Author Interview Justin Bienvenue

Question #1: What made you want to become an author?
I didn’t initially set out to become an author as it happened on accident. I wrote down 5 goals I wanted to accomplish in 2010 and one was to write a book. After having completed or not having completed the first four of those goals I decided to write a book. I’ve always been told I could really tell good stories so I set out to publish a book. After realizing it was thrilling to write and I was good at it I decided that I wanted to become an author.
Question #2: What genre of books do you write?
Mainly horror and poetry. Although I have also written a western horror and crime thriller. I’ll test the waters and write in different genres if I enjoy reading the genre myself. So you likely won’t see any erotics or steamy romance novels from me.
Question #3: How long have you been writing books?
Since 2010 and 2011. I wrote my first book, The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore around that time. Since then I’ve been writing a publishing a book a year or within every two years. I currently have 5 soon to be 6 published books.
Question #4: Are you self-published or traditionally published? And tell us why you chose either.
I’m a self-published author. I have a few reasons for this. First off, when I first set out to be published I went with a vanity press and a bad one at that. After years of struggling with them I manage to get out of my contract. Not wanting the run around again I decided to self-publish so I went with Createspace. After a while I decided that it would be best to just keep going down the self-publishing route rather than try to submit to traditional publishers and likely get rejected. Also I feel self-publishing gives me total control and freedom to do what I want.
Question #5: What’s the best tip you can give to a new author?
Be yourself, write what you want and don’t be afraid of what critics may say. If you believe in your work and believe others will that’s all that matters. No one is a bigger critic of your work than you. Also don’t repons to trolls or critics of your work as it will only lead to bad things.
Question #6: What’s your writing routine like?
When I do write I usually write a few poems or write a short story within a day or two. I don’t write everyday anymore but I definitely need to as it’s a better flow of a routine to be in. I don’t keep track of word count when I write as I write as much as I feel like. If I think I can see a whole story through then I do if I feel I need a break or another day than I take the break.
Question #7: What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?
I hope they’ll be entertained, educated and filled with satisfaction and enjoyment. One thing I do with all my works is set out to create an enjoyable and entertaining adventure for them to read. If I can do that or leave them wanting more in the good way than I know I’m doing a good job.
Bonus Question: Why should a reader want to read your book?
They’ll feel as though they are part of the very book they are reading. The Wax Factory takes readers on a journey inside an old building with twists and turns but also creepy and strange things no person could see coming. IF readers are into thrilling shock and eerie madness than chances are my book is for them.

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A Rabbit’s Tale an Easter Story

A Rabbit's Tale an Easter Story (Praying Mantis Series Book 1) by [Ruiz, Diogenes]by Diogenes Ruiz (Author)

A RABBIT’S TALE–AN EASTER STORY, by Diogenes Ruiz, opens with a scene where Monty, the new boy on Juan Arias’ block deposits a mouthful of spit in the Arias family’s mailbox. The two neighbor boys couldn’t be more different. Although they both were in the 5th grade, Juan tries his best to ignore Monty because he secretly thinks the new kid is slightly crazy. Or possibly from another planet. Juan wants nothing to do with him. Twenty-five years later, Monty is working at his father’s business and tries to poison his father so he can gain full control of the company. The company where Juan works is involved in a project with Monty’s company, etc. It is impossible to say too much about this excellent novel in a limited amount of words other than it is well written and well worth reading. The comedy is great and the characters are well-defined…I do highly recommend this book. – Judge, 26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

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Books To Review For 04/01/2019

GENRE:
Non-Fiction, Diet & Health, Self-Help

Wow! You Look Fantastic!

Are you on-edge and out of shape? Discover a simple approach to get your mind and body back into their prime.

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GENRE:
Non-Fiction, DIY, Self Help

The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life

Overwhelmed with unnecessary stress and piles of useless stuff? Discover how to ditch society’s expectations and live by your own rules.

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GENRE:
Humor (with History, Religon, & Fantasy)

Negotiations with God

What if after this life, you got to live another one? What if you were able to negotiate the terms of that life with a God? What if that God was a dick?!

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GENRE:
Sci-fi romance

Unbearable Fear

Skye: I am a rockstar and I have a stalker. He terrifies me. Someone close to me is feeding him my private information. I don’t think I’ll ever be safe. Who can I trust?

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GENRE:
Suspense Thriller

THE CHATTERBOX KILLER

A Killer Who Likes to Talk. A Cop Who Likes to Listen. A climax that could leave The Killer, The Cop, or both men, Dead!

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GENRE:
Memoir

On My Road to Heaven – A Bold and Joyful Life

Born poor in Juárez, Mexico, Ozzie Delgadillo knew he was destined for greater things. In childhood, he survived a deadly disease, a demonic encounter, and a recklessly abusive father.

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GENRE:
Coming-of-Age

Summer of ’79

GENRE:
Middle Grade, Fantasy

Under The Light of a Full Moon

Clara doesn’t think she’s special, until she starts having terrifying nightmares and hearing voices in the night.

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GENRE:
Urban Fantasy

The Gifts of Fate

When dark forces threaten the fates of Gods and men, a troubled psychic may be their only hope.

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GENRE:
Steampunk

Buried In Blue

Doctor Elise Sterling has one last chance to save her career and prove that researching werewolves is safer than exterminating them.

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GENRE:
Children’s Picture Books

Día De Recoger Cachorritos

The Spanish Edition of our award-winning picture book, Puppy Pickup Day.

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GENRE:
Children’s book/picture book

My Dino Ate My Homework!

In My Dino Ate My Homework, a little boy has the perfect reason for not handing in his homework: his pet dinosaur ate it!

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Playing in the Box

Playing in the Box: A Practical Guide for Helping Athletes Develop Their Mental Game by [Temple, Dr. Pete]by Dr. Pete Temple (Author)

Athletes work hard in practice, putting in the time and the grind, but when it comes to game time, sometimes they miss the mark. They know they’re capable of more—and their coaches and trainers know it, too—but when the lights are on them, and the pressure rises, they often underperform.

The truth is, physical training is only one part of any athlete’s game. The mental game is just as important, yet in young athletes, mindset is almost never a focus in development and practice—and it’s costing them results.

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TRAIN GAMES, The Girl in the Red Vinyl Coat

TRAIN GAMES, The Girl in the Red Vinyl Coat: A Today Thriller of Sexual Revenge by [Brickell, Claude]by Claude Brickell (Author)

Amazon reviewers have written: “This is not a cozy mystery, there is non-stop action, it is extremely well done. I recommend the book. Brickell hits the nail on the head with his story of today’s sexual scene.” If you liked Paula Hawkins’ “The Girl on the Train” or Leslie Wolfe’s “Dawn Girl” then “Train Games, the Girl in the Red Vinyl Coat” is sure to satisfy your thriller desires. It is chock-full of mystery, suspense and riveting action that will keep you reading page after page until the shockingly unexpected ending.

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