Interview with Mike Lyons

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son, Joseph. 丈世夫. He is quite simply the best person on the planet. Don't believe me? Check it out, it's on the Internet. Right on this very page, coincidentally.
Who are your favorite authors?
Shakespeare!
Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost
Dickens, Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Twain

And the greatest EFL text writers get to be on this list with Shakespeare!
Marc Helgesen, Clive Oxendon, Angela Buckingham, and many more!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Canada and grew up in the US and the UK. As I child I was often exposed to, or studied, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, German, and Latin. I loved English accents.... This led to my becoming an English teacher and to writing "Improve Your English".
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote my first book, "Improve your English", because I thought it would be a good idea to publish the advice that I routinely give my English students about self-study. Self-publishing it as an ebook seemed the best way to go about finding readers.
Who is the best person on the planet?
My son, Joseph.
Published 2014-08-19.
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