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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Author Interview – Andrew Gabriel

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How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?

Honestly, I find anything to write on when an idea strikes me!  But if I have my    choice, I stick to the lap top.

How much sleep do you need to be your best?

Though I always try to get a full eight hours of sleep (which life never seems to     allow), I find myself working pretty well on 5-6.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?

Yes.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t say thank you Harry, the dog that inspired it all!       But more seriously, my family, for always being there to support me.

Tell us about your new book?  What’s it about and why did you write it?

The Big Book of Harry is about my fun-loving, sometimes generally insane dog     named Harry.  It is a book intended for young reader’s, the first of a series, that            introduces kids to Harry, as he takes them on a fun-filled tour of his daily life.      You will find your kids…and perhaps even yourself…laughing and learning, as       you explore the world of this nutty, but lovable animal!!

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?

When I’m not writing, I relax by sometimes just being completely lazy.  No TV.    No reading.  Nothing.  Just me and the couch, whether taking a nap or not.  As a    writer with a great imagination, you can find your mind running like an            overheated car engine, and sometimes that means just giving it time to cool down and recoup.

Sometimes it’s so hard to keep at it – What keeps you going?

You have to be inspired to write.  If your not, it becomes nothing more than a        job…and tedious one at that.  There are times when I haven’t wanted to write, and   its taken an hour to write a page, but when I’m inspired, it flows and your         surprised what comes out.

What’s your favorite meal?

My favorite full, sit-down type of meal has got to be an Italian style dinner.           Lasagna, meatballs…I just love it.  Want to eat it now!

What color represents your personality the most?

Blue.  It can be bright and exciting, but other times, more relaxed and         comfortable.

What movie do you love to watch?

The movie series that is my absolute favorite…that I can sit and watch all the         time, and nearly recite every line, is the Indiana Jones movies.  All of them.  Even the 4th one.

How do you feel about social media websites?  Are they a good thing?

I think social media can be good and bad.  For reconnecting with old friends and family, and for marketing purposes for things like a new book, social media is great.  But it’s when it takes over your life that it becomes bad.  Checking your             phone every two seconds for an update about what your friend ate for lunch?        Bad.

If you could do any job in the world what would you do?

This may seem strange, but I’ve kind of always wanted to be a truck driver.  I just             love driving and can sit in a car for hours.  Sometimes, that’s where my best thinking takes place.

Are you a city slicker or a country lover?

I’m a little of both.  I love the hustle and bustle of the city…at times, but I like the            relaxation, peace, and quiet that the country offers.


Looking for a fun, new book for children? Well look no further! ‘The Big Book of Harry’, the first of a series, introduces young readers to a dog named Harry,as he takes them on a fun-filled tour of his daily life. You will find your kids…and perhaps even yorself…laughing and learning, as you explore the world of this nutty, but lovable animal!!

The ‘Harry Book Series’ takes young readers on exciting adventures filled with fun, learning, and laughter…all told through the voice of one fun-loving, crazy dog. Don’t miss out on all the the fun!

And feel free to visit and like Harry’s very own Facebook page:!/officialtheoneandonlyharry

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Genre - Children

Rating – G

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