Business Interview (H.D. Campbell Productions)

Thank you H.D. Campbell for completing the business interview!!!!!

 

Business Interview

 

  1. What is your name? Henry “H.D.” Campbell
  2. What’s the name of your business? H.D. Campbell Productions
  3. How did you come up with that name? As an author I wanted to put all of my services into one umbrella. Hence, H.D. Campbell Productions.
  4. What exactly do you do? I do professional editing/formatting services, Public relations/marketing (for authors, artists, entrepreneurs and other professionals). Those services include marketing campaigns, video web and commercial spots, fliers, & other multimedia services. Through my company Hard Drive Publishing, I provide publishing services for authors.  I also have a production company called H.D. Television where my show THE AUTHOR’S CORNER W/H.D. CAMPBELL airs (YouTube: H.D. Television) in which many of my campaigns air in commercial form.  In the show, I interview authors/artists/community leaders etc.  I wear so many hats.
  5. Why did you choose to start this specific business? Ever since I got published, I realized the long journey as a writer until my first book got published. I call the journey long because I didn’t have the pleasure of the Internet or social media (because both weren’t as accessible as it is now) for my research.  I didn’t want anyone else to go through what I went through.
  6. What makes you unique among other business that are similar in nature? What makes me unique is that I can combine a lot of these services to keep prices low and give you the most maximum of service.
  7. Why should customers/clients choose to do business with you? I believe they should do business with me because I can provide professional service and with my background in media can assist in whatever they need.  Also as a 7 time author, I can use my editing skills help others.
  8. How long have you been in business? I’ve been in business over 16 years.
  9. What words of inspiration do you have for inspiring entrepreneurs? Take your time.  Know what you want.  Want it for yourself and don’t let others shape your dreams.  Dream but don’t dream too long.  There are times when you can take too much time to where your dreams fizzle out.  You must work on that dream daily until you’re able to finally see it come into fruition.
  10. How can you be reached? I can be reached either by telephone at 314-265-9169, by e-mail at hdcampbell3@msn.com. I can also be reached on Facebook at either H.D. Campbell, Author H.D. Campbell, or at H.D. Campbell Productions.  My websites are hdcampbell3.com, www.hdcampbellmedia.com, & www.harddrivepublishing.com.
  11. Anything else you’d like to share about your business? Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday.  However I do work weekends and later so contact me and see.  Also you can watch the Season premiere of the Author’s Corner Friday July 15, 2016 and air every Friday on my YouTube channel at H.D. Television.  I always end every show and presentation with my catchphrase, Let Your Writing Fuel Your Spirit.
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Migraine Awareness Interview

Migraines affect many people.  When someone is having a migraine, many times, those that don’t suffer with it don’t know how to act or treat the person.  Thank you for participating in the interview.

 

Migraine Awareness Interview

Thank you for participating in this short E-Interview. It’s greatly appreciated.

1. May we use your name or do you wish to remain anonymous? Yes, Parise Bailey

2. Do you or a family member experience migraines? Yes!!

3. How long have you been experiencing migraines? For over 25 years now

4. How severe does it get for you on a scale of 1-10? Several have seemed to go over 10

5. What works best for you when you experience a migraine? Catching it early and being quiet and reducing light and noise

6. How best do you prevent them from coming, if it’s possible? Decrease stressors and stay from too much cheese and caffeine

7. Is there anything additional you’d like to share with everyone? Keep a log of each time you have a migraine. Check over it and notice the pattern. If they are coming too frequently, go see a doctor and asked to be referred to a neurologist. You may have developed another condition such as TIA (transischemic attack), mini stroke which is what I have.

Lupus Interview with Selana

In my efforts to understand my Awareness topic of the month I’ve been doing research on lupus. In addition to regular research I decided to do some e-interviews.  The first one is Salena Bennett. She’s a very beautiful and talented young lady with an awesome spirit.

Thank you Salena!

1. Do you want me to release your name or remain anonymous?
Yes, you can release my name.

2. Do you have lupus? If not, does someone close to you have lupus?
Yes, I have lupus

3. When did you first find out you had lupus?
It last year around the second week of December

4. If you were old enough to remember what was your reaction?
I was doing my hair in the bathroom then all of a sudden it’s as if I couldn’t breathe. It felt like I was having a heart attack if that’s what’s having a heart attack feels like. I went to the hospital three times within December with the same symptoms. They keep saying it was an anxiety attack. The fourth time I went to the emergency room they actually did blood work and the doctor told me to go to my primary care doctor and get tested for lupus. I did and I was positive for lupus.

5. What’s the best way you deal with it on a daily basis?
Faithfully taking my medicine and exercising to balance the weight gain.

6. How would you describe lupus to others who know nothing about it?
Its my bad and good germs fighting in my body. So if you have a cold stay away or it could possibly kill me lol.

7. What’s one thing you would like everyone to know?
Just because we don’t look like we are sick doesn’t mean you can belittle our pain.

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Interview With Author Pynk

Author Pynk was our author for the month of December.  We read her books “Erotic City: Miami” and “Erotic City: Las Vegas”.  Pynk is based in Atlanta, GA.  This was my online interview with her.

1. What is your name and/or pen name?

My name is Marissa Monteilh (Mon-tay), but I write erotica under PYNK. I also write novels under two pen names that will be announced in 2015.

2. What type of books do you write?

I write women’s fiction and erotica, and I’m venturing into interracial romance.

3. What does your writing process look like?

I prefer to write late mornings until late afternoon. Early mornings are reserved for emails, marketing, etc.. Early evenings I nap. Once I’ve come up with an idea that moves me to no end, I develop a plot. Then I write a short synopsis. I develop the characters by writing character resumes, and then I write a 30 chapter outline as my roadmap. The outline can be as long as twenty pages. I then take a blank document and add the 30 chapter headings. I consider each chapter a scene. I then tackle whichever scene I’m in the mood for. It doesn’t even have to be sequential. This can take anywhere from two months to six months. My rewrites take a few months as well.

4. Do you have any strange writing habits?

Not necessarily strange writing habits, but I do have writing necessities. I must have an outline, I have to write in complete silence (not even music), I prefer to set a goal before I sit down and I try not to get up until I meet it, I prefer to write on my desktop, in my office, at home (not at a coffee shop or airport). Oh, also, I prefer to use a mouse. Okay, maybe that is strange.

5. What authors inspired you to write?

Terry McMillan showed me through her writing that there are people out here who look, and think, and act like me. She inspired me to try my hand at writing back in 1998. Her stories seemed so real to me that I believed I could create characters who could live out loud like hers did. That was my goal. So I sat down to give it a try and ended up with a major book deal two years later.

6. What do you consider your best accomplishment?

My best accomplishment is that I published my granddaughter’s book called Bailey and the Bully. To be able to publish her story using my knowledge and experience has been the icing on the cake of my career.

7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself retired, looking back and seeing that my book-babies are still entertaining readers. Yet I know that a bit of me, deep down in my soul, will be itching to create a new document of 30 chapters based upon some idea or title that I dreamed up. By then, I’ll hope that I’ll talk myself out of it before my characters talk me into it.

8. What is your least favorite part of the writing process?

My least favorite part of the writing process is getting to the point where I have 3/4 of the first draft done, yet I find that things have changed from my outline because the characters have driven the story, not me, and I must tie it all in before the next phase. Filling in those gaps and blending in those unexpected transitions is tough. But after that, it’s smooth sailing.

9. Is there one subject you’ll never write about? What is it and why?

I’ll never write about horror (I never go to see horror movies, I’m a chicken) or westerns or medieval romance. I like contemporary stories that focus on relationships and family.

10. How many books have you written?

I have written thirteen titles under Marissa Monteilh, seven under PYNK, and so far, one interracial romance under a pen name, so a total of 21.

11. When you write, how is your writing atmosphere?

My writing atmosphere is completely quiet. I sit at my desk and I face a window (in case I need to look out and further envision my characters). I usually have a bottle of water and a bowl of fruit on nearby. Later in the day, maybe even a glass of wine.

12. How long have you been writing?

I stared writing in 1998, so nearly seventeen years.

13. What are you working on right now?

Right now I’m finishing up my second, non-fiction ghost writing project, and I am very proud of it.

14. What suggestions do you have for new authors?
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New authors: Keep writing, study the craft, be willing to do your own promotion, develop a tough skin, and be patient.