Recently, I had the privilege of connecting with Neda Disney, the author of Planting Wolves. Please see below for how to get this book! You can find out more about Neda at her website, http://www.nedadisney.com
Interview with Neda
Can you share a little of your current work with us? (short synopsis of Planting Wolves)
It’s about people with not a lot of self awesomeness. A few are really more seekers for the meaning of their paths.
It’s a very visual book because it contains magical realism which to me, makes their confusion and human longing gorgeous.
What inspired you to write your first book? – Do you have a specific writing style?
I was in an in-between phase in my life. I was very much in need of questions to answer and choices to make. I think writing brought my desires into high relief.
How did you come up with the title?
It’s a phrased used in conservatism to describe putting endangered animals, in this case wolves, somewhere where they can proliferate and thrive.
It’s a metaphor. There are no wolves in the book and no wolves were harmed in the writing of this book.
What book are you reading now?
I have an 8-year-old daughter so I’m reading a lot of more complicated children’s books. It’s difficult to know if the books’ plots are informed by the interests of children or are forming those interests.
Are there any new authors that have grabbed your interest?
No. I’m fairly suspended in time at the moment. Plus, I don’t like to read when I’m working on writing. I’m writing my new book so I can’t read anything but goods about tummy aches and making new friends. To be clear- kids’ books.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be a writer.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? – Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
It’s difficult to sit still. I’m very social and extroverted.
As for travel- I do travel but not for writing.
But I talk a lot to strangers, I make acquaintances quickly and I know immediately who I will be friends with.
I people watch, go out a lot. I call this micro travel. My mind and spirit become refreshed by other people and how they move me.
Who designed your covers?
It is a photo of a painting I did. I studied painting which as I said is very related to writing. A computer designer person worked with the image and made it into a lovely book cover.
I absolutely must learn the name of this difficult profession so I don’t disrespect an entire career path which is not easy to master.
Thank you for your fun and smart questions.
How can I get Planting Wolves?
Genre: Literary Fiction, Magic Realism, available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audio
Blurb For Planting Wolves by Neda Disney
A writer in a purgatory bar, an art collecting housewife who time travels, a movie Production Assistant with stigmata, a codependent AA sponsor, a sex addict, a movie star with issues, a two-time liver transplant recipient and an abusive TV costumer who gets what’s coming to her. All connected to one another but completely and utterly alone.
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