Frank Talaber

Frank Talaber

I have eight books currently out there and several more on the go. BIO A natural storyteller, whose compelling thoughts are freed from the depths of the heart and the subconscious before being poured onto the page. Literature written beyond the realms of genre he is known to grab readers; kicking, screaming, laughing or crying and drag them into his novels. Or as he has often said: Write like your soul is on fire and the pencil is your voice screaming. You don’t have to be mad to be a writer, but it sure helps.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

The Mystery of Ms. Teak, Ainsworth Chronicles Book Two. What inspired it was a true story. We were waiting outside the Victoria Empress Hotel and I asked the front doorman if he had any ghost Experiences? He said yes, "a couple like you about five years ago, were waiting for their car and didn't look happy. I asked what they were upset about. They said they went into their locked hotel room and the wife's luggage had been opened up and her clothes taken out and ghost clothes put in. I replied ghost clothes? Yes, he said, Victorian Clothing. So In my head as a writer I thought "Hmmm, what if we have a ghost walking around in modern day clothing?

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

Yes, I've hiked into some secluded areas and sat in old growth forests to write.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Robert E. Howard, Charles de Lint

What are you working on now?

A Celtic Spiritual novel involving a man who gets a diary from his wife after she dies. It is about an affair he knew nothing about. Only it isn't with a male.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

I push a lot on Facebook, but all my novels are on Amazon.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

FAcebook, twitter, Linked in.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Don't give up, I had nearly 400 rejections before my first novel was accepted.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Each rejection makes you one closer to acceptance.

What are you reading now?

By Oak, ash and thorn, by D.J. Conway

What’s next for you as a writer?

resubmit the six novels I have already written. And I've just sold my business and retired, so I have more time on my hands.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

Tough call, Wheels of Life by Anodea Smith, The above novel I'm reading, Fifth Sacred thing by Starhawk, Bridges of Madison County by Waller.

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