Book Realities Series Trailer
Season 1, Ep. 0
Book Realities - interviews with independent authors starts soon. Here's a short snippet of what you can look forward to in series 1.
Season 2, Ep. 5
An interview with editor, Alix Kwan, exploring what she does, how she was trained and how she works in collaboration with authors to refine and polish their manuscripts.This is the latest in our series of Book Realities. Alix is based in Australia and is a fantasy and sci-fi fan first and foremost, as well as being a member of the Institute of Professional Editors. She holds a Master of Arts, specialising in publishing and editing. Having edited more than 50 manuscripts for independent authors, in addition to academic articles and journals, she was formerly the in-house editor for the University of Southern Queensland’s Social Engagement and Marketing Team. She also has extensive experience in the editing of complex technical papers for Public Service Departments. Website: https://moxieediting.com.au/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoxieEditing
Robert C Littlewood
Season 2, Ep. 4
Season 2 of our Book Realities series of interviews with independent authors, where we discuss their books, their writing methods and what inspired them to be writers in the first place.An accomplished classical singer, Robert C Littlewood was born in Catford in the Borough of Lewisham, London. He emigrated to Australia with his family arriving in 1964 initially in Perth, Western Australia. He went on to work in many different jobs before completing a Bachelor of Education and going on to be a Primary School teacher. After 15 years in the classroom he left to become a consultant in industrial relations and HR management.In his singing career, Robert was a chorus member and soloist in the 1990’s with the West Australian Opera Company subsequently being billed as one of WA’s leading operatic tenors. He still maintains an interest in singing and performs on the amateur stage now in his adopted home of Bunbury, Western Australia where he lives with his wife Marilyn.With a deep and abiding love for the genres of science fiction and fantasy, he decided, like one of his literary heroes, CS Lewis, that he wanted to write the kind of novel he would like to read himself. Hiving completed the first two books, Deviance and Convergence in ‘The Balance Wars’ trilogy, he is currently working on Book 3 Equilibrium.
Barbara Ann Quinlan
Season 2, Ep. 3
Season 2 of our Book Realities series of interviews with independent authors, where we discuss their books, their writing methods and what inspired them to be writers in the first place.Barbara Ann Quinlan was, by her own admission, the archetype "wild child" in her teens and early adulthood. Romantically linked to Zohar Argov, widely known in Israel as 'The king of Mizrahi music', she also rubbed shoulders with Elizabeth Taylor, Rod Steiger and many more of Hollywood's elite. An actress, trained by world-famous theater director, Jerzy Grotowski, at his Theater Laboratory in Wroclaw, Poland, Barbara also studied Kathakali, No and Kabuki Theater, ancient Chinese resonator techniques for the voice, Thai Chi and Chi Gong, among countless other exercises aimed at breaking down one’s resistances in order to develop the actor as an uberman, After many years studying Chi Gong, she became a Chi Master and for the next 20 years had a successful career as a massage therapist, uniquely incorporating Chi Gong to do energy healing.Having lived in Paris, she has traveled extensively including long stays in Israel, (holding dual citizenship with Israel and the United States). With a life story as remarkable as hers, there's a good reason it took three volumes to document it. The Love Seeker trilogy is a tour de force of a force of nature.