Interview with “Cluck the Undercover Chicken” Author, G. Eric Francis

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1. What made you want to become a writer?
Hmm…you know, I am not entirely sure.  I’ve always had a odd imagination, and I’ve been putting thoughts to paper (later typewriter, if anyone remembers what that is LOL then to computer) since I was 8 years old.  I just enjoyed telling the stories that came to me out of the blue.
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2. What books have you published, other than this one?
Besides “Cluck” I have published a more adult oriented book called “A Prayer For The Dying.”
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3. Are you published in any big bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble, or small stories such as Walmart, Target, etc?
When I published “Cluck” in paperback (via Createspace.com), it was my understanding that the paperback would also be distributed to a variety of bookstores.  I am not sure, however, when that has taken place.
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4. What do you like to write about the most?
I am weird in that I write stories covering a variety of genres.  “Cluck” was the one I enjoyed the most, because it allowed me to appeal to younger folks while sneaking a little “adult”-type humor in a subversive manner.  Usually though I try to write things that will make people laugh, even if the subject is somewhat serious.
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5. What genre of writing are you most experienced in?
Probably action/adventure pieces with lots of humor.  Been writing things like that since the beginning.
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6. If you had to give any inspiring writers one piece of advice, what would it be?
I’ll say what my dear cousin would say to me when I’d stop writing months at a time…”Write…Write…Right!”
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7. How did you start writing? What was your starting point?
As I mentioned before, I started writing when I was 8 years old…poetry and action stories based on friends.  I’d take some ruled paper and a pen and started filling them, then sharing with folks to see if they liked it.
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 8. What was your favorite childhood book?
Actually, most of the time I read lots of Greek and Roman mythology more than kids books.  I also enjoyed sci-fi, and don’t chuckle, but “Mad Magaizne.”  Probably is how “Cluck” came to be in a lot of ways, especially how it turned out.
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9. Did you get your book published by a publisher first, or an online site such as Amazon Kindle, Nook (B&N), etc?
Right now I am totally self published, starting with Amazon and then spinning off into print with Createspace.
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10. Do you have a website, Facebook/Twitter page, or any other links where people can learn more about you and your works?
Yes…you can follow me via Facebook @ http://www.facebook/com/gericfrancis, as well as on Cluck’s FB page, www.facebook.com/clucktheundercoverchicken.  I blog from time to time as well (not for the kiddos! 🙂 @ www.thefuturesdomain.blogspot.com.
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