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Five Questions with Author Peggy Eldridge Love

Monday, March 05, 2007

Peggy, I find your background interesting. Please share with the readers some of the highlights of your career.
Business and entertainment have gone hand in hand throughout my career. At a given point I was heavily involved in the business end of the music industry. I worked with Marvin Gaye in his small production company, Righton Productions, then was a personal manager, partnering with Pete Peterson, to manage several recording artist including New Birth. Thereafter, I was property administrator of The Watts Industrial Park, the VP of a female owned steel fabricating company, an international trade export company, and VP Co-Owner of an Office Products firm. Throughout each of those ventures I was writing. I created my greeting card line, Nudgies, during the time I managed the industrial park. I was constantly writing poetry, short stories, and started writing novels. I actually was offered a movie option based on three chapters of a novel I was working on once. That's what created my interest in screenwriting. A little later I wrote the Knoll Frames screenplay and then adapted it for stage, both of which won awards or ranked well in competitions. Then I wrote You Beckon, my poetry collection, and I continue to write all of the above on an ongoing basis!

Why did you decide to release You Beckon as an e-book?
I really was torn about that. You Beckon has been very well received as a paperback book and has gotten excellent reviews since its release. It even won an award or two. The one thing it has not had though has been wide distribution. Although the major bookstores offer it, it wasn't readily available on their shelves oftentimes. People who heard about it, who were excited about it and went looking for it to purchase had to "wait" for it to be ordered for them. That was inhibiting. Since e-books are now a true part of a large portion of the reading public's daily lives making You Beckon available to them in e-book form gives them instant access! Eliminating the wait has been a real bonus. That's a win-win for everyone.

What other projects are you currently working on?
This year should see at least two novels released. One a political thriller that has been years in the making, and the other a mystery, that is the first in a mystery series. Additionally, there is a joint project that I'm very excited about with several incredible writers! I am a freelance entertainment writer, I'm editor of Emerging Music for Bellaonline.com, I'm a contributing writer for Suite101.com, and a blogger, so I'm constantly working on projects in those non-fiction arenas. My blog, Living on the Tip of My Pen, is included in Top10Sources.com's Arts and Culture/Writing Women section.

Which is more difficult to write? Articles, poetry or novels?
I think my answer there is changing. I used to lament novel writing, saying I'm more a sprinter than a long distance runner, but I believe that novel writing is such an intrigue it is becoming my favorite.

What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Listen to your own heart and follow where it leads you, regardless! Writers write. They must! So disregard discouragement, ignore those who question your right to give your craft your quality time, energy, and devotion. This is your gift. Honor it.

My website is http://www.peggyeldridgelove.com/. My blog is http://peggyeldridgelove.blogspot.com/. Contact me at peggy@peggyeldridgelove.com or plovewriter@gmail.com.

To order your copy of You Beckon, CLICK HERE.

Interview by Shelia M Goss, an entertainment writer and author of My Invisible Husband and Roses are thorns, Violets are true. For more information, visit www.sheliagoss.com.
posted by Shelia, 12:06 AM

3 Comments:

Wow. I learned sooo much here. I can't wait for Peggy's book. I'm long overdue for a well written thriller!
commented by Blogger princessdominique, 10:17 AM  
Wow. You're background is quite interesting Peggy. Marvin Gaye & New Birth? Wow. I'm curious to see how the eBook works out for you. And your book is definitely on the top of my TBPL list.
commented by Blogger MsJayy, 10:23 AM  
Princessdominique and MsJayy, thanks for stopping by.
commented by Blogger Shelia, 10:19 PM  

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