Author Helmy Kusuma has written two romance novellas, Mementoes of Mai and Cinta 3 Sisi (not in English). These works fall into the category of realistic fiction, faction, or as Alex Canton-Dutari says, “non-fiction fiction.”
Helmy says, “Based on the verbal and visual feedbacks (btw, visual being facebook and the likes) of those who had the pleasure (or not) of reading them, I wrote beautiful descriptive paragraphs which yanked people from their seat (or divan, or bunk…, or toilet, or wherever they had chosen to read) into the scene of my novellas.” Helmy says this explanation makes more sense if you just go to the links provided and click “buy.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Helmy Kusuma”
This interview is going to be a little different because author and adventurer Tony Slater is the kind of guy who colors outside the lines. I’m not the one who is going to tell him his TPS report has to have a cover sheet. I want you to get as much pure, unadulterated Tony as you can here; so I’ve simply put category labels for his answers. The rest is all him—and I will testify under oath to that effect if called to do so.
—Stephen Hise for Indies Unlimited.
Author Bio: Tony James Slater is a very, very strange man. He believes himself to be indestructible, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. He is often to be found making strange faces whilst pretending to be attacked by inanimate objects. And sometimes – not always, but often enough to be of concern – his testicles hang out of the holes in his trousers.
Author and internet radio personality Monica Brinkman describes her writing style as simplistic, meaningful and speculative in genre. “Allow me to explicate. As a writer, I sought diversity in the content of a tale for focusing on one genre seemed simplistic in nature, while adding a mixture of genre provided a much deeper challenge in my writing. Could I actually compose a story that would hold a reader’s attention without confusion of the story itself?”
Monica says, “I’ve read hundreds of books, yet found so many written using too many unnecessary words. I mean, how many adjectives do you need to get your point across to a reader? Thus, I kept it simpler so anyone who wished to read the book would understand its meaning and content. I am very character driven and chose the adjectives and descriptions so any reader is able to grasp the character, get to know them and be able to relate.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Monica Brinkman”
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Oana lived twenty years under the grotesque dictatorial regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. After the fall of communism in 1989 she studied languages at the University in Bucharest, then received her Master’s at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. English is her third language.