About Georgene Summers:
Georgene Summers is a successful Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Inventor, Talk Show Host and Strategic Intervention Change Coach who has been empowering and counseling women for two decades. She has created tried and true formulas for having a loving, healthy and happy relationship with yourself and a partner. Georgene has just released the second of her trilogy of short Love Stories. These are old fashioned sweet tales of love lost and found; of love reignited; of love at any age and in any place. 50 Shades of Love, A Collection of Romances Volume 1 on Kindle; 50 Shades of Love, An Afternoon of Romances Volume 2 released on Kindle and 50 Shades of Love, Forever Yours soon to be released. Her previous books are Blind Spots: The Ultimate Guide to Love In the Dark a non fiction book about relationships; The Dating Dance: Confessions of the Spider & The Fly; Reflections from Within a poetic journey through the soul and Tigers and Other Winged Birds word songs from the heart. Since 1996 she has been traveling to Africa on photographic safaris alone with only a Masai Guide.
She has traveled extensively throughout Botswana on two overlands and photographed wildlife in Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe using a more personal approach. Summers has worked closely with the children of Africa and supports several grassroots Humanitarian projects.
In the early 1980’s she built, owned and operated a successful niteclub in New York City. Prior to that she was in the Fashion Business in Los Angeles, California. Adventurer, Entrepreneur,Strategic Intervention Change Coach, Risk Taker, Author, Wildlife Photographer, Seminar Leader, Relationship Guru, Fashion Accessories Designer, Speaker, World Traveler Summers takes life by the throat and runs away with it.
She was born in Hollywood, California; lived in Europe and Africa and now lives in the USA with her British born husband.
What inspires you to write?
I’m inspired by personal experiences that I have enjoyed in my life. I have jumped off the cliff without a net on more than one occasion and I live life with a passion that is difficult to explain. I defy fear and even though I live my life with an intelligent sense of what to avoid and what to challenge, I do not let fear prevent me from living my dreams ever.
Tell us about your writing process.
Ideas come to me easily and then I draw from personal stories, experiences that I have enjoyed or that a close friend has lived through and then I build the story from that point. Sometimes I can write for 6 to 8 hours without a break and other times I find myself moving from one project over to another so that I can exercise my creative juices in a variety of ways. I do outline characters when writing a screenplay and I do that on lined index cards. I also use a screenwriting program when writing material for the big screen. With my non-fiction books I draw from my years of interaction with women and men and my coaching skills. With my fiction books I take true stories or segments of the truth and mold them into romance that allows the reader to believe that true love does exist.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I write both fiction and non fiction and books and have written a few screenplays. I tend to listen and talk to my characters when structuring a screenplay. My fiction books are about love and romance and are short stories and I do talk to my characters so that I can be true to what they would say. I have two books that I am working on where they are based on true stories and I must know the characters well in order to put their pain in motion. I have a dialogue while I am writing with my characters. I talk to them and listen for their true response.
What advice would you give other writers?
I believe that ideas are a dime a dozen. Everyone wants to be an author. If you really want to write it begins with a commitment and the first words on paper. Give it life by giving your book a working title. You don’t have to stick to it but it gives you a beginning. Don’t give up! Everyone has an idea for a book but most people just have the idea and never do anything with it. Success is getting the book out there. That is my belief.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went the self publishing route because it allowed me to be in control. Going another route, searching for a publisher takes time and can be frustrating. It would be easy to give up while in the process. Instead, self publish and when your book is well received a publisher could come knocking.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that people like actually turning the pages of a real book rather than just pressing a button or sliding their fingers over a screen so I think the future of publishing is bright. I love holding a book and turning those pages and I think for me anyway it’s just part of the process. Curling up in a big overstuffed chair with some music on and reading a good book.
What do you use?: None of the above 🙂
What genres do you write?: Romantic Fiction; Non Fiction Relationships and Dating; Self Help;
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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