AUTHORS CORNER- Interview with Trusty, Emma Marie

Author Interview



Hi Ninjas! I've realized that you love it when I have Authors come over for an interview; today is one of those days! Go snatch yourself a comfy seat as we get to meet Trusty Emma Marie in this week's segment of Authors Corner.

Before you begin raising your eyebrows, I am sorry for not asking you about your week! I trust you accomplished a great deal and I surmise your ledgers are grinning. My week was alright. It was one of those weeks where I needed to force myself to work in order to make the week more productive. Thankfully, I was able to fight lethargy and get myself to work. I read two books and I got the chance to meet a few people who are keen to do business with me. By the way, these are the books I read: "Flip the Single Switch: 5 Days to Ditch the Duds and Create the Love Life Of Your Dreams" by Albo, Bonny. Visit my Facebook fan page to see my review as well as some books recommendations and reviews. Together with that; I read, "The second book I read was Samuel's Journey: Choices and Changes" by Trusty Emma Marie. After reading her content, we reached out to her and she was happy to answer our interview questions. Magnificent, isn't that so?

You may ask why I chose to have Trusty Emma Marie. Well, subsequent to reading her fiction novel "Samuel's Journey: Choices and Changes" which I truly delighted in and took in a great deal from; I thought it was astute to have a little chat with her. After my time with her book, I found myself making some research to learn more about some terms and characteristic with the book. You can check out my review of Goodreads if you want.

This Interview is to learn who Trusty Emma Marie is, additionally to help and guide new writers and aspiring authors with a few tips that will make composing a book simpler or perhaps, inspire you to continue composing.

 

TRUSTY EMMA MARIE


I’m a retiree that became interested in the history of the Underground Railroad after being made known that our ancestors had some part to play in it. I wrote my first book in 1999, which was an in-depth historical look at the Underground Railroad titled “The Underground Railroad: Ties That Bound Unveiled”, and from that, I’ve written this series. This series is based on the history of a young boy named Samuel, following his life from the 1770s. The current three books in Samuel’s Journey series cover the 1770s until the 1840s. The fourth book, which is to be published soon, will focus up until 1865, the end of the civil war. At this time, I’ve currently written 4.

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

The name of my latest book is “Samuel’s Journey: Choices and Changes”. I was inspired to write this because it shows how history can still relate to our present day. The young person in the story has choices to make and these choices bring about significant change for him and his family. This is what we go through today; we have choices and changes to make in our lives that will affect us and others around us.

 Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I don’t believe I do have any unusual writing habits. I’m telling these stories in a sense of how it unfolds. My goal is to keep the books connected by a thread which began with my first book. I want readers to connect with Samuel as he grows into a man.

What authors, event, or books have greatly influenced you and your writing?

There would be several books where I did research in getting the first book written. At the end of each of those chapters, I placed bibliographies. I think church history had a large influence on my writing and I referenced information from both religious and secular compositions. Bishop Daniel Pane was the A.M.E. church historian during that time period. I found his accounts to be aligned with other records by different sources. Our family story helped direct me in finding the material. What my mother, grandmother, and father had told me about our family history guided me into finding the information I needed when I looked into archives.


What are you working on right now?

Right now, I’m not doing too much. I’ve already written, edited, and received a hard copy of the fourth book of Samuel’s Journey. In the meantime, I am working on writing a few devotionals based on what I am reading in the Scripture.

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

I have hired someone to take care of Public Relations and Promotion of my book, but based on the results I have seen, I would say Goodreads. Goodreads allows you to post in multiple forums where you can gain more exposure for your book(s) and I’ve received many responses from that.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

My advice would be to continue writing and doing what you’re doing. Don’t be afraid to edit and don’t give up on your work. Writing isn’t as easy as it seems. It’s difficult to get the story in your mind onto paper and make it a story other people would want to read. However, it’s possible with time and dedication. 

What is the best advice you have ever gotten about writing?

The best advice I ever received about writing was to pay attention to sequence and order. They said it was important to make sure everything was in chronological order, especially since my book is focused on history. The person mentioned that in the beginning stages of my writing, my book seemed to be out of order. They suggested having an outline so that I could visualize the concepts I wanted to cover in my book. I found that to be very helpful.

What are you reading now?

I’m reading the Book of Nehemiah right now. It’s a book of the Bible that focuses on how Nehemiah overcame the great difficulty in his life. I’m learning how to apply this to my life.

What’s next for you as a writer?

The next step is to promote what I’ve already done. I have a few ideas for more books, but I’d like to make sure I properly promote the books I have written. I want to understand what works best for me for any upcoming books.

What is your favourite book of all time?

My favourite book of all time is “Charlotte’s Web”. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read it, but that book has always been quite close to my heart.

 Indie Author or Traditionally published author and why?

I have had experience with both types of publishing. I self-published my first book, “The Underground Railroad: Ties That Bound Unveiled”, but I traditionally published the “Samuel’s Journey” series. I was very involved in all of the processes so it feels as though I am an indie author. Both methods have their pros and cons and I think it’s important to understand what is best for you personally.

Tell us an inspiring story

In one of my stories, I am a girl called Little Susie. I enjoy the scene where Little Susie goes to the Blueberry Bog because I did that in my actual life. My uncle would put me in the tree and I would shake the blueberries down and eat them fresh off the tree. I was able to enter into the story in a personal way through my childhood experiences.


As you know by now, I have been opportune to read Emma's book. Below are my thoughts.

MY THOUGHTS 

This is one of those books where you read and you get your mind loaded up with more inquiries that will make you desire to make some research. I extremely like the manner in which the Author could display recorded occasions, Christianity, family life and the significance of filling in as a group. All of these were been delivered without making the storylines excessively exhausting. 


My time with this book opened my eyes to a few things which I know about; however, have not by any means given careful consideration to why these things are being done. For example, snapping of fingers and a generous handshake. I needed to make some exploration which gave me a clearer understanding.


The story was not quick paced, it was very easy to read and understand. I feel like both youthful and older readers will find this book fascinating.
The story was of a youngster called Samuel who had decisions to settle on and these decisions achieve huge change for him and his family. His family was a big path of this story and his folks were an epitome of what genuine leader ought to be. As one who was conceived in a community where guardians make profession decisions for their youngsters, it was really pleasing for me to dive into the environment within this book and learn how parents actually gave their children the opportunity to make choices that pertains their careers. 


I extremely like the manner in which the Author could convey a story with such huge numbers of virtues. I recommend this book.

You can connect with Trusty Emma Marie by visiting her website, you can also check her out on 
GoodreadsI hope you found this interesting and engaging if yes! Let me know in the comment section. You can grab yourself copies of Emma’s books on Amazon. 

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56 comments

  1. I really enjoy books where you begin to ask questions and want to do more research so I think I need to check this out. I enjoyed this interview!

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  2. I bet that was so cool to be able to interview her and get in her head! Sounds like a great book!

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  3. I have not read any of her works, but this interview really piqued my curiosity. Will check out her books! :)

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  4. Nice interview. I am really interested in reading more about perils and courageous people who played a part in the Underground Railroad!

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  5. What a fascinating interview. I honestly don't know a lot about the underground railroad, this makes me want to read more about it

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  6. I love reading author interviews! As an avid reader, I’m fascinated by reading about an author’s inspirations and processes.

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  7. What an interesting interview! I always love hearing about the writing process from the author's perspective.

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  8. This is so cool! I haven't read any of these books but I am totally interested now :)

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  9. Great blog post! I love books and definitely reading an interview with this author has me intrigued!

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  10. That's always so great to not just read the book, but also get to know the person behind it. Great interview!

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  11. I hadn't hear about this author before, but I love reading and her stories sound very interesting so I will check her out! Thank you!

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  12. interesting interview! sounds like a great book! some author’s are really inspirations for others.

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  13. This is such a great interview. I am always inspired with authors interview. I love hearing about their story.

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  14. This author has her stuff together. I like that she is keeping this series going and is working on a book of devotional a.

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  15. omg it is just amazing that you managed to interview her, well done!!! Great interview, very very interesting.

    Chad
    www.mosaicslab.com

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  16. This is very fascinating. The interview was on point. There's no better history than knowing your own. I love it.

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  17. Love it when you can learn the creative force behind any story. Very interesting to learn more about the author. Great questions to encourage free discussion. I am interested to get hold of the book and read now. Nicole Anderson

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  18. What a cool experience, thanks for sharing it! Its so interesting to hear what goes on "behind the lens" of a great author

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  19. The subject of the book is very intriguing, especially because it happens 3 centuries ago. I can understand why she says her biggest advice was to keep the chronological order.

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  20. I really enjoyed this interview session. I cant believe how much I didnt know before this!

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  21. Wow, this was a nice author interview, although I haven't tried to read her book I know that all of her writings are so beautiful and really good book to read. Why? Because you can feel her authenticity and humbleness in answering those questions. I will definitely check all of her books and read it.

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  22. Lovely to get insights from the author themselves, thanks for sharing this. Goodreads is my go to for book recommendations.

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  23. As a writer this is so inspirational to me. I love getting different insights from authors. I feel like it only makes me better!

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  24. I enjoyed learning more in this interview. How fascinating to study the history of the underground railroad. It's fun to learn more about authors and their inspiration.

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  25. I don't think I have any unusual writing habits. I don't write for a living though. I do write lesson plans daily and the only peculiar thing about that is that I procrastinate way too much and way too often in doing it.

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  26. This is my first time learning about her work, but I'm intrigued! I'll have to check out some of her books for sure.

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  27. I love reading books I probably read at least 100 books a day. It would be so cool to interview one of my favorite authors.

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  28. Really an amazing interview, I'm not a regular reader but I would love to read her books. Thanks for sharing... :)

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  29. Oooo just love this!!! Awesome way to get to know who is behind the book!!

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  30. Oohh this is a really interesting and fun interview. I may have to check out some of her books as it sounds like the sort of thing that I would like :)

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  31. I love topics that relate to history. I remember learning about the underground railroad in grade school and have been interested ever since. I will have to check out her books! Thank you for sharing:)

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  32. It's always good to know your history and such a fascinating one about railroad.

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  33. That's really neat that you get to do things like this! I also love that her favorite book is Charlottes Web - that's a cute little fact that people, like me, think is interesting!

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  34. Great idea to interview writers! As someone who has always loved and aspired to write, it is great to hear words of wisdom from those who have accomplished something with their words. Thanks!

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  35. I love this interview! I am not really an avid reader but I love learning fun facts about others!!

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  36. I’m so glad that I came across your blog. I am always looking to come across new books and authors!

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  37. I love your intereviewing style. So happy to read this

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  38. Great interview - to live during that era and to share it. Having an authentic representation is what is missing in literature today.

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  39. your interview is fantastic! Questions are well said and it feels like you are actually talking. The person you interviewed seams very nice to talk to, very pleasant. overall a good long read

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  40. Great interview! I loved her advice about paying attention to order and sequence. I see so many articles that jump all over the place, so I appreciate this!

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  41. I love that author's advice for new writers. You really do just have to keep plugging along and writing to grow in your craft. You can fine tune and evolve your work through editing, but you have to have something to work with in the first place!

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  42. Great interview, I always love when blogs host these thanks for sharing this with all of us. I will have to look into her books.

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  43. It's interesting to read what an author life looks like. What more, she reads regularly even as a writer. This so inspiring. I'm going to read more often so I can be successful like Trusty. I'll check ut for her works on Goodreads. Thaks for sharing!

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  44. Haven't heard of her books, but her life sounds amazing and so interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. This is a great review and love what she said throughout the post

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  46. I hope for her continued success. Wonderful thoughts she shared over here.

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  47. That's such a nice interview. So much things to know and learn about the author.

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  48. Seems like a good book and a great author. I will check the website out

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  49. What a fantastic experience to get to interview book authors. Very insteresting and inspiring interview!

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  50. I have yet to read any of her books, but this sure does have me excited to read one!

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  51. Love reading about smart, successful boss women. That was a great interview

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  52. I have always been intrigued what's inside an author's mind. It must be totally exciting to get to interview them.

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  53. Great questions asked to the author! Sounds like someone who would be a great mentor to an aspiring author.

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  54. How cool is it to be able to sit down and get inside the heads of great authors like this one? You are truly lucky!

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