MEET A. A. SCHENNA
As a child, A. A dreamed of being a cardiac surgeon, but later realized that this was not what he really wanted to do. Writing has always been A. A.'s greatest pleasure, and when he isn't busy writing action, adventure, or romance stories, he reads everything he can get his hands on.
Schenna admires all the writers he has met and enjoys talking about books and magazines. A. A also loves meeting new people and discovering new places.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW BOOK.
A Home for Christmas and Forever is a story about the spirit of Christmas and about sharing the love.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE TITLE FOR THIS BOOK?
The story is about sharing love and that is exactly the meaning of Christmas.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK? IS IT PART OF A SERIES?
We see so many people fighting against the difficulties of life, there are so many homeless people out there, I wanted to write something that would make readers feel at least blessed for whatever they have and appreciate life. Needless to say, it would be wonderful if we could do something to help them find a home.
HOW MUCH OF YOUR BOOK IS BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES OR THOSE OF SOMEONE YOU KNOW?
I walk a lot, I notice everything and I talk with many people. I guess my stories are based on whatever I come across that makes me wonder about life.
WHAT CRITERIA DID YOU USE WHEN SELECTING THE COVER FOR YOUR BOOK?
I would say that I focused on the colors and a setting that actually mirrors the meaning of the story.
WAS THERE A MESSAGE IN YOUR BOOK THAT YOU WERE TRYING TO CONVEY?
Yep! Sharing is Caring!
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT YOUR BOOK?
I guess not.
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU BEGIN WRITING?
I started writing many years ago. I love expressing myself through words.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST CONSIDER YOURSELF A WRITER?
About 12 years ago when I published my first book.
DESCRIBE YOUR WRITING STYLE.
WHAT IS THE HARDEST LESSON YOU HAD TO LEARN AS A WRITER?
It is easy to write a book, but is very difficult to promote it!
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE AS A WRITER?
There is only one, writing a story that will make readers feel wonderful.
NOT INCLUDING FAMILY, WHO SUPPORTED YOUR EFFORTS TO BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR?
My publisher and the best editor in chief who is my mentor and I owe her a lot. And her name is K.C Sprayberry. Melissa Miller supported me too and I am so happy because she is a strong woman and a great publisher because she supports writers in every way that she can.
WHO WAS YOUR FIRST PUBLISHER AND WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THEM?
I will not mention the name but I surely learned a lot about the industry.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR NEW WRITERS?
Never give up on your dreams.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WRITERS?
There are so many out there! John Grisham, John Green, Tracy chevalier and many, many others.
WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE WHO EVER LIVED, PAST OR PRESENT, WHO WOULD THAT BE?
I think the Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS AND MOVIES?
I like old movies because I feel the magic of their time.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC TOUCHES YOUR SOUL?
Ballads and classic music.
DO YOU HAVE A BLOG OR WEBSITE READERS CAN VISIT FOR UPDATES, EVENTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS?
Yes, readers could find me on my website: www.aaschenna.com
and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASchenna.
“I think we both need something to eat and maybe something to drink. It’s too cold in here; a cup of hot chocolate would be perfect right now. I am afraid it’s going to be a snowy night and we have to stay strong, so what do you say?”
Josh knew that miracles did happen every day; he just couldn’t believe that now it was his turn to experience the joy of life.
Also by A. A. SCHENNA
Wars, immigration, financial crisis, un-employment and hate had taken over leaving our world exposed in the chaos of uncertainty. But, no matter what, people who wanted to resist would never give up without fighting.
Three stories of romance for lovers of all ages.
Jenna never thought she would run into true love. Will John be the exception to her rule?
Pamela loved having the young man in her life and she would do anything to make it last forever. She had never lived something as crazy and wild as this before, and she would sacrifice everything to keep the feelings she had lost alive.
Trapped in Timelessness, Lake’s Curse, The Alphas, Limitless Love Collection, Fear the Darkness, and other intriguing stories are available through Solstice Publishing: http://www.solsticeempire.com/products.aspx?categoryid=8
and on A. A. Schenna's AMAZON author page: