Al Garner

Author's Bio

Al Garner, laguna woods, California … was in domestic version of the peace corps … lived in NY slums during SERPICO … worked in welfare, child neglect, drug abuse, juvenile detention … taught Eng. … worked on Capitol Hill during Watergate … started home for mental patients (living with them for two years) … has rented rooms in his house since ’78 … writes (as a hobby) on social issues.

author's interview

Q1. When did you start writing?

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Q2. What makes writing your passion?

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Q3. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

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Q4. What was the feeling when you published your first book?

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Q5. What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

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Q6. What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

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Q7. How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

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Q8. We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

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Q9. If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

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Q10. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

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Q11. What is the feeling when you get a good review?

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Q12. Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

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Q13. Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

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Q14. What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

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Q15. Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

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Q16. How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

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Q17. Who is your favorite author? Why?

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Q18. What’s the dream? Who would you like to be as big as?

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Q19. Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

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Q20. If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

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Q21. What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.

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Q22. What would you say to your readers?

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Thank you for sharing! Now, could share something a little more personal!

Q23. Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?

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Q24. What is your day job if you have one?

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Q25. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?

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Q26. Did you have a happy childhood?

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Q27. Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?

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Q28. Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?

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Q29. What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?

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Q30. If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?

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Q31. What is your favorite music?

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Q32. Share a secret with us 🙂

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