Showing posts from October, 2021

Starting a Band in Grenoble?

  Today I get to meet an author who grew up where my son went to college. Yay!  Olivia Swindler   is touring the internet with her book,   Cynthia Starts a Band An easy breezy novel, full of pop music and descriptive writing, from “Olivia in Paris.” Eleanor Quinn lives a life most young girls dream of. She’s the lead singer of a wildly successful band, dating the most beautiful man in America, and in love with her life on tour. She pours her heart into every song she writes and genuinely enjoys connecting with fans. So, when she disappears after her fiance’s fairy-tale perfect proposal on stage, the world is shocked. Worse yet, he starts telling interviewers that Eleanor is crazy — possibly even a danger to herself and those around her. As the weeks go by, the world wants to know: Who is Eleanor Quinn really? So Olivia, I know you grew up in Spokane Washington, but where do you live now? I currently live in Grenoble, France.   Cool! And did you always know you wanted to be a writer

Meeting a fellow Mathematician/Author!

Meeting a fellow mathematician/author! 1   Today I get to welcome author Arthur Swan to my blog with his latest book, the Encanto . It's cool to meet a fellow mathematician/author, so... I hope you'll enjoy our conversation.   Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?             I grew up in Wilson, a small tobacco town in eastern North Carolina. I now reside in Los Angeles. DiDid you always want to be a writer when you were a child?             As a very young child, I had plethora of career ambitions ranging from garbage man (the guy who rides on the back of the truck, not the one who has to drive it) to veterinarian. I also recall wanting to be a biologist for a few years and a musician.  I know we share a background in math and science, but what fi rst inspired you to write?             In fifth grade, “volunteers” were selected to read our writing assignments aloud to the class. I was deathly terrified. I nearly passed out the first time I stood up there