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Author Interviews!

Atmosphere Press is proud to bring readers the Atmosphere Press Presents author interview series. We’re happy to have this archive of excellent author interviews and success stories for you to enjoy. Learn about authors and their books, from book title origin stories to music playlists that relate to their writing to what it was like seeing the cover for the first time.
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An Interview with Author Clare Braganza

Clare Braganza is a writer who spent three years teaching English in the mountains of Fukushima, Japan, before returning to the UK to follow her publishing dreams. By day, she works at Penguin Random House, where she helps sell her favourite children’s books around the world. By night (i.e., dawn and dusk) she taps away at her keyboard, dreaming up worlds of gods and spirits and angsty teens. She lives in London with long-suffering bookshelves and a pair of brilliant housemates.

An Interview with Author Silja Paulus

Silja comes from a magical and mysterious land called Estonia. She has always been fascinated by stories and writing. As a child, she wrote ghost stories, poems, and Christmas plays to be performed with her sister. Later, she became an essay-writing machine, participated in all contests she could find, and eventually fulfilled her dream of studying abroad by doing an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, UK.

An Interview with Kris Courtney, Author of Florida Retirement is Murder

My work includes original oil paintings that have been shown abroad and won multiple awards and recognition in artistic genre applications of watercolor, acrylic, and multimedia. After a successful early career in Engineering & Robotics, I found through the ashes of a divorce the inspiration and purpose to begin writing and painting. Since then, I have been honored to have studio and gallery locations across the US in Ohio, New Mexico, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida.

An Interview with Ben Cooper, Author of All Nature Sings

Ben Cooper is a husband, father, author, speaker, educator, and beekeeper. He grew up on a family farm in western Pennsylvania and went on to get an Agricultural Science degree from Penn State University. Ben retired after working as an Agricultural Specialist for the state of Maryland. He teaches Beekeeping courses at Allegany College of Maryland and mentors new beekeepers.

An Interview with Brenda Spalding, Author of The Alligator Dance

Brenda Spalding is a talented writer who has received several awards. Her expertise in publishing and marketing makes her a regular guest speaker at writers' conferences and writers' groups. Landing in Florida after her husband retired from the US Air Force, she lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. Her son joined the mix two years ago.

An Interview with Laurie Kaye, Author of Confessions of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Name-Dropper

Writer/producer Laurie Kaye began her career in radio as an intern in the news department at RKO’s KFRC-AM in San Francisco, for years Billboard magazine’s number one Top 40 station, while still studying journalism in college at UC Berkeley. She eventually quit school to work at KFRC full-time as their news editor, followed by newscaster gigs at WOW-AM in Omaha and KING-AM in Seattle before eventually returning to KFRC in an on-air position.

An Interview with Woodrow Wilkins, Author of Delta Blue

Woodrow Wilkins is a native of Greenville, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Navy for nine years, he went to work as a reporter for his hometown newspaper. He spent several years as a copy editor, columnist, editorial writer, and page designer before transitioning to television. He's been a reporter, anchor, assignment editor, producer, and, for a brief period, weather person. Woodrow enjoys writing, has one self-published novel that's being updated, and several works in progress. He enjoys singing karaoke, dabbling in guitar (too much time writing to actually learn how to play), community theater, and making friends. Woodrow is…

An Interview with Miranda Storm, Author of Blue Out

We’d like to introduce ourselves…we’re Miranda Storm. Yes, there are actually four of us. Wow! Right? Our names are Kai Knight, Evan V. Francis, Skyrah Archer, and Ira Kiourti. Some of us have chosen artist names, some are using our real names, and we all have our areas of expertise.

An Interview with Author Anita Dickason

Award-winning author Anita Dickason is a twenty-two-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics detective, advanced accident investigator, SWAT tactical officer, and the first female sniper on the Dallas SWAT team.

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