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Interview with Davis Aujourd’hui, author of ‘Babes in Bucksnort’

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Davis Aujourd’hui is the author of the Sister Mary Olga Fortitude series of hilarious satires. The first book is entitled The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude. It was followed by Babes in Bucksnort.

Davis possesses a rich life experience that has enabled him to draw from it in order to create a colorful canvas upon which to paint very human lives. He is a retired social worker, having worked for Adult Protective Services in New York State for nearly twenty years. He developed the characters within his series of books in order to entertain a colleague by using the gift of humor.

As will be the case with Sister Mary Olga in his third book, he is a recovering alcoholic. He also happens to be gay as are several of the endearing and humorous characters within his novels. He can speak from his own experience. He has possessed all of the foibles of his cast of characters who are naughty, nasty, and nice.

Davis lives in Upstate New York where he is currently sharing his life with his partner of seven years. He is socially-minded and spirituality is the most important ingredient in order for him to maintain a happy and successful life.

Visit this blog for information on the series: http://bestsatireseriesofthedecade.blogspot.com

Visit this blog for information on the author: http://authordavisaujourdhui.blogspot.com

Connect with him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Davis-Aujourdhui/138584429540046.

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

I have two books in a series of eleven which have been published. The first one is entitled The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude. The latest book in the series is called Babes in Bucksnort.

They are both hilarious books about a bourbon-swilling, chain-smoking nun who is constantly getting into trouble with her Reverend Mother, a reformed prostitute. They contain a multitude of diverse and zany characters who provide plenty of fodder for Sister Mary Olga with which to spin her outrageous tales. They are guaranteed to make their readers laugh from their beginnings to ends.

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 was self-published because I didn’t have the patience to wait for a mainstream publisher to pick up the books.

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

I was published within about two to three months.

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

It felt wonderful! I celebrated by sharing copies of my first book with my friends and family.

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

I began to contact various media for interviews. I had a wonderful article published in Instinct magazine along with my local newspaper. I also found several professional reviewers who gave me rave reviews. I conducted book readings and book signings and I eventually hired a marvelous publicist who created two beautiful blogs for me.

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

As I wrote more, I gained more and more skills as a writer. Each book is better than the one before it. The beauty is that my readers of the first book couldn’t put the book down and couldn’t wait for the next book in the series.

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

I’m amazed at the number of books that are published each year – 400,000. I am also amazed at how difficult it is to obtain an agent or traditional publisher

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

The most rewarding thing has been the rave reviews I have received. Please check them out on Amazon.com where the books can be purchased in paperback or Kindle format.

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

If you can write well, believe in yourself and don’t quit.

 

 

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