required to commute several hours a day to and from work, I find this method easier.
It takes an extremely brave person to have the confidence in themselves and their work to publish a book. The hardest thing I have found about writing is being recognised and accepted as a writer. If I were to tell people, I was a rock or movie star I would be treated differently. When I tell people I am an author their initial reaction is one of surprise. However, once I tell them I wrote poetry they quickly become disinterested and disappear into the crowd from which them originated. I often wonder how many of these people have ever tried to compose prose and verse? Very few, if any I would guess.
Even worse for me as an Australian poet and writer is that my own country persons do not acknowledge, recognise or care about poetry. Unfortunately, I am more appreciated by persons from the UK, USA or Canada than I am from my own country.
I’m sorry to hear that Vicki, and
I agree with you Vicki that hardest part of writing is that authors do get accepted and recognised locally firsr and the success of author gains books visibility, perhaps we do work hard writing our words that on average takes minimum sometimes to year too.
I wish you gain more success and readers from Australia do accept your work as well.
Well, moving ahead let’s hear ir from you regarding reading, do you prefer eBook’s or traditional paper/hard back books?
As I have said previously, I am old fashioned hence I love the traditional paper/hard back books. I love the feel of a book. I love being able to fold it back, put a book mark where I am up to and, if I feel the need, make notes in the columns.
What book/s are you reading at present?
At present I am reading ‘Born to Rule’ The unauthorised biography of Malcolm Turnbull by Paddy Manning. Malcolm Turnbull is the current Prime Minister of Australia.
What’s your views on social media for marketing and indexing your books ? Does it help boost up with the sales?
Please say your views about books marketing tools?
Your personal experiences on using social media as a place to get your books to find visibility?
Social media is a necessary evil. Although I have strenuously marketed my poetry books via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube book trailers, author/blog interviews and via opportunities through my publisher, such as; book signings and radio interviews, it has not positively boosted my book sales. I am at a loss as to what to do next; or better.
Thanks for sharing your valuable tips regarding social media with our readers, what advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Writing isn’t a career path that is likely to end in financial wealth; but it is a way to share your creative art with the world. If you have a dream – follow it. It will not be easy; but never give up.
Thanks Vicki again for sharing your thoughts and I wish abundance of success for your future projects.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
Forever Love book blurb –
To lose someone you love through death is tragic. Losing someone you love-your soul mate and best friend-via an ambiguous and unexpected text message is devastating; it can destroy your soul. When you lose a loved one, you go through the process of grieving that enables you to accept their loss and eventually let go. When the person you love severs you from their life and walks away without offering an explanation, how can you do the same? How can you understand and accept the loss so that you can move on with your life? Forever Love is a collection of poetry that considers the process of rebuilding a life after such a callous and devastating loss. The fourth volume in a series, it explores how author Vicki Case worked through this dark period in her life, searching for closure and answers to her questions. In the midst of her grief, she discovered the power of the written word in healing and began composing poetry that reflected the raw emotions she was experiencing. Forever Love contains soul-revealing and vividly honest descriptions of her emotions as she looked for a way to move beyond the hurt and devastation of a love lost.
Forever Love Amazon book link – http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Love-Vicki-CASE/dp/1452512124
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule and be a part of A living series talk. Thank you again for joining us today, Vicki.
Thank you so much for the invite Inderjit.
Do you have a promotion coming up? I look forward to putting your books in front of thousands of new readers!
For me, this is a great reward because of all the hard work involved. Because I’ve been investing my time on Twitter, face book pages, blogs promoting writers past 3 years
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