International Club Interview

Book CoverI recently had the honor of being one of the guest’s on the International Club of the Riviera’s radio broadcast (currently online), for an interview about my recently published book, available for purchase on Amazon as an e-book or paperback.

Below is a synopsis of the interview, which I hope will inspire you to follow your life journey, wherever it may lead! Bon courage!

ICR: What is the working title of your book?

“Solitary Desire – One Woman’s Journey to France”

ICR:  Where did the idea come from for the book?

I wanted to tell my personal story, in the hope of inspiring others to follow their desires and dreams and to show how taking small steps can lead to a  path towards an end goal.

ICR:  What genre does your book fall under?

Non-fiction, as a  memoire, but also a travelogue/love story.

ICR:  What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Stories of self discovery through a personal life journey; perhaps, “Under the Tuscan Sun.”

ICR:  Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I should be so lucky to have this choice, but in dreaming of this possibility, I would pick Meryl Streep – especially since she can dance – this  comment is self-explanatory in reading the book.

ICR:  What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

An amusing story of self-discovery through life choices, while striving for one’s dream.

ICR:  Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

To be self-published as an indie e-book, with print-on-demand option. I am also hoping to publish my e-book in French and as an audio book.

ICR:  How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I started writing a few chapters ten years ago, but then put it aside due to life events, and now have completed this personal journey memoire.

ICR:  Who or What inspired you to write this book?

It was during a stay in Paris, that I decided to write about my experiences.

ICR:  What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Love, self-discovery, and inspiration to persevere, irregardless of time constraints and life events, in going after personal goals.  Success in striving for one’s dream is measured along the way and in many ways – it’s not always about getting from point A to point B.

Questions source: The Next Big Thing

14 thoughts on “International Club Interview

  1. Angie Symes says:

    That’s great Kim!

    I did add a review on Amazon and pleased to see there were quite a few others .

    We are heading off again on Sunday and hope we can meet up for a bit longer than a coffee when we get back.

    A x

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. How exciting, Kim, and you are doing a great job at marketing. The writing is only the beginning isn’t it? Then it’s the getting out there and getting your book, your baby, noticed. Look after it well. xx

  3. Thanks for the encouragement – I’m continually surprised at how much work it is to promote and market my book. Any one book, I suppose, is just a drop in the proverbial literary bucket!

  4. Excellent, enjoyable interview. We have both enjoyed the book … and your journey, which in some resembles mine. But don’t you think Meryl Streep would be a little mature for the role?

  5. Hmm, perhaps, but she’s the only one that came to mind quickly 🙂 Who would you pick for the role?

  6. I can’t believe she’s still performing – impressive!

  7. Theadora says:

    BRAVO, Kim !! This is very, very exciting !! And well-deserved and cool, too. T.

  8. Thanks, Theadora, for your kind comment.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Getting ready to leave on vacation for a week, I thought I’d like to have an e-book to read on my new tablet (I’ve never bought an e-book before). So I decided to purchase Solitary Desire! Can’t wait to read it.

  10. Thank you, Jennifer – I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of the book and hope you will enjoy reading it.

  11. Jennifer says:

    Well we started our drive down to Louisiana today, and I started the book. I’m on Chapter 8. I can hardly put it down. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a great surprise to me, but I find that you and I have a lot in common! Of course, I’m an avid francophile & French teacher getting ready to move to France….. Not a big shocker…. But I also had my first child when I was 19 and went through some similar struggles when he was little (single mom, college, trying to get over to France). Can’t wait to continue the book 🙂

  12. Wow, that’s very interesting and I am happy to hear you are enjoying the book and that you can really relate to my story – hope we can meet up when you move to France, so please stay in touch!

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