Interview with Dina Ripsman Eylon

What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media and e-newsletters
Describe your desk
Messy, overwhelming at times, but still functional and pleasing to the visiting eyes.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Israel. In my mind, I visit there often and I also write about it in my poems.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 9 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My poetry collection, Songs of Love and Misgivings, deals with many personal experiences and my emotional reactions to them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The publishing world is changing at a rapid rate and has lost its luster for non-traditional writers. Self-publishing allows the indie writer full control over the publishing process.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It's yet to be determined.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing and editing are my passion and creative outlets.
What do your fans mean to you?
I feel validated by their feedback and I love to hear from them, always.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on another poetry collections that is similar to life writing, i.e. poetical memoir.
Who are your favorite authors?
The list is too long. Here're a few: Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Lea Goldberg, Christina Rossetti, S.Y. Agnon, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I'm still alive and of course gratefulness.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Spending time with family and friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I check my library's catalogue.
Published 2017-04-21.
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Books by This Author

Songs of Love and Misgivings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
"Dina Ripsman Eylon's voice is pure lyricism, individualistic and non-conforming. The speaker's quest for love is absolute. Yet, tender words can be cunning, misguiding, the embrace loose ("You Who Left"), and separation finite. The speaker's seemingly naive stance about the existence of love is often contrasted by a deep sense of alienation." (Edith Covensky, Poet, and Prof.)