My First Interview as a Published Author!

Today my first interview as a published author will be posted by my friend and fellow writer/blogger, Margie Miklas, on her site, Margie in Italy.

It’s a privilege as well as a bit nerve-wracking to “expose” ones self and I can only hope that it will be interesting and inspiring to (at least!) one other person!

That said, I wanted to say a little bit about how Margie and I connected and how this all came about. For me, it serves as a reminder to stay in touch with your passion and just “do the work”, trust, and be open to the serendipitous events in life.

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So, in the beginning…which was not so long ago (actually earlier this year) I was researching sites that accepted submissions about Italy. Taking my lead from other respected writers/bloggers, I found Italian Talks. Italian Talks features “Italian stories by true lovers of Italy”. Well, I qualified as a true lover of Italy, but would my writing hit the mark?

Puglia Fall 2014 - v cheese croppedNothing ventured, nothing gained as they say so I sent off my email inquiry. Italian Talks is sponsored by Baglioni, a luxury hotel group based in Italy so I didn’t really expect a quick response…but I got one and not from Italy but from Florida! As it turns out, their Twitter and website are managed by a fellow American blogger, writer and Italophile, Margie Miklas.

What started out as a hopeful inquiry has developed into a marvelous long distance friendship. Margie enthusiastically approved and submitted my initial article and likewise with seven subsequent submissions.

But there’s more…when I was planning my post-tour travels in Italy and planning to be in Rome in May, it turned out that Baglioni was going to sponsor several of its blogger/contributors on a Great Beauty” experience (based on the Italian Golden Globe and Academy Award winning film) that they were promoting. Thanks to Margie, I was able to join this once-in-a-lifetime event. She worked tirelessly behind the scenes for all of us even though she was unable to attend. That’s just who she is!

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Over the  months she has been unerring in her support and encouragement.  Writing/blogging can be a lonely endeavor and having the ear (and shoulder!) of someone who really understands its highs and lows is so helpful and consoling. Patient, selfless, encouraging, Margie has been an invaluable sounding board and source of advice. (I told her she that was the “doula” in the birthing of my book!)

While going through the ebook writing phase and, finally, its publication last week, she offered to do an interview and help promote my book. True to her word, my interview is being published today. I hope you will take a few minutes to read it.

Doing this interview afforded me the opportunity to reflect and introspect about the journey…about those serendipitous events that bring wonderful people into our lives. I hope you will share your thoughts about it with me…

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Grazie, Margie, I’m honored and grateful, not just for the interview but, for our friendship. I’m so looking forward to traveling in Italy together next spring!

And I’m honored and grateful for each and every one of you who takes the time to stop by, read, share and comment here. I look forward to hearing more from you over the coming months!

Read My Interview on Margie’s Blog

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Order Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style today on AMAZON (Paperback or Kindle)

Read more from my friend, Margie Miklas, and about her love affair with Italy!

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12 Responses to My First Interview as a Published Author!

  1. Bogusia Kowalska says:

    Just got my copy :)

  2. Laura LaGris says:

    LLoved your interview and have passed along to Jenny my Italian friend with an extended Italian family both sides. She dreams of travel to Italy and I send her most of your stuff

  3. Pam says:

    Yeah!!!! I am so excited for you and great to know all your hard work paid off. Now we need to sit with a glass of wine together.

    • Grazie Pam! It’s been quite a journey…so far! I hope you have the opportunity to take a look at my “labor of love” – maybe it will inspire you to come to Italy, too? 😀
      Si, a glass of vino! Always need that!

  4. Ginny Dias says:

    Got a kindle copy for my IPad yesterday . Very excited to dig in to it. You are such a STAR and I’m loving it for you. You are such a good example for ladies who think it’s to late for them to shine like you have.Grazie Ginny

    • Ginny,
      Your support and enthusiasm are so appreciated!
      Grazie for purchasing the kindle version (I’ll be interested to see how it looks on your iPad) and I very much look forward to your feedback and Review (:D) especially after taking your first (but not last!) trip to Italy.
      Si, it is NEVER too late!

  5. It is such a pleasure to be able to share in your joy and such a pleasure to have you as a friend! I’ll never forget the day we “met.” Margie’s interview was fantastic and I loved hearing how you got to the place you have created for yourself…come si diece in Italiano congratulations 100 times! and huge hugs too! My how I wish we lived closer! Looking forward to getting your book!

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