Interview with very talented author, Craig T. Feigh...


Craig T. Feigh is an Author of several different genres of books.

He is most noted for his Little Bit & Big Byte Series of Children's Books.

Little Bit & Big Byte are the first "technology-related" characters in Children's Picture Books and are popular for any child who loves to use the computer, phone, or iPad.

Craig also writes Humor and Christian Living books.

You were born in Illinois, went to college in Hawaii (nice!) and now are in Kansas. There has to be a story of some kind in between the three states. Can you elaborate?

I was blessed with a little athletic talent and was fortunate enough to get a scholarship to the University of Hawaii to play baseball. After graduating, I went back to Illinois where I started my career in Telecommunications. I was transferred to Overland Park, KS several years ago where I still reside with my wife, son and dog, Bunker.

You own a Christian apparel company. So how did the lawn & garden tool patent come about?

I love to golf and love the Lord, so I blended the two several years ago and created an Apparel Company called, Christianitee. I had ten Christian golf themed logos such as “Fairway to Heaven” and “On Course for the Lord.” I embroidered shirts, hats and towels and did very well. I sold the Company a few years back.
I was working in the garden one day trimming my bushes. I had just put down new mulch and the clippings were hard to remove from the mulch. I tried to put a plastic bag around the bush, but the wind blew it away. I went to the Hardware store and asked the Manager if there was a device I could wrap around my bushes to catch the clippings? He said there wasn’t and the CLIPPING CATCHER was born. I have a patent on it.

What inspired you to write the Little Bit & Big Byte stories?

I was looking for a technology-related Children’s Picture Book for my son (who was 5 at the time). I went to Barnes & Noble and they had none, so I felt that it was a great idea, so Little Bit & Big Byte were created. I want all my books to have unique characters, be fun to read, be professionally illustrated, have a story within a story with a “hidden” object to find in each picture, and to teach a life lesson.

Those are both delightfully illustrated! How did you find your illustrator?

I searched the Internet for Illustrators. There are lots, but ONE caught my attention. Patrick Carlson is the first illustrator to use Computer Graphics for all his illustrations. He is an award winner who does an excellent job.

You inherited your imperfections from your mom? What did you inherit from your dad?

From my Dad I learned to always be on time. You can set you clock to me. I think I taught my son the same trait as he is never late.  

The Sure Way to Him. I've read it and reviewed it for you. What inspired you to write that book?

I’m an Evangelist at Heart. I wanted a simple way for Christians to remember the Romans Road, which in my mind was hard to remember. While reading Romans one day, the word S.U.R.E came to me. I think it is one of the best books on evangelism and the basics of our faith. My motto is BE SURE! That is on my license plate.

How did you go from telecommunications to selling Christian apparel?

I did both at the same time and worked long days.
 
How long did it take you to find the right publishing company for each of your books and what tips can you give other authors who are deciding on going with traditional or self publishing?

I tried to find a Publisher who did eBooks, soft and hardcover, and had excellent relationships with Amazon and other Bookstores.

Have you considered doing an audio book for the two computer books?

No, I haven’t considered it.

Craig's books can be found at Amazon in both print and kindle formats, as paperbacks and in hardcover formats. Learn more by visiting his author's page at Amazon or by visiting:

Interview with Katie Sansone...


V.K. (Katie) Sansone is the author of 10 published works, most of which were written for children. She and her husband live in Kentucky. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.

With a passion for storytelling and a very creative imagination, her children's books are for readers ages 7-10, or to be read to children ages 3-6. There's also one just for tweens ages 11-12.

For the adults, she has two non-fiction works, one of which is a memoir filled with stories, poems, letters and a look into the author's personal life; the other, a very vivid recollection of a dream.

Her books are available at Amazon.


Where do you get your story ideas?

I mostly just get my ideas from my own mind. I mean, like when I was small, I watched Walt Disney and things like that, and it set my imagination afire.
How do you develop your characters?

Sometimes I just have them right there in the forefront of my mind and then other times I create them as I go to fit the story line.

Of all the books you've written, which did you find the most difficult?

“My First 24 Hours In Hell” was the hardest, because it was based on a dream that I feel GOD gave me back in 1980, I believe it was, when I prayed and asked HIM what Hell was like. Not that I wanted to go there, but just to understand it better, you know what I mean?

What are you working on now?

My mind has been blank for so many years now (little laugh) and different things happening in my life. A giant move from one state to another a few years ago and some surgeries, with illnesses and deaths in the family, so things were put on hold, you know? But I am trying to finish my kids’ mystery book titled, “The Mystery of the Secret Room”.

Are there any other writers in your family?

No, not that I know of, but some people with artistic gifts for painting, casting metals, playing musical instruments and things like that. But no authors…just me. 

How did you get started writing books?

I began writing seriously about 1980, I think. Just children’s stuff and the like. Some just for fun and some were for my own children. They enjoyed them a lot. But my writing was interrupted by the death of my spouse, and it took me awhile to get back on track.

What inspires you to write the most?

Just my love for sharing my heart with others or just telling little stories and watching the faces of the children, with wide eyes of excitement or to see that I can move a person to tears, even adults. 

Was it difficult to find a publishing company?

Yes. The first one (Living Waters) turned out to be a rip-off if you know what I mean. 

What steps should other writers take when trying to get published the first time?

Be watchful, shop around and trust the person(s) who publishes. Make sure they are reputable in their business.

What is your favorite kind of book to read?

Biographies, mysteries, things like that.

Is there anything else you'd like to say to help other aspiring writers?

Just that sometimes the stories come in a roll and just go with it. Write about things you know and things you like to do. Be explanatory but not lengthy and make it interesting to others as well as yourself.



Katie Sansone is the author of over 10 books, available at Amazon in both print and kindle formats. Learn more by visiting her Amazon author page or her webpage at: https://www.authorsexpresspromotion.com/katie-sansone

Interview with Jennifer Robins, author of over 20 novels....


Jennifer Robins took up writing about the paranormal after a long time in the business world. She attended Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio (TriC). Her interest in the unexplained we live with has taken her to some intense research of many intriguing subjects. These findings have inspired her to write the stories she puts into words for others to enjoy. She lives with her husband and a few wonderful pets. Jennifer spends time with her grown family, loves to write, paint in oils and play the piano.
 

Where do you get your story ideas?

It’s hard to say. Sometimes from out of nowhere and other times from something I’ve heard or seen.


How do you develop your characters?

I think of the story and who would best fit.


Of all the books you've written, which did you find the most difficult?

The one I’m working on right now. It’s about the end of the Civil war when the people in the south had to either stay and repair their lives or move out to the west. I did a lot of research of that period and found so much to write about, but it took a lot of time. I think it will be worth it.
 
What are you working on now?

Two novels. The one I just told about and a rewrite.


Are there any other writers in your family?
No and I wish there were, so I'd have someone to talk to that knows what I’m talking about.


How did you get started writing books?

Long time ago when someone told me I couldn’t write a book. I had mentioned how much I wanted to, and they just laughed.


What inspires you to write the most?

This may sound a little sad but true. At the bedside of my daughter Kathleen as she was dying of cancer, she made me promise I would continue writing and I have done just that with no regrets. Plus, I need something to occupy my mind now that I once again lost a third child.
 

Was it difficult to find a publishing company?

Not if you don’t mind going with a small publisher who doesn’t promote, and you are willing to promote your work yourself. The larger publisher is more difficult to get with.

What steps should other writers take when trying to get published the first time?

Check on all of them. There are many who are not good to go with.


What is your favorite kind of book to read?

I read all or Nora Roberts books and some just like she puts out. Love it.


Is there anything else you'd like to say to help other aspiring writers?

Don’t expect to earn millions, at least not at first. And do expect rejects, they are only part of the process. Just keep going. 

Jennifer's books can be found at Amazon in both print and kindle formats. She is the author of over twenty novels. 

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http://www.jenniferrobins.com/