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Author Interview – Rachel Thompson

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Where do you see yourself in five years? Still writing away.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? There’s such a plethora of information out there about how to write. I find I do better when I focus on my own work and my own style. Trust your vision. Then test it out with other writers you respect and Betareaders before release.

What contributes to making a writer successful? Honesty. If people hate your work, there’s a reason for that. I’ve learned so much from the low-rated reviews of my first two books. Figuring out what I need to change has been such a terrific learning process for me.

What do you do to unwind and relax? I’m an avid reader. I still love to escape into books – either fiction or nonfiction. Just something that takes me somewhere else.

What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing? I’m constantly amazed at how well people receive my books and that they enjoy them (though some hate my first two books so vehemently – I actually love that also!).

If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be? There’s no easy way to sell your books. It’s hard work, but rewarding. Don’t be afraid of social media. And no matter what, always keep writing.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? I quote Lorrie Moore in my latest book, Broken Pieces: ‘Write something you’d never show your mother or father.’ It’s difficult for many people; for me, it’s been incredibly freeing.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? Publishing 3 books!

What is your favorite color? Dark pink – magenta.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? London.

***You will either LOVE this controversial book or you will HATE it. If you have no sense of humor, DO NOT BUY IT.***

  • ‘I’m over forty. I don’t have a blankie. I have vodka.’
  • Note: this is not a book of advice, how-to, or self-help. The author deconstructs stereotypes with satire. Totally different concept.
  • ‘I write about men, women, sex, & chocolate. My experiences, my truth, my martinis.’
  • *Note: Thompson employs hashtags (i.e., the # sign) in her collection. Google it. These are not typos, people #deargod.
  • Looking for a humorous take on family relationships or love and romance? Look no further.
  • Praise for The Mancode: Exposed – already a #1 bestseller in Marriage, Parenting & Families AND Parenting & Relationships!

–As a long time warrior in the Battle of the Sexes, I would’ve won a lot more skirmishes had I had a copy of Mancode in my saddle. Reaching back toward my shotgun, I would’ve found this collection. Instead of shooting the man, I could’ve said, “Stop acting like a man!” Buy Mancodeand stop wasting bullets. ~ Beth Wareham, author Power of No

–Finally! A woman who gets what I’m going through every day, from that whole spitting thing to my deep abiding love for chocolate. Well done! ~ Amber Scott, author of #1 Kindle bestsellers IRISH MOON, FIERCE DAWN, WANTED

–Mancode: Exposed is a scathingly funny, rapid fire and heartfelt look at men. Author Rachel Thompson delivers a satirical piece that invokes strong shades of Penny Marshall and Seth McFarlane. ~ Casey Ryan, Host & Creator, Cutting Room Floor radio program

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Genre – Humor / NonFiction

Rating – PG13

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