Author Interview with Karen Pierce Gonzalez – Author of Black Pepper Visions
I love words and I enjoy finding others who love words. Those who are known as my fellow writers. So I like to share their journey of writing and their latest books’ with you.
Enjoy! I know present my interview with Karen Pierce Gonzalez—
How did you begin your writing journey?
It started when I learned to read. I loved “See Jane Run”. The simplicity of the words to convey movement and relationships was amazing. I was a quick study of learning how to write and truly ‘loved’ the way words looked on paper and how one word could change the entire ambience/meaning of a scene or phrase.
Please share the inspiration for your latest book, Black Pepper Visions?
Black Pepper Visions began with Tortilla Woman, a simple story about the magic realism of food. Then came more stories about the exotic qualities of food; how we experience them and believe them to be capable of changing our lives.
Most writers are readers. What books do you currently have on your nightstand?Just finished reading ‘The Hunger Games’ and am now reading ‘Firefly Cloak’
What is the best advice you ever received about being a writer?
That I had talent and taking risks with my writing would pay off.
Please share three tips you would give to beginning writers.
• Don’t edit a piece of writing until you are done writing it.
• Share your work only with those who know how to share ‘unpublished’ work.
• Let the story dictate the form (essay, poem, novel, etc.)
Can you give an overview of your latest book, Black Pepper Visions?
Biscotti that corral a cheating spouse, soup that overcomes grief, blue potatoes that become art and more bring 16 original folktales and short stories to life.
In this collection men and cook and serve their way from heartbreak and sorrow to hope and compassion. Informative food lore and personalized, easy-to-follow recipes add a fun how-to element to the book that encourages readers to find out for themselves how tasty and powerful food can be.
What else do you have planned with your writing in 2012?
To work on an unfinished novel: Maverick and More
Please share where the readers can find out more about you and your book.
Amazon : http://ow.ly/aHZlQ
Barnes and Noble: http://ow.ly/aHZCK
Here is a question…just for fun. What is your favorite childhood meal and why?
Swiss Steak with mushrooms, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy. My mother made that for me every year on my birthday.