What inspired you to write
this book? 
My grandmother was the
biggest inspiration for my book. I spent a lot of time with my maternal
grandmother. She raised me and my cousins during the summer giving us plenty of
time to spend with her.  Over the years I quickly caught on that sometimes
what my grandmother said was not like what she meant. While my family knew what
she was getting at, someone else who does not know her could misunderstand what
she was saying.  Giving me the ideal to write a story all about
misunderstandings that can happen in our day to day lives. While setting it in
a fantasy background. Allowing those that are reading to get a chance to
experience a daily problem people have in a different setting. 

What exactly is it about and
who is it written for?
 The entire book
is all about miscommunication. A topic that I feel we all struggle with on a
daily basis. Yet, if we take a moment to think or ask for clarification it
could easily avoid any miscommunications from happening in the first place. 
If you could not tell already this book was written for my maternal grandmother
who gave me the idea to write it in the first place. Since she is an important
part of my life. 

What do you hope readers will
get out of reading your book? 
 I hope that the
characters of the book help others to realize just how miscommunications can
start and how to help prevent them. If you are not sure what is going on it is
always best to ask the other person instead of letting your mind wander on its
own. That is what can start the miscommunication and leave people to miss out
on relationships with those that they care about. They also can cause you to
miss out on something that you would love to do and want to enjoy but cannot
because of the miscommunication. 

How did you decide on your Book’s title and
cover design? I
actually changed the
title of the book a couple of times before coming to The Ghost of the Castle.
The Ghost part of the title is from the fact of how miscommunications often are
like ghosts in a conversation. Something that we may not always be able to see
or feel but are really there. While the castle part goes for the setting of the
story. Once the title was settled, I wanted to make sure that there was a
castle on the cover. Tying in the title and the cover design of the book.
Before having the three main characters there. Showing that the story will
follow more than one person. 

What advice or words of wisdom do you have for
fellow writers – other than run!?
For other writers I would have to say just let your imagination
go. Just like when you read a book. Writing a book allows even the author to
escape their daily lives and get away. It could be helpful to get through a
problem that you are experiencing or getting to do something that you may not
be able to do in your daily lives.  Either way, have fun writing and enjoy
the adventure. 

What Trends in the book world do you see —
and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
  Personally, there are more ways than not to enjoy books.
It could be someone like myself that likes to hold the physical copy in their
hands. To a person more like my sister who uses a little from everything. Be it
a physical book, an ebook, or even an audio book that she could listen to on a
run.  While times are changing books will be something that people
constantly look for. Helping them to forget their own problems and experience
life in different places and situations. Just that little time away can really
help someone get through a tough time. 

Were there experiences in
your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book? 
Personally, for me once I thought about
starting a book on miscommunications for my grandmother. I realized just how
many miscommunications that I have in my own life. Leaving me to write this story quickly. Since once I started it
seemed to just flow in my mind. 

What challenges did you
overcome in the writing of this book? 
Personally, this book was different from all other books that I
wrote. Mostly because once I came up with a concept the book seemed to just
flow. Leaving me spending so much time writing that I spent sleepless nights
continuing to write. Instead of having writer’s block or doing my usual chapter
a day. Honestly, I am not sure if having it all stuck in my head wanting to come out
or having writer’s block is worse. 

If people can buy or read one
book this week or month, why should it be yours? 
I think that people should read this book to
see what a misunderstanding really could do. Personally, I wrote this book but
looking back on it after I wrote it there was so much that I learned about miscommunications. 
If we all take a step back and realize what causes them and how to fix it.
There would be more things that we can experience and less stressful situations
that we put ourselves through. 

About The Author: From a young age I always loved to
write. My grandmother would often give me just one word from the dictionary and
I would write an entire short story on that word. This love for writing
followed me into my current life. Often helping me to go places and see things
that I may never be able to see. While also sharing them with others. 

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