Interview with Francis M. Edwards

Published 2020-09-17.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
There is so much information that children need in todays world. I get excited by all the different ways of imparting this curcial needs to them through my Tunnel Books. I am always excited by the challenges of making a new one.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love playing the piano or listening to classical music. There is always a trip to the beach for a swim in the sea.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look on Smashwords.com for inspiration. They have so many to choose from.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes.
What is your writing process?
I divide my books into two categories: informative and story telling. I believe children learn by different approaches....my approach comes from earning a Master's Degree in The Art of Learning.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was always given books by my grandmother......birthday, Christmas, Easter......always a part of my presents. These books included the classics which became my friends.
How do you approach cover design?
I look for free images on the Internet that would suite a good cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Books that a never have read yet. Why you ask.......because they are the ones that hide new surprises for me.
What do you read for pleasure?
Adventure historical books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
E Tablet
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Book Fairs
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Ocean City, New Jersey. I did not know my ability until on day my English Professor at The University of Pittsburgh singled me out and told me to become a writer. This idea came to light when I turned 65 years of age.
Sorry it took so long!
What's the story behind your latest book?
Giggles is a fictional character who tells real stories as she grows up year after year.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I made books for children to experience at first hand. They loved them. Every time I appeared at a class as a substitute they would spot me coming onto their campus and ask me if I brought them any Tunnel Books.
I knew I had a winner.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The reaction I get when people see my Tunnel Books.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything.....I like to know my books bring them happiness and a desire to read.
What are you working on next?
More e books
What inspired you to publish Legacy Recipes
I.was a short order cook for 18 years in my own cafe on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey. I have always been interested in cooking. I use to watch and help my grandmother prepare meals. When she passed I found her legacy, her collection of wonderful delicious recipes. It gives me pleasure to preserve them and share them with you. ENJOY!
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Legacy Recipe Taste of America Chocolate Cake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 360. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
From my grandmother's collection of favorite desserts. I found that it contains a secret ingredient. ENJOY!
Oh Christmas Tree Chris Cross
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A Cracker of a Christmas Wish. Chris Cross
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Another miscommunication from Chris leads to a puppy being called goldfish. Yes, really.
Legacy Recipe Taste of America Treat Brownies
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This recipe isfortified with chocolate chunks. These brownies are to knock your socks off delicious. ENJOY! .
Legacy Recipe Taste of America Treat Pumpkin Muffin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 390. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / New England, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
Cherished recipe from my grandmother's collection of favorite treats to bake at home. ENJOY!
Legacy Recipe Taste of America Dessert Spice Bar Cake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 360. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Middle Atlantic States
This spice bar cake will be one to rave about by anyone who gets a piece. This comes from my grandmother's collection of wonderful desserts. ENJOY!
Legacy Recipe Taste of America Dessert Apple Pie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 740. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / New England
American apple pie is one tradition we can all share with this wonderful recipe. The recipe comes from my grandmother's collection. Enjoy!
Legacy Recipe Taste of America Dessert Pumpkin Pie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 710. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Middle Atlantic States
This pumpkin pie recipe brings home pleasant memories of autumn and Thanksgiving. This is American heritage and tradition at it's best. ENJOY!
Legacy Recipe Taste of America Dessert Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / New England, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
A simple recipe, but made delicious with my grandmother's cooking knowledge revealing her tricks, tips, and secrets. ENJOY!
Legacy Recipe Taste of America Dessert No Bake Cheese Cake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 330. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / New England, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / New England
No bake Cheese Cake should be in everyone's recipe box. It is delicious light and fluffy. ENJOY!
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