Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead by Miriam Pia Interview

The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead

Miriam Pia

Genre: urban fiction, magical realism,

crime fiction, mystery

Publisher: SBPRA

Date of Publication: 2015

ISBN: 978-1628572254

Number of pages:300

Word Count: 95,000

Book Description:

Frustrated by the audacity of local villains, the sheriff of Marion County turns to the mayor. Urban fiction set in a real city, The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead takes some of the charm of vigilante comic book heroism and mixes it with the nitty gritty of contemporary crime fiction.

A band of champions searches for the missing pieces in the evil plot of a local drug kingpin in The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead: An Adventure in Indianapolis.

Ideal for those who love events of the outside world and the workings of the mind – characters’ actions and thoughts are portrayed in this contemporary novel – with just a touch of magic.

About the Author:

Miriam Pia has been writing for decades, including over ten years as a professional. Most of her work was done without a byline and as a ghostwriter. This is the author's first published novel.

Where are you from?  Originally, from Syracuse, NY, USA.  That covers my first 23 years.  I lived in Indianapolis, Indiana for ten years.  I sent 5 years in England in between living in the USA and Germany.  I have been dealing with a small farming village in North Germany for nearly 6 years now.  I do intend to live in the USA rather than in Germany most of the rest of my life, but I have reasons for being Germany.  (long story).

Tell us your latest news?

The Baby Goes to College
 I'm happy that my only child is now a college student.  He is a dual citizen of the USA and of Germany and because of that I am very glad that he is fluent in both English and German and that he has spent years of his life living in the USA and years living in Germany.  Mothering him was one of my most important activities for the past 20 years.

Book Tour Launched
This, right here, taking this book on tour.  This is my first tour, and my first novel so this is very exciting for me – even though it is supposed to be to please you (plural)!  :) 

Science Fiction Novel in Production
My first science fiction novel, a military science fiction novel starring a genetically engineered young woman soldier of the Naav – if woman is the right word, and a big mulatto from planet Earth (that guy Rock could be cast as this character in a movie) named Kiel Bronson.  How fate brings them together and how they become the head of a mercenary order is a wild story.
The Children of Loki is both the name of their mercenary order and the title of that novel.  Release intended to be 2016, if delayed early 2017.

Short Fiction Available Online
Short fiction works under my own name and as Suzanne Larrison or Okrongli are up for sale at Amazon and at a few other locations. 
Juvenile science fiction and fiction, intergenerational and adult comic science fiction.
I'm excited about getting these items up where people can buy them.  There's even a new paranormal vampyre romance short fiction story available.

When and why did you begin writing?  Like most people, I was a child in a school.  I was not given a choice.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?   After I wrote an entire novel manuscript.  Ironically, a remake of that novel is the one scheduled to be released this year in 2016.  (long story)
What inspired you to write your first book?  I wanted to see if I could.  I had been an avid reader for many years.
Do you have a specific writing style?  I hope so.  Read my work and comment, post, discuss, tell me – do you recognize a clear and distinctive literary voice in my work? 

How did you come up with the title?
 The villain leads a double life.  His surname really is named after a wealthy neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia that I learned about while professionally writing a real estate blog.
 I wrote this novel only after a few years of writing professionally. 

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?  Yes, of course but I won't tell you what it is.

How much of the book is realistic?  90 – 98%

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?  No.  I have a very wild imagination.

What books have most influenced your life most?  I have read so many that I don't feel I can give a reasonable answer.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?  Some lady now elderly, who's name I barely noticed until after I read like her 12th novel...The lady who wrote the Pern novels.  Who is she?  I don't know if I would say she was a mentor of if I was just a big fan.

What book are you reading now?  More than one, but dealing with reading some in German.  What's even weirder are the ones I am reading in German that were translated out of my native language of English into German.  I'm working towards becoming genuinely bilingual.  I sort of am now but only sort of.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?  Last time I picked novels I actually went by whether or not they were my FB friends list novelists...except for one, and that was science fiction.  That is not quite true, in that the one I got translated into German was not an FB friend author's book.
What are your current projects?  I feel I explained this in 'latest news'

What would you like my readers to know?  I am delighted to be here.  I hope you not only all try my book, but also give me feedback and post honest reviews all over the place.  I feel as if I have been waiting for ages to find out what others really think about this book.

Also, if you try it and love it you can get other stuff by me. 

Normally, I am not a biter and right now, I will be as happy to hear from you as you are from me.  If there are 10 Million fans 5 years from now, then I might not react the same way if a reader contacts me.  I'm sure you all understand and are probably the same way.

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