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Nine Lives, Frank Say



Carrie Chats with Frank Say about his book, NINE LIVES

Carrie:  Why writing?Paidbutton
  From wanting to be a fireman as an adolescent, to a medical doctor or business man during my college days, I have never had a moment, not in my wildest imagination, when I had thought of being an author. Never! I was such a miserable student for most of my life, that writing was the furthest thing from my mind. It was more of a fluke than anything else. About ten years ago, I had a strange idea that I believed would make an interesting story. I knew a few people that had done fiction, but either they were busy with something else, or didn’t want to be bothered.  Since I felt I had no real talent, nor any concept how to write, the idea was put on a shelf. I did read, and when I reviewed a story, I always thought to myself, “Could I do better than this guy?” With a little encouragement from my wife, I began writing an outline. The outline turned into three handwritten notebooks. I transferred that to the PC, which people told me was called a manuscript, and from there began chasing agents and publishers all over the Internet. Alas, here we are.

Carrie:  Where did the idea of NINE LIVES come from?
  I had an intimate encounter with a family member’s cat a few years back. Needless to say, there was blood involved.

Carrie:  Why use the name “F. Say” instead of your full name?
  Complete insecurity. Not knowing the mechanics of creating a story and putting it down on paper, I was wary of how the public and media would receive NINE LIVES. I decided to take a more stealth approach the first time around.

Carrie;  What’s NINE LIVES premise?
  NINE LIVES is a mystery-thriller that involves the supernatural. Otherworldly happenings, restless spirits, and the occult are all part of this story.

Carrie:  What is the hardest part of writing?
  Finding the time.  I currently have a day job that is a necessity for now.  Sometimes I don’t get to writing for a month or so and I have to find that “rhythm” again.  As far as the stories, that is the easy part.  Strange things are always floating in my head.Frank Say


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Crazy Day:

Today is a busy day. I’m interviewing Charla Muller, author of 365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy and later I’ve been asked to be a guest on Mel Robbins, Make It Happen radio show at 2:30 pm ~ Come listen in! I can’t even tell you how appreciative I am of this opportunity.

What does that mean for you? Well, though I have picked the book winner names, I won’t have them to you bright and early this morning…I’ll do my best to post an announcement by the end of the day/early tomorrow morning.

In the meantime . . .

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