I received this book free for a honest review.
- Tell us about your book and how the story came to be. Well actually it all sprang from a 2012 conversation I had with MuseItUp Owner and Publisher Lea Schizas where she planted the seed for a blog with multiple bipolar authors. I filed the idea away and it gestitated. What started out as an open letter to my favorite actor Daniel Craig quickly became a way for me to share my memoirs in a safe and uninhibited manner.
- What three words best describe your main character? It’s a memoir so all I can say is check out the blurbs on the back of the book. I’m terrible at describing myself lol.
- Do you have a method for creating your characters, their names and what do you think makes them believable? What makes the character or in this case people and situations I relate is the raw and frank manner I share my emotions about them with.
- Do your characters follow your plot path or do they take on a life of their own? Do you keep them in check? The story is about my road to recovery from a bipolar breakdown 16 and a half years ago, my letters at times seemed to write themselves at to whatever emotion I was feeling.
- Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? If so, how did you over come it? No writer’s block is not an issue for me. At times I suffer from anxiety. For that I either drink coffee or herbal tea.
- What types of books do you like to read? Books have influenced me greatly over the years. Movies too. Often film will inform my writing almost more so than books.
- What do you like to do when you aren’t writing? Watching films, hanging out with friends, reading and listening to music. God I love to listen music and make films too.
- What’s next for your writing? Are you working on a new story? I’m actually working on a screenplay I plan on filming in March. I have local 9 store tour set up for Letters to Daniel. And I’m lucky be hosting my first Manhattan bookstore signing at Bluestockings Books. I’m also hard at work on another screenplay No Ordinary Love, the second book in the Cooke and Cooke series and a non-fiction marketing book.
- What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve received? Three parts. 1) You gotta reject rejection. 2) Seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. 3) Don’t get it right. Get it Written.
Amy McCorkle is an award winning and bestselling author, blogger, screenwriter and filmmaker with 10 Amazon Bestselling titles including the #1 Bella Morte: Beginnings. A 2015 Epic Finalist with a small collection of letters from the blog. This landed her an agent and she went on to collect all the letters one large volume and receive a blurb from bestselling author and producer Joel Eisenberg. Her documentary based on the letters has gone on to screen at 5 film festivals and win awards at 3 of them.
Where can readers find you and your books?
Available on Amazon in Print as well.