What inspired you to write this book?
I have had multiple sclerosis since June of 2000. It took me thirteen years, but I got rid of my cane in 2013 and I thought it was time for people to hear my story. Maybe I’ll be able to help someone.
How did you come up with the title?
I believe that as long as you aren’t six feet under, you are on the right side and anything is possible. The title is On The Right Side, My Story of Survival and Success.
Is this your first book? How many books have you written (published or unpublished)?
This was my fourth published book, I have five books available. The other four are fiction.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
People are stronger than we think and we can conquer most anything. We are not victims.
How much of the book is realistic?
The entire book!
Are your characters based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Since this is nonfiction, the whole thing is based on my life.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I don’t think I would change anything in it.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
On The Right Side is an inspiring story
What is your favorite part/chapter of your book/project?
That would have to be the poem at the end. There is a special story to it but you have to read the book to find out! LOL
What is your favorite theme/genre to write?
I enjoy writing paranormal, exploring the unexplainable.
Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?
I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t write on. If I get inspired, I will write on the topic.
What book are you reading now?
The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane and Set Your Voice Free by Roger Love.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Unfortunately, for the last few months, I have been buried in technical books and working on speeches. I haven’t had the time to explore any fiction or new writers.
Do you see writing as a career?
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I see myself as a highly successful motivational speaker with both nonfiction and fiction books available and selling well.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Getting started! I have tons of ideas but getting them on paper is sometimes difficult.
Have you ever hated something you wrote?
No, I have abandoned many projects, but I have never hated anything. They are all a part of me and to hate them would be to hate myself.
What book do you wish you had written?
I can’t think of any. Not to say that I don’t admire other works because I do but they are part of that writer, not me.
What is your best marketing tip?
Keep an open mind. What works for someone may not work for you and often the thing that worked for you in the past may not work again. And don’t give up.
What genre is your next project? What is it about?
Presently, I am working on speaking career and investigating other markets for On The Right Side.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
I am not working on one at the moment though I am playing with ideas for the third in the Julie/Santoro (Missing Flowers, A Little Poison) series.
How do we find your books, blog and bio?
Vancouver Vagabond blog: http://karen-magill.blogspot.com
Twitter: @KarenMagill https://twitter.com/KarenMagill
Face book: http://goo.gl/1VL3f
FB Fan page: http://goo.gl/ulvSy
Author/Speaker fan page: http://goo.gl/SjnsrW
On The Right Side group: http://goo.gl/LWZKme
Amazon page: http://goo.gl/0LrRK
Karen’s last interview with me -https://mandyevebarnett.com/2013/01/13/interview-with-karen-magill/