Author Interviews

When I am not writing one of my own books, one of my favorite things to write about is other authors and post author interviews here on my blog. The reason for this is, I am bringing my readers into the world of writers.  As a writer and a seventeen time-book author myself, other authors never cease to amaze me. I have met some wonderful and talented writers, illustrators, and photographers that I now have meaningful relationships with, and all through doing interviews on the WWW. I hope that you will enjoy reading about some of my favorites. You may already know who some of these great talents are,  if not, maybe you will learn a little more about them. :-) Please follow my blog and you will be updated with new author interviews and other posts as they are published.  Other talented authors and illustrators not posted below but are mentioned on this blog are Vijai Sharma, Ashley Howland, Joe McCarthy, Jodi Desautels, Mario Joseph Cardarelli, Joe Landers, Ree Villaruel, and Alexa Bourne.

Enjoy!  –Virginia Wright

These author interviews are not posted in any particular order:

Deanie Dunne

Friday Spotlight: Deanie Dunne, Children’s Writer

Pistachio Cake Recipe

Dennis Higgins


Recipe| Dessert| Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites by Dennis Higgins


Tracy Campbell


Sherry Ellis

Guest Author: Sherry Ellis Author of Ten Zany Birds

Paulette Forshey


Joe Pranaitis

February 17, 2013 – Author Interview With Joe Pranaitis

Eric VanRaepenbusch

Week 4 Nov. 25, 2012 Guest Author | Eric VanRaepenbusch Interview & Giveaway

Launa McNeilly

Week- 4 November 25, 2012 Guest Author | Launa McNeilly Interview & Giveaway

Rhonda Patton

Guest Author Rhonda Patton, Is A Super Talented Author and Graphic Artist!


Jeremy Hawkins

Week 5 – Dec. 2, 2012 An Interview With Graphic Designer/Author | Jeremy Hawkins & Giveaway

Daniel Caron


Jane Firebaugh



Lisa Winkler

Week 5 – Dec. 2,2012 Guest Author | Lisa K. Winkler Interview & Giveaway

Catherine Wolffe

Week 2 – Nov. 11, 2012 Guest Author | Catherine Wolffe Interview & Giveaway


Sarah Bowman

Week-3 November 18, 2012 Guest Author | Sarah Bowman Interview & Giveaway

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NEW RELEASE! Practice Your Way to Perfect: Butterflies Coloring Book by Virginia Wright

***NEW! RELEASE*** BUTTERFLIES COLORING BOOK – Child, teen or adult this book is for everyone! 

 As a mother, grandmother, and a preschool teacher, I know only too well how difficult and frustrating it is for colorists to stay inside of the lines.

Child, teen or adult this book is for everyone! With five designs and five pages of each, you can color page one of the design, if you go outside of the lines, or decide on a different color than what used; you have four more additional pages of the same design to color. You can keep coloring until you practice your way to perfect.

Includes blank Draw Your Own Art pages to practice drawing your art; Practice Your Way to Perfect: Butterflies Coloring Book will bring relaxing moments and joy to all those who turn the pages of this book. Coloring is a great way for adults to relax and de-stress while having fun!

*           Coloring – is an excellent way tode-stress yourself!
*           8 x10 single-sided non-perforated pages
*           Draw your own pages
*           Butterfly and flower designs suitable for framing

“Color Away Stress through Creativity!”


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Who the Hell Are You? by Virginia Wright Ranked Amazon #3 Hot New Release…

Who the Hell Are You? Paperback Ranked Amazon #3 Hot New Release within 24 hours of publication. Who the Hell Are You? Alzheimer’s the Wrong Diagnosis is now available in eBook on Amazon. This book coming soon in other online retail stores.

I did not care about the gift, the cake, or balloons. I just wanted to hear “Happy Birthday, my darling,” from my mother. 

Who the Hell Are You? Alzheimer’s the Wrong Diagnosis, is the true story of my mother’s battle with Hydrocephalus. Initially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, it was only when her condition worsened and we sought a second opinion, that the true extent of her illness was revealed. 

What were her symptoms?
Why was a “telltale” sign overlooked? 
Could YOUR loved one be suffering from Hydrocephalus? 

I hope that by sharing our experience, other families will be spared the heartbreak of losing a loved one to this frequently misunderstood disease. Unlike Alzheimer’s when diagnosed early, Hydrocephalus is treatable with a good chance of recovery.


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Beekeeper Writes Book About Honeybees: Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do

Front Cover_1I’ve been asked more than once what makes me an authority on honeybees or the subject thereof? I have also been asked what makes me think I can write a book about honeybees?  What are my qualifications?  Well, I will start with telling you I am not an entomologist. But for those of you who don’t know the answer, I will brief you… before and while writing Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do, we had many beehives in an apiary in Ohio where I lived on a 25-acre farm. Later in life, and when we lived in Maine for about four years, we had as few as one to two hives. I have been a natural beekeeper and photographer of the little buzzers for years– and am currently, an advocate, of our greatest pollinator and encourage beekeeping.  Yes, Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do, a nonfiction,  was written by a beekeeper, me.  The cover photo of Buzzzzzzz was also taken by an amateur photographer, beekeeper, and writer,  me. I’m not proposing to be an authority or know everything about honeybees– but having been a beekeeper and photographer of honeybees for several years certainly gives me a qualifying factor for writing a book about honeybees, so that is what I did.

With that mystery behind us… you will see in the photo below and left, a swarm of honeybees that are about to get a new home. It was such an exciting day and always  rewarding to get a swarm of honeybees in the wild. Behind
Swarm of Bees_Virginia Wrightthe veil and white jumpsuit, you will find (me) getting ready to help capture this swarm of honeybees. :-) I’d much prefer to be behind the camera taking photographs of honeybees, but this day, I was asked to help get the swarm into their new home (beehive).

If you would like to check out more of my nature photography visit my Instagram gallery.

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Radio Interview with Virginia Wright talking about Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do, with Media Show Host, Don McCauley ( Don McCauley serves as host of a number of The Authors Show radio programs, a production created and produced by



In this photo, a honeybee swarm was arriving seeking a new home.  I stood amongst the honeybees shooting photos without any protective gear.

Swarm arriving...

Swarm arriving…

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From Here to Eternity The Dennis Higgins/Virginia Wright Fan Club|Authors

Dennis Higgins and I (Virginia Wright) became Facebook author friends back in April of 2012. We became close after discovering that we both lost siblings too early in life, we adopted each other as virtual brother and sister. Often people think we actually are blood siblings.

In 2014, Dennis asked if I would be willing to do some illustrations for his book, Steampunk Alice. I ran with it and not only made illustrations for the interior but ended up illustrating the entire front cover. It won 1st place in the 2014 Author DB cover contest. Thanks, Brother! I appreciated the illustrating challenge. :-)


Contact Information:

Dennis’ Email:
Virginia’s Email:



Virginia Wright:
Raised and grew up in the state of Maine throughout her childhood and into her teen years. Virginia is author and illustrator of several children’s books– Wild Animal Sounds, Crying Bear: Yes, Bears Cry Sometimes, too, The Princess and the Castle, and The Prince and the Dragon. Virginia is also author of an educational, non-fiction book: Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do. Plus two Christmas books: The Christmas Secret deemed a Christmas Classic, and Timothy, the Christmas Mouse is her latest release.
Virginia says lately, she has found her love of words in children’s writing; though she has been known to write in other genres.  She presently lives in the beautiful state of Maine. When she isn’t sifting through recipes, cooking, or photographing, her time is spent as a freelance writer, with her pen and pad in hand, doing what she enjoys doing most, writing…
Dennis Higgins:
Relative of Davy Crockett…World traveler.
As a native of Chicago, Illinois, I have always possessed a romance with things of the past that are gone but not forgotten.  I now live in the suburbs with my lovely wife, our dog and a couple of birds.
Among my influences are:  Richard Matheson, Jack Finney, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Joan Wester Anderson, Peter S. Beagle and Audrey Neffenegger .The Time Pilgrims series is exciting, treasured, and loved by YA, NA as well as adults.
“I once courted a Victorian lass in old Chicago. We had to part, it just wasn’t our time.”


Steampunk Alice – A Novella – Dennis Higgins & Virginia Wright (Illustrator) {LINK}

Our Day of Passing – Dennis Higgins & Virginia Wright (Contributors) {LINK}

Parallel Roads (Lost on Route 66) – Dennis Higgins {LINK}
Katya and Cyrus Time Pilgrims – Dennis Higgins {LINK}
Almost Yesterday – Dennis Higgins {LINK}
Tomorrow’s Borrowed Trouble – Dennis Higgins {LINK}
Pennies From Across the Veil – Dennis Higgins {LINK}

The Old Scrapbook – Dennis Higgins {LINK}
Buzzzzzzzz…: What Honeybees Do {LINK}
Timothy, the Christmas Mouse – Virginia Wright {LINK}
Timothy the Christmas Mouse Coloring Book For Children – Virginia Wright {LINK}
Wild Animal Sounds – Virginia Wright {LINK}
Crying Bear: Yes, Bears Cry Sometimes, too – Virginia Wright {LINK}
The Princess and the Castle: A Fairy Tale – Virginia Wright {LINK}
The Prince and the Dragon – Virginia Wright {LINK}
The Christmas Secret – Virginia Wright {LINK}

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