Author Interview: Ramcy Diek

Ramcy Diek is the author of the romantic suspense novels ‘Eagles in Flight’ and ‘Storm at Keizer Manor’.

Welcome, Ramcy!

Thank you! It’s great to be here!

What’s the best book you’ve read this year?

The best book I read this year is written by Robin D. Kardon. It’s called Angel Flight. Robin is an indie author and I was surprised how much I liked it since it’s hard to keep me captivated anymore. 

What are you working on writing now?

I’m working on the audio book for Eagles in Flight and my third novel, a dramatic thriller called Overland.

Ooooh! I love a good thriller! Tell me, do you have a favourite food or drink that helps you write?

I’m from The Netherlands and one of the things Holland should be famous for is the variety of licorice. There’s at least 200 different kinds and flavors. I love to chew on a piece of licorice when I need to step away to ponder.

Who designs your book covers?

My book covers are designed by Damonza.com

Forest, country, beach or city?

I love anything. I grew up in The Netherlands. That small country is busy and very city like. I enjoy the country much more. I need space, nature, trees, the ocean.  

What’s the best vacation you’ve had?

My best vacation was when I traveled around the United States with my soon to be husband. We drove around in an old station wagon for about six months. It was fantastic. So care free.

That sounds fabulous!

It was!

What movie can you watch over and over again?

One of my favourite movies was and probably still is Dirty Dancing. I haven’t watched in years. Is it on Netflix? Hulu?

What’s your favourite season? Why?

My favourite season used to be the summer, but while living in the U.S. it has become early autumn, when the days are still warm, the nights cool, and the leaves turn into their vibrant fall colours.

Oh! Yes! And all the nuts! That’s my favourite season, too! Oh… where was I? Let me just check my notes… ah, here we go.

What would you like people to know about being an Indie author?

I enjoy being an Indie author. It gives me the freedom to write when and what I want, without pressure, and you can make all the decisions yourself. It’s also hard, because you have to learn so much and it can become overwhelming at times.

Name something in life that you wish was easier.

I wish it was easier to find readers. 

I’m sure I can help you with that! Where can we find your books?

My books are all available through this link.

And where can readers find you on social media?

I’m on Facebook and Twitter, and I have a website.

Thank you for chatting with me today Ramcy, I really enjoyed it!

Thank you for having me.

Author Interview: Pamela Schloesser Canepa

Today I’m chatting with Pamela Schloesser Canepa, indie author of science fiction books since 2016, who is currently working on her sixth book, which is from the Detours in Time series.

Welcome, Pamela!

Thank you, Book Squirrel!

As you know, I’m a big reader and I always ask what people enjoy reading.
What’s your favourite thing that someone else has written? 

The Help, by Katherine Sprockett.  I really identified with the main character.

What are you working on writing now? 

I’m writing “Malachi,” a story based on a side character in my second book of the Detours in Time series (Undercurrents in Time).  Malachi, a young man with an interesting job, is hired by Milt, a Science professor in Undercurrents in Time to help guard his scientific secrets.  He’s so good at it, I just had to dive into his back story a little bit more.

What’s your favourite kind of music? 

I love electronic music, but with lyrics, like the music of Moby.

What’s the best vacation you’ve had? 

I went to the Bahamas on a cruise with my son who was ten.  We got along so well.  I was fresh off of a ‘soft’ breakup.  I got my hair braided on the beach, sipping a coconut pina colada while he gathered all the coconut shells he could find to make a miniature village.  I sang karaoke at night while he cheered me on.  I never stayed out late, but we had fun.  We also got a taxi van with a bunch of college guys who also loved singing.  I got a tan and sang a lot.  This was right before his tough teen years.

What’s your favourite TV show?  

Travelers, on Netflix.  I love just about everything about it, including the characters.

What movie can you watch over and over again? 

Two of them:  The Game, with Michael Douglas, and either the first or the most recent Bridget Jones movie.  It depends what mood I am in!

What’s your favourite season? Why? 

Fall, because it doesn’t make me as sick as Spring does, and there are so many cool and fun festivals or Halloween events!

And it’s so pretty… and there are nuts! And… oh, yeah. Interview. Right. Where was I? Let’s see… Who are your three greatest literary inspirations?

1.  Stephen King.  2. Margaret Atwood, and 3. Toni Morrisson.

What would you like people to know about being an Indie author? 

I would like people to know that being an indie author is sometimes a lonely undertaking.  You want to learn a lot and end up doing so by taking webinars to save money.  I know there is an answer, which is going to more author events, but I have just gotten started with that.

Name two things in life that you wish were easier. 

I wish getting older was easier, and I wish book marketing was easier, because I think I’ll need to keep doing both.

Where can we find your books?

My books are all on Amazon and in other stores via the Books2Read website.

Where can readers follow you on social media? 

I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads, and I have a website.

That’s great! Thanks for chatting with me today, Pamela!

Thanks for having me, Book Squirrel! It’s been fun!