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Interview with Carole Eglash-Kosoff: ‘It felt very special to hold that stack of pages in my hand’



An avid student of history, Carole Eglash-Kosoff is a native of Wisconsin. After graduating from UCLA, she spent her career in the apparel industry and teaching fashion retail, marketing, and sales at the college level. Her first book is The Human Spirit. She has also established the …a better way! Scholarship program, which provides money and mentoring for worthy high school students for both their first and second year of college. Carole Eglash-Kosoff lives and writes in Valley Village, California.

Her latest book is When Stars Align.

You can visit her website at www.whenstarsalign-thebook.com or connect with her at Facebook at www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=553077163.

Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, Carole.  Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published? 

Hi…I’m multi-published.  When Stars Align is my second book.

Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route? 

I self published The Human Spirit – Apartheid’s Unheralded Heroes.  It represents stories of individuals I worked with in the black townships of South Africa and I had no Agent for this book.

Q: How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?

Less than 3 months.

Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate? 

It felt very special to hold that stack of pages in my hand.

Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time? 

I began sending copies of the book to those I thought would be interested, Ambassador to the US from So Africa, for example

Q: Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author? 

I’ve certainly grown in self-confidence.  I’ve participated in Book Fairs and the NY Book Expo and I’ve learned how little I really know about publishing and promoting options.  I have a great deal to learn.

Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole? 

The size and complexity as well as its current state of flux.

 Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?

The feeling that I’ve accomplished something.  My current work is a work of love and passion and I’m very proud of it.

Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day? 

Write…write…write…then be prepared to rewrite and edit some more.

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