Today, I have a very special guest. Samuel Park is the author of THIS BURNS MY HEART (published by Simon & Schuster), scheduled for release in June, 2011.
Thanks for being a willing first victim, Samuel! No, but seriously, I am very excited to read Samuel's book, and I hope after reading this WQI you're as excited as I am.
The rules for WQI are simple: my questions are under 140 characters long and Samuel's responses are just as brief.
Take it away, Samuel!
Please describe your book.
THIS BURNS MY HEART is about a woman in 1960s Korea struggling to give her family a good life and find true love.
How long have you been writing?
I've been writing since I learned how to read--I've always been addicted to the idea of being a writer.
Who or what inspired this book?
My mother's life. It had all the elements of a really great drama--conflict, heroes and villains, and a fascinating setting.
How long did it take you to write this book?
It took me nine months to write the first draft, then 2 years to revise it.
Besides writing, what do you like to do most?
I love watching TV, especially Survivor and Real Housewives of New York City.
All-expenses-paid vacation: where would you go?
I would go to England, because I have lots of friends there who I never get to see.
What’s your favorite color and why?
I like green because it's calming.
Lunch with anyone: who would you choose?
Vittorio De Sica--I know he's dead, but his movie A BRIEF VACATION made a huge impression.
Cat or dog?
I love cats, especially rubbing their stomachs.
That's all, folks! Quick, huh? And don't you feel like you know Samuel better? And don't you wish this book was available NOW?
Thanks again, Samuel. I'll be reminding everyone next year to preorder their copy because I know I will be! In the meantime, enjoy his blog by clicking here.