Exclusive Interview with
Neil Perry Gordon
When did you start writing?
My fiction writing career began in 2017
What makes writing your passion?
The unbridled creativity
How long have you been writing?
Including my business writing, over thirty years
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
An explosion of personal joy
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
Based on my interpersonal relationships
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
Not something I dwell upon
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
I push through mental barriers
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Start writing now
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
Yes I read all reviews. If the critique is thoughtful, I try to learn from them.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
A desire to share
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
Yes, through my observations of behaviors
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
Percy Hope in Hope City.
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
Yes, it is like the overture in a musical
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
I love connecting with my readers.
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
It's a positive confirmation of my writing
Who is your favorite author? Why?
Dan Brown. He knows how to draw a reader into his tales
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
Best selling author
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
No - what's done is done
If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?
I'm happy with who I am
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.
Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
What is your day job if you have one?
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Did you have a happy childhood?
Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
What is your favorite music?
Share a secret with us 🙂