Interview with Author Leslie Hachtel!

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR LESLIE HACHTEL!

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Please help me welcome author Leslie Hachtel to Jemsbooks Blog Segment, Interview an Author. 

Nice to meet you Leslie. Thank you for coming today.

The floor is all yours.

When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
For as long as I can remember, I have always made up stories. Then one day, years ago, I was cleaning my house and I thought: I can go change the sheets now or I can write a book. So, I sat down and wrote a novel. Granted it was awful, but it ignited my passion.

jjspina: The sheets can always wait but the muse can’t.

What process do you need in order to write?

I don’t really have a process per se. I just need an idea, a keyboard and time.

jjspina: I guess that’s essentially what is needed, especially time.

What projects are you currently working on?
Right now I am working on an anthology that is set in the 1870’s entitled “Grave Importance”. It is a departure from my usual romances. It will be eight separate stories, each author using the same setting, theme and premise. It’s dark and full of murder, intrigue and twists. It is due out December 10 from Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies and I am very excited about it.
I am also working on Book Two of the Morocco series (Catherine’s story).

jjspina: That new books does sound intriguing.

What hobbies do you have when you are not writing?
I have three hobbies. I sew, paint (acrylics on canvas) and I make jewelry. When I need to step away from the writing to plot or develop characters, these other activities clear my mind. Also, the jewelry works great to give as presents.

jjspina: That’s wonderful – three other passions!

Please share your links and where to purchase your books.
All of my books are available on Amazon. “Bound to Morocco”, Captain’s Captive” and “The Dance Series” (bundle) are additionally available on all major sites.
Below are the links to Amazon:

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The Defiant Bride

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Once Upon a Tablecloth

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Payback

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Captain’s Captive

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The Dream Dancer 

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Emma’s Dance 

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Jester’s Dance

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A Dance in Time

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The Dance Series (bundle)

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Bound to Morocco

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Hannah’s War 

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Texas Summer 

jjspina: This is quite an impressive list of books, Leslie.

What advice would you give prospective authors?
Believe in yourself, in your work and don’t give up. Believe me, I know that is easier said than done. Writing is a solitary endeavor and the world is not always very kind. But you can never make a basket if you don’t shoot the ball.

jjspina: Good analogy!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to spend time in a Scottish castle, to experience history first hand and get a taste of how some of the people lived years ago. Or, walk through Ireland and absorb the landscape. Or go back to Rome and sit in a plaza, drinking in the sights. Or…

jjspina: Ahh, so many lovely places to go – hope you get to them one day.

What would you do if you were not a writer?
I would work at a zoo. I spent 18 years as a licensed veterinary technician and I do miss working with animals. And if I could do that again, I would want to be around giraffes and elephants and all the exotic creatures. Just don’t tell my dog.

jjspina: That must have been a fascinating job. I love elephants, giraffes are pretty cute too. Dogs know more than you think! Haha!

Leslie’s Links:

Website
Blog

Twitter 
FB 

Thank you so much for coming today, Leslie. I enjoyed learning more about you and your books. I will be perusing your books soon. I wish you much success with these books and all future endeavors. Please feel free to come back again to share new releases now that you are part of Jemsbooks Blog family.

Thank you, readers, for stopping by to read about this busy author, Leslie Hachtel. I hope you will check out her links and books soon.

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Janice

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 2 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to Interview with Author Leslie Hachtel!

  1. Lovely interview, Janice. Nice to meet Leslie. Hugs to you both.

  2. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
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  3. macjam47 says:

    What a lovely interview. It was nice meeting Leslie and her books. Now, to choose which one to read first. Love and Hugs!

    • jjspina says:

      Thanks, Michelle, for your kind support. So many authors and so many books to choose from. Have fun reading, my friend! I love supporting my fellow authors and learning more about them and what makes them write. Hugs 😘

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