Author Interview: Marc Mullo
Marc Mullo has been a writer since 2001, and his initial inspiration was 9/11. His favorite genre/niche is poetry; however, he also enjoys children’s books, fiction, and non-fiction writing/reading (history, sports, etc.). Marc is single with no children. He’s a Canadian citizen, born and raised there. His favorite poet is probably Leonard Cohen. He prefers no particular poems. However, poetry is his passion in his writing career. His work has been featured by The Poetry Institute of Canada, and The Ontario Poetry Society, just to name a couple. His goal for 2013 is to publish two or three more books.
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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Following the events of September 11th, 2001.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Needing silence, peace and quiet, with no distractions.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
With my first book, Poetic Potpourri, I was surprised to learn how many emotions could be evoked with my work. This book had some of my favorite poems from my first decade as a writer.
Where did you get ideas for your books?
My ideas came from my enjoyment of poetry, and its various forms.
Out of all the books you have written which is your favorite and why?
My first book is my favourite, so far, because I’m quite satisfied and content with how it turned out. I’ve only written/composed one book so far in my career.
What age group do you think best describes your reader?
People of all ages and reading levels, and anyone with an interest in poetry like myself.
What do you think makes a good story?
Characters always make a good story, if nothing else.
Who are some of your favorite Authors?
Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Pierre Berton, P.K. Page and Robert Munsch.
If you could pick one actor to play a character in your book in the movie version, who would it be?
Julia Roberts, probably my favorite actress of all time.
What song best describes your book and Why?
“Take Me Home” by Phil Collins, my favorite musical artist. I’ve been told that my poems could be song lyrics.
Who are some of the people who influenced your love of writing?
My family in particular.
If you had one piece of advice for an aspiring Author, what would it be?
Don’t give up!
What would you like to say to friends and family of writers (not just your own)?
If you enjoy what you do, that’s all that really matters!
What projects do you have up and coming?
2 or 3 more books of poetry this year (children’s poetry most likely)!
Poetic Potpourri (Xlibris, 2011)
September 11th- “A Day Like No Other!” (poem title)