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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Author Interview – Rachel Thompson

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? London.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? My 4th grade teacher read us The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and that was it – I was hooked. To this day, I love that book.

When and why did you begin writing? At age 10 and throughout my life. Professionaly, in 2008 for publications and my blog. Published since 2011.

When did you first know you could be a writer? When I made my tough guy biology teacher cry with a poem I wrote.

What inspires you to write and why? I love music – the darker and moodier, the better. Rain, also.

What genre are you most comfortable writing? Definitely nonfiction, but I’m also working on fiction at the moment.

What inspired you to write your first book? I started blogging in 2008 and when I started writing my Mancode essays, people begged for more. I didn’t even think anyone besides my mom read my blog at the time so it was thrilling.

What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? The dichotomy between marketing and writing. By the time you’ve released a book, you’re already entrenched in the next one. So wearing different hats can be difficult.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? Writing Broken Pieces was an experience in writing raw, as author Rebecca Tsaros Dickson (Say My Name) calls it. Like the Lorrie Moore quote above, don’t think about anyone else’s opinions. This is MY work. I hope people like it but ultimately, I write what I want to read.

Do you intend to make writing a career? It is definitely my career, in addition to my business, BadRedhead Media (social media and author marketing).

Have you developed a specific writing style? In my humor books, I take stereotypes and deconstruct them with satire (which some take literally but that’s okay). In my serious nonfiction, I’m extremely honest in my thoughts and feelings. In both cases, I often say what others only think.

What is your greatest strength as a writer? Like I mentioned above, delving into that which most people hide and sharing it.

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Genre – NonFiction

Rating – PG13

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***See why A Walk In The Snark won Best Runner-up 2012 Nonfiction Virtual Book Fair Indie Book Awards!***

**See Thompson’s first book and decide for yourself if you love it — or hate it!

Thank YOU for making A Walk In The Snark a #1 Bestseller on multiple charts including Motherhood, Parenting & Family, Family Relationships, Advice/How-To, Women’s Studies and more! AND a Top 100 Overall Paid bestseller!

Be forewarned — the material in this collection has been called controversial in nature. It is a relationship book based on the author’s popular blog. There are recurrent themes regarding men and women, love and loss, romance and parenting. This is intentional. 

It’s not ALL humor, but it IS all honest. Can you handle the snark?

Sometimes I think I’m too jaded. Then I think no, it’s just the lighting.

Praise for A Walk In The Snark – now a #1 Bestseller!
5 of 5 stars!

The commonalities we all share is what makes this book spark to life. - Tony Eldridge, Author, The Samson Effect

Thank you for making the lives of women and men more intelligible, Rachel, and for making us laugh at ourselves! - Berit Ellingsen, Author, The Empty City

Rachel believes “Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends,” and so do her legions of fans. She dares to ask “Why do men want to change the world, but can’t change a roll of toilet paper?” Are you offended easily? Take satire literally? Don’t buy this book. 

See why everyone is buying this book! Mancode, Chickspeak, and much, much more!  See why critics love it! 

More praise:

5/5 Stars:  Crisp, cutting, and caffeinated. A gem of a read. ~Rebecca Tsaros Dickson, Author, I Could Tell You Stories; Editor-In-Chief, Indie Ink

The author’s wicked sense of humor sprinkles every day stories of relationship angst with spicy hot pepper with keeping it real adventure. ~Bonnie Jean Adams, Chicago Culture And Events Examiner

Want to know why this book reached #1 on the Kindle Motherhood list (and Parenting & Families, and Women’s Studies and…) and is still a mainstay months and months later?

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Genre – Humor / NonFiction

Rating – PG13

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Buy Now @ Amazon

Genre – NonFiction

Rating – PG13

More details about the book

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