I thoroughly enjoy learning and supporting from my fellow writers, authors, poets and bloggers. And as I learn, I want to share with you about these lovely people I get to meet so you can know them too.
Here is my interview with fellow author M.C.V. Egan–
Interview with Author M.C.V. Egan
Please share about your background.
I was born to a very Catholic family in Mexico City, Mexico. It is something I have pulled away from as I am more spiritual than religious, but I would like to think that a good deal of what was good from my upbringing is part of how I lead my life today.
My passion is PEACE inner and outer PEACE. I believe the better informed we are the more likey we are to not accept wars, regardless of how they are presented to us. I am 53 years old and I am fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish. I have lived in different countries where I have always adapted and learned from the
established society. I am very fortunate and life is constantly surprising me with wonderful experiences. I am the author of The Bridge of Deaths and I am thrilled that readers are beginning
to tap into it’s message of PEACE.
What inspired you to begin writing?
I began to write very young. Spanish is a phonetic and easy language for a child to write in, so I found it a tangible and great mode of expression. Try being heard as the sixth child of eight! When I moved away from Mexico I wrote letters to my friends and frankly until I
transitioned to e-mail, far later than most I wrote long letters to my friends, very long letters.
When did you begin writing?
I think writing in a more disciplined sense came in the 9th grade. I attended the Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, Maryland. The English department was fabulous and writing was encouraged and they sparked a great flame in my creative writing. I spent the next summer writing a novel … it was about babies switched at birth and I called it Who am I? I have always been fascinated by the ‘accident’ of birth and what advantages/disadvantages it gives us by chance or Karmic gain.
Please share about your latest book.
The Bridge of Deaths is based on the true story of my grandfather’s death in 1939 Denmark. He died with four other men and as WWII broke out two weeks later… well the story is full of intrigue and the men involved all have interesting pasts…amongst them an English member of Parliament ANTHONY CROSSLEY in the 1930s he was the sole voice of the Arab perspective in regards to the Palestinian territories and he fell through the cracks of history.
The book is extensible researched in various archives in several countries. It is also researched with the help of psychometry by four completed unrelated psychics and past life regressions; not my own.
I wove a fictional tale of love to make the factual historical data an easier read and easier to organize.
How did you decide to publish this book and why?
I chose a self publish package through Author House, because all the psychics said it will someday be a big success and I feel that means someday I will have to abide by a publishing house rules and change whatever they want so I wanted the privilege of MY WAY for the first edition. I know it probably sounds arrogant and absurd and
EVERY writer things I am the next big thing, but there you have it..I self published because I have a HUGE EGO!
How are you marketing your book?
I am involved in an on-line book tour this summer. I also approach as many bloggers and reviewers on my own. I had a publicist for a few weeks right after the book came out and her press releases attracted many impressive sources that requested the book. She warned me that the result and interviews could take as long as a couple of
years…and I have seen that happen to other writers, it is hard to be patient when you feel/know that it is just sitting there on the right desk waiting to be picked up.
What was the most rewarding thing about writing this book?
I have been so honored and impressed by some AMAZING reviews. The first one was from a woman in New Hampshire that I have since built a rapport with, she has a blog called The Truthful Tarot and her review was so touching and so deep. She tapped into the journey of self discovery vs the Historical journey. All my reviews good and bad have been the most rewarding..thus far!
Most writers are readers. What are a few books on your nightstand and/or on your “must read” list.
I do LOVE to read, but these days i am writing a book with a co-author and so I only read what is relevant to that book. In as much as it will not be heavily documented as is TBOD we want accuracy and professionalism.
Where can readers find out more about and purchase your book?
FIND MORE AT
AMAZON UK: http://amzn.to/I2DRFa
BARNES AND NOBLE: http://bit.ly/I3Mz9r
A question for fun sake—what was your favorite childhood book and why?
It had a red cover and was a YA version in Spanish of William Shakespeare’s The TAMING of the Shrew. The rebellious interesting female role model who in the Spanish version was aptly called CATALINA (my middle name and the one I am known by) made me
hope to have the courage to chose and fight for what I wanted…and as a female in the 1960 Macho oriented Mexican culture I guess the realism or inevitability of acceptance that a man would eventually become more powerful…yes I assure you my thoughts ran that deep as a child..I do not know if it was genetic or due to influence, because what I see as analysis of people/situations that come out of my
son’s mouth..WOW he is so insightful it is AMAZING!!!