Mosanami Etal

Biography

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in New York City. I grew up in Greenwich Village. Washington Square Park. The heart of New York University. I was the only child of a single, working mother. It was just the two of us. More often than not, she worked two jobs, including the overnight shift at New York Hospital. I was alone -- a lot!

I was the little boy with an apartment door key dangling from a rope around my neck. From the early age of six years, I enjoyed enormous freedom roaming the streets with my curious and adventurous nature. My childhood was exciting and adventurous! I was exposed to a great many things at a very young and impressionable age.

Out on the street, I was prey for every older boy and pedophile, so I needed to teach myself how to listen to my intuitive voice. And, how to see them coming before they saw me.

This experience gave birth to many short stories, some of which are shared in this book series. Growing up in this environment helped me to become a good storyteller. I have always had good stories to share verbally. I have had much practice sharing these stories with others, as I grew up. As a writer, I write almost exactly as I speak. Therefore, I see myself much more as a storyteller than a writer.

However, as a writer, there comes a point where you must access your intuitive voice to help you shape and tell the story that you want to share. There are times when you become too self-conscious, and as a result -- You find yourself stuck in a place where the words are not flowing out of you. You need your intuitive voice to help guide you back into the flow.
How would you describe your writing style for this book series?
The first two books are written in an easily accessible, conversational tone of voice. First person narrative. It's like I'm sitting in a cafe sharing coffee or tea with the reader, and sharing intimate stories of my childhood. Universal stories that most every adult can relate to -- We were all once children exploring and discovering our worlds. There was magic everywhere!

The last two books of "Volume I" are written with the third person point-of-view, as an outsider looking inside. I view my life as if I am recording the events with a camera. If my life was a film, this is what it would read like -- an action movie! Action! Action! Action! One big, action-packed mystery!
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Series

Books

A Fool's Journey Volume I
Price: Free! Words: 92,870. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Volume I (Books I-IV) is the first of an ongoing book series where the Author takes pause to reflect upon his life as a jigsaw puzzle. It is a mystery where he begins to fit the pieces of the puzzle together in the hope of achieving greater understanding of why he is here. "I share with Roland Barthes the opinion that the text is formed by the reader rather than by the author." — Rain-walker
A Fool's Journey Book II
Series: A Fool's Journey Volume I, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,910. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Book Two is the second of an ongoing book series where the Author takes pause to reflect upon his life as a jigsaw puzzle. It is a mystery where he begins to fit the pieces of the puzzle together in the hope of achieving greater understanding of why he is here. "I share with Roland Barthes the opinion that the text is formed by the reader rather than by the author." — Rain-walker
A Fool's Journey Book I
Series: A Fool's Journey Volume I, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Book One is the first of an ongoing book series where the Author takes pause to reflect upon his life as a jigsaw puzzle. It is a mystery where he begins to fit the pieces of the puzzle together in the hope of achieving greater understanding of why he is here. "I share with Roland Barthes the opinion that the text is formed by the reader rather than by the author." — Rain-walker

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