Sunday, May 26, 2013

Author Interview – Molly D. Campbell

imageWhen did you first know you could be a writer? The minute I started.

What inspires you to write and why? When your husband is a professional Accordionist, you need an outlet.

What genre are you most comfortable writing? Humor and fiction.

What inspired you to write your first book? I love unusual names. I have always wondered how one’s name might influence one’s personality. I began a Twitter stream of names and descriptions, for example: “Today’s character in search of a novel: She hates the word ‘underpants:’ Prissy Pursley.” I posted one on Twitter for a year before people began to love them and demand that I write the stories of the character names I was creating.

Who or what influenced your writing once you began? Always Erma Bombeck. Nora Ephron.

Who or what influenced your writing over the years? Any writer who is talented, influential, and making money is an influence on me.

What made you want to be a writer? I had already had a business career, raised two children, and decorated the house. I needed something to do.

What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? “Show, don’t tell.” I hate this. I just prefer to TELL.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? Any writer who thinks he/she doesn’t need a professional editor is nuts.

Do you intend to make writing a career? DONE.

Have you developed a specific writing style? I think all writers have their own ‘voice.’ It is just part of us.

Names! They fascinate humor writer Molly D. Campbell. Always curious about how a name might influence personality, Molly began a Twitter stream of names with one-sentence descriptions that soon became a pop culture phenomenon! Loretta Squirrels, a moonshiner who also beats up her husband, gained notoriety. Loretta was swiftly followed by eccentric dentists, dogs with human characteristics, cab drivers, Country and Western singers, and a movie star or two. With wonderful illustrations by Randy Palmer, this short  story collection is a quick & often rib-tickling read–this book is just what you’d want on vacation, in a waiting room, or on a long plane ride. For contemporary fiction, it just doesn’t get any better!

*Two-time Erma Bombeck award winning writer*

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Genre - Fiction / Short Stories

Rating – PG13

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