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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Author Interview – Dermot Davis

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Have you always enjoyed writing?

Not at all. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to keep motivated and I have to force myself to continue. That’s usually when I’m stuck in a storyline that I don’t know how to solve or when I’m continuing down the incorrect storyline that doesn’t serve the story’s characters and I’m forcing it. When the story flows and the characters all agree on the direction I’m taking… then it’s bliss.

What motivates you to write?

I’m miserable and impossible to live with if I don’t.

What writing are you most proud of? (Add a link if you like)

The most proud I’ve felt about my writing was seeing that kindle users were highlighting some passages from my books that appears on the Shared Highlights and notes section of the Amazon sales page. That’s the best kind of review!

For example, in Stormy Weather, several people have highlighted these passages:

“Dreams are such ingenious creations of the mind, he considered. They show up in your world as challenges when all they are are messages of the soul, showing you “out there” what is but a reflection of what is hidden “in here,” deeply buried from view.” “What is a life lived without passion? he asked himself. And what is passion, but a yearning of the soul for recognition and self-expression?

The beauty within seeks beauty without. Perhaps we require beauty as a needed reflection and acknowledgment and confirmation of its own existence. If we fail to recognize beauty, it may wither and die.” “…they never even refer to dreams as dreams but rather like to refer to them as experiences of the heart and mind.”

“A life lived with an open heart and mind can access all aspects of self, of experienced reality and of the imagination and that the language that each actuality speaks – symbol and metaphor – can be understood and hence the heretofore mysteries of the mind and of consciousness itself can be demystified and decoded.”

Shared passages from Zen and Sex:

“Could the entire notion of finding one’s soul mate be a simple case of looking for ourselves in another body? Is the “soul mate” really just the best approximation of ourselves that we can find?”

“Buddha was right: pain and suffering are the only true constants in life.”

“In the absence of social restrictions, the human male would be promiscuous throughout the whole of his life. Women, however, tend to be more monogamous. Women want a lot of sex with the man they love; men want to have a lot of sex with a lot of different women.”

You’re also a playwright?

Yes, my background is in theatre and aside from some early poetry and short stories, plays were the first real writings I attempted.

Zen & Sex

Martin is a content twenty-four year old single guy whose peace is disturbed when he receives a wedding invitation from his ex-girlfriend with whom he still pines for.

Does he go?

He considers that if he doesn’t go to the wedding, he will be perceived as a sadsack loser.

If he goes alone he’ll be perceived as an even worse loser.

However, if he attends the wedding with a drop-dead gorgeous bombshell who looks like she’s crazy about him, then it’s his ex-girlfriend that’s going to look like the loser.

Problem is he’s not dating a drop-dead gorgeous bombshell.

He’s got three weeks.

After many disastrous online initiated dates, he finally does get to meet a gorgeous bombshell who agrees to attend the wedding with him.

Problem is, not only is she fourteen years his senior, but she’s all about putting Zen into relationship, which involves every guy’s worst nightmare: talking about your feelings, being conscious of your thoughts and above all, unabashed, honest communication at all times.

Martin has no idea what he is getting himself into and the sharp learning curve that’s required of him when all he wants is sex and she wants Zen.

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Genre - Romance

Rating – PG13

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