Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with YA writer Ara Burklund by Leyla Kaplan

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Ara Burklund is a local author who recently released a young adult novel titled If I Die Before I Wake. In her book, the main character deals with the loss of her boyfriend. A new experimental treatment promises her a chance to be reunited with him (for a short while at least) in the afterlife. To her astonishment, the experiment works. However, her joy is short lived when she realizes that her visits to the afterlife may cost her her own life. SDWI was glad for a...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview on Mindfulness and Writing with Lara Eisenberg by Celeste Morales

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

 I had the pleasure of taking Lara’s workshop on mindfulness this past month. Many people who use San Diego Writers, Ink resources to develop their writing may not realize how her workshop can be helpful to the seasoned or aspiring writer. All writers can use  some mindfulness to help them become better writers. In Lara’s workshop you learn that in being mindful of how our own perceptions of ourselves and how it affects our beliefs and decisions,  we can...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with John Van Roekel on SDWI’s Room to Write by Celeste Morales

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Here at San Diego Writers, Inc we like to offer writers the chance to meet with others and have access to a place where they can sit down without any distraction and write. We call this space “Room to Write.” I briefly interviewed one of our members of “Room to Write” named John Van Roekel.  He is a published author of two historical fiction novels called “Braver Deeds” and  “Prisoner Moon.” Since he has been writing...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with Scott Westerfeld by Leyla Kaplan

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

For those of you who don’t know, Scott Westerfeld is a Young Adult (YA) author who has written a number of popular series like the Uglies, Leviathan, and Midnighters. His new book, titled Afterworlds, will be out later this year.  Afterworlds is two stories within one. One story follows Darcy, who is a young writer working on her first YA book in New York City. The other is supernatural romance about a girl named Lizzie, who has the ability to travel into an...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with Bonnie ZoBell by T.C. Porter

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

For the vividness of Bonnie ZoBell’s What Happened Here, a novella and stories, consider the book’s here, which features: North Park macaws; a rave warehouse in Gaslamp; the (god-foresaken) I-5 corridor between here and LA; Santa Ana winds; auditioning for the San Diego Symphony; escaping to Hemet, Julian, San Onofre State Park and Sedona; border crossing to Tijuana and Rosarito; bingo in Mission San Luis Rey; brown native landscapes amidst “the damn gated...

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