Exclusive Interview with

Let’s start with your Career as a writer!

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When did you start writing?

2019

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What makes writing your passion?

I feel I'm fulfilling my mission and purpose.

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How long have you been writing?

same as above

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

Mission accomplished.

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I use myself and my patients (disguised) as personal examples to illustrate the points I am making about a particular topic.

Dr. Donna Marks
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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

That it's a jungle and without a proper guide, it's easy to fall prey to the trappers who exploit people who are trying to get out their message.

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

I don't have writer's block.

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

I feel I am fulfilling my mission and purpose.

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

Trust that inner voice that tells you the right thing to do.

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

To my knowledge, I haven't had unsolicited reviews. The others have been good.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

That I've done my job.

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

yes, described above

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

N/A

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

No, but it should be intriguing.

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

Yes.

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

I feel the message has helped them in some way and it's very gratifying.

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

Winston Churchill and Sigmund Freud. I learn from them, not only good information but a genius style of writing and grammar.

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

I'm happy with who I am.

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

The first one needed a better editor.

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

No one.

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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.

I haven't had that experience.

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What would you say to your readers?

I'm grateful that you have helped me to share my message.

Thank you for sharing! Let’s talk about your Personal Life!

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

West Palm Beach, Florida, married, 3 children

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What is your day job if you have one?

Psychotherapist

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

cooking, bicycling, entertaining, walking, traveling, dancing, reading, puzzles

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Did you have a happy childhood?

No

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Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?

My entire life was a collection of experiences that defined my professional as a psychotherapist and writer.

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Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?

Yes, one. It's a spirituality book about how to turn about how to turn disasters into miracles.

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

Children should be taught to care for one another. How to use their minds to make good decisions. How to cultivate their natural skills rather than be bored with subjects they will never use.

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

My wishes have come true.

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What is your favorite music?

Classical, and classic rock

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Share a secret with us 🙂

If I shared a secret, and I don't believe I have any, it wouldn't be a secret anymore.

Thank you! We wish you the best of luck for you and your art!