What is your name and/or pen name?
Hello. My name is Rick Peoples
What genre do you write?
What made you want to be a writer?
I cannot remember a time when I didn’t want to write.
How do you feel about the writing community as a whole?
I think that there a lot of very talented people out there. And thanks to technology, they now have an avenue to share their passion for the written word with the world.
Have you or will you be willing to collaborate with other authors in the future?
Absolutely. I do think it is important to make sure that we are simpatico from a discipline and work ethic perspective. I am working right now with an amazing group of Authors. Each has their own unique voice and style.
Tell us about your book and if it’s upcoming or already published.
It’s called “Hey Ma, Your Husband’s Dead.”. It was published the end of May. It’s a dark and funny story about family survival and growing up in the nineteen seventies. Here’s the premise:
After spending the past twenty five years living in relative peace and quiet in her tiny house by the golden pond, Beatrice learns that Fred, her second husband that she kicked out of the house has finally dropped dead. But before she can celebrate, it’s brought to her attention that since they had never divorced, it will be up to her and her four adult children to clean up another one of Fred’s messes, thus dragging them all back to a world that they had hoped to have left far behind.
The book follows the steps they go through to deal with cleaning up his meager estate and flashes back to their lives and the chaos Fred created.
Is your book or upcoming book an eBook, paperback, or both?
Yes. It’s available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo. And on my website.
Is this your first book?
Let’s just say that it’s the first one I felt comfortable publishing.
Are you planning to write more?
Yes. I am working on one right now.
Is there anything you would say to other writers, that want to write and publish a book?
Relish the writing. Writing the book was the easy part. The really tough part happens next. First there is the editing, editing, editing, and more editing step. It’s painful. Be sure that you work with someone that you trust and respect. Then there is the publishing preparation…formatting, cover design and let’s not forget the ever challenging marketing. It can be overwhelming. So many decisions to make…so many people willing to offer suggestions and you’ll find that many of their suggestions are the polar opposite of what you just heard. It can be overwhelming. Take a deep breath. Patience is the key. Reign in your attention deficit disorder. Take your time. Listen to your gut. You will get through it. I promise.
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Thank you for sharing with us Rick. I really enjoyed your advice for aspiring authors.
As Always, Happy Reading and Writing Everyone
G. D. Talbot