Thursday, April 25, 2019

#AuthorInterview - Misty Simon


Olivia Jameson runs a summer camp called Breathe, giving inner-city kids a chance to see a different life. When the man who owned the camp died, leaving his dream to his son, Liv took charge, and the work means the world to her.
As far as Alex Campbell is concerned, the camp is a hands-off tax write-off. But when Liv calls because her boys are accused of property damage, Alex returns to the place he hasn’t called home since age twelve…and to a girl he barely remembers, now a woman who stirs him like no city sophisticates ever have.
This is Liv’s livelihood, her mission, her dream. Sharing it with a man who doesn’t understand the impact is frustrating. But as he begins learning truths that were hidden from him, both Liv and Alex may have a change of heart. Can Liv open up her life one more time to love?
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Author Interview
Welcome Misty Simon! Thank you so much for chatting with me.

How long have you been writing? When did you decide to become an author?

I’ve been writing since 2000 approximately. I decided to become an author because I found myself watching way too much Lifetime TV and figured I should probably go find something else to do like read again. So I did and I fell in love with couples falling in love. I’ve been published since 2005 and have loved every single minute of it, even the rough ones!

What did you do when you received your first Acceptance Letter?

Uh yeah there was a lot of squealing, probably some crying, more squealing, I’m pretty sure I did some sort of dance that should never be done again, and then I drank a bottle of champagne.

All writers suffer from writer’s block at least once in their career. What’s your go-to cure?

I get myself away from what I’m working so hard to make happen and put on some music and then I wander around the house. I look at different book covers and look at all I’ve created, I trust that this will work itself out and then I journal. That’s usually enough for me to get back on track.

Any advice for the aspiring authors out there? Particularly those who are feeling a little discouraged?

Please write what calls to you and makes you happy. I know it’s tempting to follow trends and if you see one that fits you or if slight changes to your book could fit you in that subgenre then by all means go for it. But if your emotions and your heart aren’t in what you’re spending so much time on, it shows. So write, and write often, trust that your stories need to be heard, and then sit down and get that stuff onto the paper or computer screen!

We all need a little inspiration in our lives. What’s your favorite quote and why?

First think, Second, believe, Third, dream. And finally, dare. – Walt Disney
I love this one because it’s so simple and yet so profound at the same time. You need to believe in you before anyone else can and sometimes you’re the only one who does believe in you at first. But no matter what, you are important. What you’re doing is important, and the world needs your stories. So tell them!

Misty Simon always wanted to be a storyteller…preferably behind a Muppet. Animal was number one, followed closely by Sherlock Hemlock… Since that dream didn’t come true, she began writing stories to share her world with readers, one laugh at a time. She knows how to hula, was classically trained to sing opera, co-wrote her high school Alma Mater, and can’t touch raw wood. Never hand her a Dixie cup with that wooden spoon/paddle thing. It’s not pretty.
Touching people’s hearts and funny bones are two of her favorite things, and she hopes everyone at least snickers in the right places when reading her books. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two insane dogs in Central Pennsylvania where she is hard at work on her next novel or three. She loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at


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