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Interview with June “Joe” Boyd, author of A Spiritual Awakening

Author’s Bio: June “Joe” Boyd is from a small town in Indiana. Her grandfather called her Joe when she was really young and it stuck. Joe is 54 years old and has three children and three grandchildren. She has been writing since the age of 5 or 6 years old. She remembers always having a pen and paper in her hands but didn’t do anything with her writing until 5 years ago when someone told her to get her stuff published.
DL: What’s the inspiration for writing your book?
JB: I don't know what inspired me to start writing. I've been doing it for so long I couldn't tell you. 

DL: Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
JB: I read some of Edgar Allen Poe when I was younger. I think that might have inspired me but I'm sure there were other things that inspired me as well.

DL: How long did it take to write your book?
JB: I really don't know how long it took because I took some of my stories from when I was younger in with my recent ones. The Spiritual Awakening book has a series of all the ones written from then and today.

DL: Do you write with an outline, or just let it flow organically?
JB: I guess I just let it flow organically. It's really never planned.

DL: Do you listen to music when you write? If yes, is there a theme song for this book?
JB: No, there is no music theme but I have to watch TV to write my books. I have to have quiet when I write music but I do have a cover theme for all my A Spiritual Awakening books. The covers will have footprints in the sand, footprints in the snow, footprints in the leaves and so on.

DL: What are the keys to success in marketing your book(s)?
JB: I guess the key to success is to never give up no matter what anyone says or does. Keep the faith and it'll happen. Go to book signings. Go to book readings. Get a FB account or LinkedIn account just for writers. 

DL:  What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
JB: Well, I guess I would tell them everything I just said about keeping the faith and never to give up. 

DL: How about sharing an excerpt from A Spiritual Awakening?
JB: One of my favorites is called True Love. 

                       True Love.....

In 1929 I waited .......

I wonder what you’re thinking

Do I ever cross your mind?

I thought you would always be there

True Love is hard to find........

DL: What’s next for you?
JB:  I'm trying real hard to get my music into ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) or SESAC (Society of European Stage Authors and Composers). 

DL: Where can readers find out more about you and your book(s)?
JB: You can Google June "Joe" Boyd and see my book on about every website like Amazon

DL: It’s been a pleasure having you here with us today. I know my readers will enjoy getting to know you and your work.
JB: Thank you for listening to my story and thank you for having me. 


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