• Normandy Piccolo bullied dying to fit in author interview
    Books,  Interviews,  Mental Health

    Interview: Normandy Piccolo, Author of Bullied: Dying To Fit In

    Here on Rock Paper Spirit, I’ve been featuring a lot of author interviews recently and today I’d like to welcome Normandy Piccolo. This interview won’t be set anywhere crazy or weird because the book we’re going to be talking about is Bullied: Dying To Fit In. I feel that an on-location interview wouldn’t be appropriate for this, so we’re just going to have a chat, but I’ll following my usual line of questioning. Normandy, welcome! Can you tell us a little bit about Bullied: Dying to Fit In and what prompted you to write it? Well, one day I read a story about a young girl in New York who…

  • dianna gunn author moonshadows guardian fantasy author interview
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    Interview: Hunting For Magic Treasure With Author Dianna Gunn

    Today, I’m on a quest to find a magic crown. I haven’t lost it, this is going somewhere. I’m interviewing Dianna Gunn, a fantasy author who has just released a new book, Moonshadow’s Guardian. Since she’s a fantasy author, I’m hoping she’ll know how to deal with all the weird creatures I might encounter on this quest. Dianna, welcome to Rock Paper Spirit! What’s the best way to deal with an angry dragon? Rolf, the dragon in Moonshadow’s Guardian, is anything but angry, so I’m not quite sure. But if I had to guess, it would involve hiding. In stone structures, because fire breathing dragon + wooden building = pile…

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    People Watching At A Grand Prix With Carol Ann Kauffman

    Interview time again folks and this is an interview first published back in 2013 with a writer I’ve featured previously on RockPaperSpirit. I’ve invited author Carol Ann Kauffman along to have a glass of something fizzy and some canapes at the VIP area of a Grand Prix as we chat about her books, past career as a teacher and, as always, biscuits!  Her novel, The Baslicato is actually set partly in southern Italy and features a racing driver.  A novel featuring one of my favourite parts of the world and motorsport?  That sounds right up my street! Hi Carol, thanks for agreeing to this interview.  Firstly, can you tell us in…