Monday, September 21, 2015

Interview with Author Scott Berger

Scott Berger
Toronto, Canada

Good morning, Scott, and welcome to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors. It is a pleasure having you with us this morning. Tell us, what have you written? 
Quite The Catch in 2015 and a short story called Return of the Mahikan in a 2012 anthology Love, Loss and Other Oddities.

What is your favorite genre to write? 
Romantic suspense

Favorite food. 

Tea or coffee? 

Pizza or ice cream? 

Wine or beer? 
Wine AND beer.

Where would you like to visit? 
Machu Picchu in Peru

Favorite musical artist.
Jimmy Buffett 

I hear you. I have a flamingo in my yard. Do you listen to music when you write? 
Generally no. Too distracting.

What makes you laugh? 
British humor, Groucho Marx, and Mel Brooks movies

Favorite work of art or sculpture. 
Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

I love Fallingwater. It is gorgeous in every season. How old were you when you started writing? 
44. No, really. 44.

Describe your perfect evening. 
Warm summer night on a beach with my wife and a full glass of red wine.

Where do you get your inspiration? 
Real life, especially the weird things.

What do you do when you get a writer's block? 
Go to the beach and watch the tide roll in, or short of that, I put on beach music.

Who is your favorite author? 
Connie Wood and Sidney Sheldon.

Best book you ever read. 
Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat. Would be incredible fiction if it weren’t actually true.

Last book you read. 
Couldn’t tell you. Between being an architect by day and a writer by night, there’s not a lot of time for reading.

What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer? 
Being an architect pays my bills. For now. With any luck, writing will soon become a passion AND a career.

Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why? 
My wife for her never ending love, patience and support.

If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why? 
Jimmy Buffett. I’d love to pick his brain about his creative process.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer? 
Listen to your heart. Take in every bit of advice you can, but trust your gut. If it feels right, do it. If not, don’t. Simple as that.

Thank you, Scott, for being with us this morning and allowing us a glimpse of the REAL Scott Berger. We at Vision and Verse wish you the best of luck in all your writing endeavors.

Dear Readers,
Scott will be back on Thursday to share more about his new book, Quite the Catch. If you simply cannot wait, here is the link:

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