Indigo Sky Author Gail Ingis Interview!

Welcome Gail Ingis!

Sultry summer days bring back memories of summers spent in Coney Island. I’m counting my blessings, for those rich memories, for good health and prosperity, to the amazing circle of friends my art and writing careers have brought into my life.

Thank you to my gracious host, published author at Soul Mate Publishing, Madelyn Hill.

Indigo Sky, in print, is practically on my doorstep. The audiobook is waiting for my approval. The job of listening is at hand, and what a joy it is.  Actor Jane Oppenheimer has brought my book to another level. You can check out my blog on C. D. Hersh, and get the scoop how to do an audiobook.

Interview with Gail!

MusicDo you listen when you write? I never have, but I love my music, classical, country, Boston Pops and Celine Dion. I decided to try listening. When I begin writing, it flows, but other thoughts crowd out my story. Maybe music is the answer. This is a test. So far it feels great. 

Ocean or Mountains—I love bodies of water, any lake or river, even a waterfall, like Yosemite Falls. Doesn’t matter what form it is, a bubbling brook, a raging river, an ocean. And . . . did you ever see the snow-capped mountains in summertime in Utah? My goodness, so majestic, so magnificent. They poke through the atmosphere and soar toward the heavens. 

What does your writing process look like? —I always begin to plot, but it all changes as I write. What’s the point? Another problem with plot creation. I end up with descriptions, lots. I am an artist before I’m a writer, so everything I think of is visual. Descriptions flow, but a story, no. I’m trying something new. I am listening to music and writing. This is going pretty quickly. Let’s see if I can write a story just as quickly.

Where do I see yourself in ten years? — On BookBub. Is that a lofty goal? You see, I’m already retired from other careers and in my golden years. I am still trying to figure out why this time is called golden? I’m not King Midas, and I am busier than I have ever been, with my back-to-back appointments, involvements, painting and writing and teaching. And ballroom dancing. Love every minute, and can’t wait to finish listening to my novel’s audiobook, Indigo Sky.

Where did I grow up, and how did this influence your writing? — This is a great question. Although an Aunt gave me books to read. I loved reading, and writing poetry, but I also spent time
Cyclone, Oh, What a Ride 
--drawing. I grew up in Brooklyn. Coney Island was my playground. In October 2015, Soul Mate published my book, Indigo Sky. It was then that I finally finished my painting project. My memories of Coney Island are finally on canvas.

Recently, I installed my exhibition of thirty-eight Coney Island paintings from Surf Avenue to the boardwalk all the way to Neptune Avenue and the beach. The exhibition can be viewed at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. Mark your calendar and come to the art bash on Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm. See a ballroom dance demo, refreshments by Susan Kane, caterer, my book signing, and maybe even a jazz band.

Back Cover Blurb:
In a whirlwind romance, a lovely New York socialite marries a fêted, debonair author. But beneath the charm is a cheating husband addicted to hasheesh. Her dream marriage turns sour and the simplicity of her life runs amok when a handsome stranger, her husband’s business partner, threatens her staunch loyalty to her wayward husband. When she faces the ugly truth about her marriage, her need to finalize her divorce sends her on mad chase across the wilds of nineteenth century America with a handsome stranger—she learns hard lessons of murder, kidnapping and more that almost destroy her.

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  1. Excellent interview! Best of luck with sales, Gail :)

    1. Joanne, thank you. I'm hoping the promo activity of the new formats stir up lots of interest. Debby said, "The print book is available." I am not sure when I will have it.This whole process is odd. Even the audiobook, after I approved, is not available for two weeks, and they must have the audiobook cover before they will accept my approval. I do have that done. Even that was complicated.

  2. Great interview. good luck. :-D

    1. Tracey, how delightful to have you comment. Thank you.

  3. Welcome to my blog, Gail!

  4. Madelyn, thank you for having me visit. It's a pleasure.

  5. Hello! Love that you consider yourself an artist before a writer ;) I feel the same, though the 2 are very closely intertwined - all the best to you !

  6. Great interview, sounds like you've had a rip-roaring life Gail, and your book sounds like a must read.
    Good luck!
    Tema Merback
    Writing as Belle Ami


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