Interview with Hallett German

Published 2019-02-14.
What do your fans mean to you?
A source of much appreciation and inspiration! Thank you for all your support and evangelizing my work! I hope you enjoy the present and future efforts! I try to give all a fun and interesting read.
What are you working on next?
Updated 2/4/2019

I am working on a book that may never be published as well as the next generation of the Olivia Plymouth Series!.

To do
Amazi Stories Book 2
Olivia Book #5 (prequel)
What do you look for in writing?
An interesting challenge taking on a topic or perspective that I haven't done before. This is more true of short stories because they start with a blank page. But I've the same experience with Ghosts vs. Robots!, Saving Eddie, Missed Landing, Spiritual Storms, and Killing Thoreau.

For the three series, the boundaries are more set so it is more a question of where can I take my characters that will challenge them. As they grow and experience various aspects of life, hopefully so does the reader.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A chance to make the world a better place through my thoughts, words, and actions. That's better than any video game!
Describe the challenges of each series
Updated 7/8/2015
Olivia Plymouth is the oldest series and most popular. It was always meant to be a four book arc. The challenge is after writing something is evaluating would Olivia really do that. The Boston Wedding took forever to release because there were far too many side plots and historical descriptions. It has a lot of humor, fashion, a mystery/adventure, and traveling. But in the end it is always about relationships and a sense of home. The last two books are quite different and focus more on Olivia's growth as a person. The ideas sat on the digital shelf for ten years!!

Amazi Series is the first one that I released. It takes some effort to be historically accurate and provide an alternative history on what could be invented at the time. The turn of the century was a time of growth and opportunity for the United States. I tried to capture some of the excitement and wonder of that time.

Corporate Intent Series popped out of nowhere and now has four books and a story. To me it is a Business Dysfunctional Corporate Mystery Sci-Fi Thriller with a nod to female readers! The area of Business and IT fiction that I like to see evolve. For Corporate Intent, there are no rules in the universe. Anything can happen. In each book, the DCRI staff are pushed far beyond their limits. The Finale , Book #4 Missing Syndicate lives up to the potential of the series. It is the first series that I have completed.

The Non-Series books allows taking on other topics such as IT, business, science, spirituality, and historical fiction.
How do you approach cover design?
I am fortunate to have a great illustrator in my daughter Alessandra. I discuss my vision and then she comes up something that is amazing. It is a lot of fun for both of us. She is available for hire for interested authors.
How many books do you have planned?
Updated 2-15-2019
Olivia Book 5 prequel, Amazi Chronicle finale, Olivia Plymouth the Next Generation.
Why do you write in so many genres?
To stay fresh, challenge myself and have fun. I would like to see more IT and Business fiction out there.
Tell me more on Project Z? (Saving Eddie)
There is unique historical paranormal fiction about a famous American figure -- Edgar Allan Poe. I wanted to tell his life through the eyes of his real-life brother (of which little is known) and a female admirer that follows him mostly from afar. There is a paranormal aspect on why Poe has the outlook that he does and a different explanation on what happened. It is now available for reading.
Would the three books in the In Small Doses series ever be published as one book?
This was partially done with Simply Business/IT. Plus new stories were added. I recently added a second edition.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The ability to start with a blank digital page and create a world or situation that I never could originally envision.
You finished Corporate Intent and Olivia Plymouth series. How did that feel?
Sad that it was ending. But great to having helped the characters grow throughout the series.
How can I find out what you are doing next? has the latest details.
Why write on Debroah Read Franklin?
To give this interesting woman her due!!! She greatly contributed to Ben's fortune by running his print shop and the post office. Debby also ran her household and raised two children to adulthood. And she knew her own mind and how to express her thoughts.
How many languages are you translated in
Two English and Portuguese. The Olivia Plymouth story is in the latter as a tribute to my second favorite language. It is not a mere translation but with specific changes. No others are planned.
What is this book you are working on that may never get published?
I like writing experimental books. They may not easy for readers to take all in at once. This new book is a successor to Waverly (story) and Shrouded Witness. Ten thousand words are written. Once done, will decide if I publish.
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Latest books by This Author

Fashion Confrontation (Cassia Plymouth Series #2)
Series: Cassia Plymouth Indie Fashion Reporter · Cassia Plymouth: Indie Fashion Reporter. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,320. Language: American English. Published: July 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Continuing the Cassia Plymouth series. Cassia and her friends worldwide formed the Abbey studying the lessons of indigenous, ancient, and independent fashion. Between putting out issues, they take on Fashion is Terror (FIT) 2 and unofficially assist the International Fashion Terrorist Watch Force, their hands are more than full.
Lockdown Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2020. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Fiction » Historical » USA
Ten stories written about and during the Covid-19 virus lockdown. This includes semi-fiction works on shopping and dentist visits, historical works on a lynching and Bodhidharma, and essays on nicknames from hell that won't go away plus artistic mission. This is the author's most personal work to date.
Fashion Rediscovery (Cassia Plymouth Series)
Series: Cassia Plymouth: Indie Fashion Reporter · Cassia Plymouth Indie Fashion Reporter. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Girls & Women, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A continuation of Olivia Plymouth series. Cassia, daughter of Olivia Plymouth is also into fashion. But finds oversized purses and the current fashion industry too stale for her taste. As a writer and content creator, she seeks to learn lessons from ancient civilizations and indigenous cultures. Against great odds, will she succeed doing so?
Olivia Plymouth Buys a House (Olivia Plymouth Series)
Series: Olivia Plymouth: International Traveler & Fashion Consultant, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,280. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Between solving mysteries and fighting fashion criminal organizations, Olivia Plymouth loses her house in a freakish lightning strike. No problem. Just purchase another house right? Especially when having such modest requirements. And everything just perfect. Tackling reluctant realtors, imperfect homes, and the unexpected, will Olivia Plymouth ever find her dream house? With four new stories!
Viagem Feliz com a Mala Ruidosa
Series: Olivia Plymouth: International Traveler & Fashion Consultant. Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Tradução adaptada ao português: Olivia Plymouth é uma consultora de moda que viaja mundo afora organizando desfiles para jovens. Ela é de uma energia e entusiasmo radiantes, sempre navegando as ondas da vida com coragem e alegria. Acompanhe suas aventuras nas Bahamas, onde uma senhora lhe revela o princípio das viagens felizes e um xamã tem premonições incríveis sobre seu futuro.
The Dhammapada Handbook
Series: Truly Unique Books · Spiritual-Minded. Price: Free! Words: 23,650. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
A new and unique look at the sayings of the Buddha as portrayed in the Dhammapada. This is done through including selected passages, paraphrasing public-domain translations, original short stories and prose, plus real-world practices to reinforce the teaching.
Her Time
Series: Historical Fiction · My Personal Favorites · Historical Look at Real People. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,640. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
So you REALLY know Ben Franklin? Wife Debby thinks otherwise! Mrs. Franklin was more than capable founding mother -- businesswoman, postmistress, mother of three, civic-minded citizen, and wife. With the help of a debt-ridden medium and the least of her descendants, she gets to tell her story. An honest, funny, and warm historical retelling from a colonial woman not afraid to speak her mind.
Spiritual Storms
Series: Truly Unique Books · Spiritual-Minded · One Of Books · My Personal Favorites. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,320. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Off-world aliens, project management, and spirituality intertwine together in a compelling tale about a most unusual series of life lessons.
Shrouded Witness
Series: One Of Books · My Personal Favorites · Truly Unique Books. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,040. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Peter Lachmere, a freelance video journalist learns about a nameless organization with members acting as observers of various societal strata and infrastructures. At great personal risk, they capture observations against the official narrative of the various diverse countries on the planet of Wolyraf. Will he make it to the end in this truly unique story?
Transitions 2
Series: My Personal Favorites · Free Short Stories · Spiritual-Minded. Price: Free! Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Every day we face moments of imbalance due to our thoughts and feelings, These Mahayana Buddhist-inspired stories show how we can return to calm and peace to counter our stress-free lives. These include stories based on Dogen's, Milarepa's and Bodhidharma's experiences and how they apply to everyday living.
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