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Kristin Blizzard
An interview I conducted with Kristin Blizzard, author of What Murphy Didn't Know, which was published by PublishAmerica.
Can you give us a basic summary of What Murphy Didn't Know ?
 
What Murphy Didn't Know is based on the belief that all of us are going to have the good and bad that come with life.  We are all people sharing this world in the time we are given.  No matter how long each of us have, we can decide to live in a better world by us creating this for ourselves.  With truth, humor, and basic ideals I try to show that we all have reason and abilities to promote hope and wisdom. 
 
How long did it take you to write it?
 
It took me about nine years of playing and one year of working hard to actually complete this. 
 
Did you do any research while writing? If so, what kind?
 
Really the only research that was needed for this was life.  I too had the times that seemed unbearable when i questioned why me.  I think that is why this is so different, What Murphy Didn't Know is filled with truths that ring true for everyone.
 
Are there any books or authors who inspired you as a writer?

Absolutely, I am a big reader of classic lit, I know my ideals derive from what I read.  Sir Thomas Moore, Dostoevsky, Sophocles, Dumas, I can go on...
 
Do you keep a strict for writing?
 
I don't really have a schedule for writing, I have to divide my time between my writing styles, reading, and working.  
 
Who is your target audience?

My targeted audience is really the people that need the extra push, the ones that have closed their minds/ hearts.  I think this really appeals to most people, there is something on every page that will make you think about yourself.  I see it able to help everyone that takes the time to read it.
 
 
What are some of your favorite books?
 
Again, I have to turn to the classic.  I love Utopia, War and Peace, Count of Monte Cristo, The Idiot, ok I really can go on about this one.
 
What are you working on now?

Right now I am testing the water on a few new projects.  I am debating on children's books, poetry, or a novel to come next.  I really have a lot of ink left.

Any tips for aspiring writers?
 
I would tell anyone that wanted to be a writer that just as in life there is an uphill battle that you must fight everyday.  Do not limit yourself to anything.  Read any and everything you can get your hands on.  Find something you can work with, be true to who you are, and maintain the passion of your work and if you are willing to follow it where ever it may lead, then you have what it takes to be a writer.

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