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About Mike Manos
Mike Manos, the author of the novel GOD’S POOR, is a professor of Economics and a scholar of History and Archaeology. He is also a poet and a freelance writer.
About God’s Poor
The sudden deaths of pregnant women rock the world.
A deadly virus causes world panic.
A dangerous heresy reemerges from the misty past.
The Catholic and Orthodox Christian Churches face an unknown enemy.
Mossant reveals dangerous secrets that threaten religious foundations.
The quest for immortality leads to the first Jerusalem and incredible revelations.
Finally an earthquake produced by HAARP gives a temporary solution.
Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, Mike. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?
A: This is my second fiction novel.
Q: What was the name of your very first book regardless of whether it was published or not and, if not published, why?
A: The title of my first book was “ The 17th November Conspiracy” and it was published in Europe.
Q: For your first published book, how many rejections did you go through before you either found a mainstream publisher, self-published it, or paid a vanity press to publish it?
A: I experienced only 2 rejections. Then I published it with a third publisher.
Q: How did the rejections make you feel and what did you do to overcome the blows?
A:I never give up. If it takes you some years to write a book and you have something to tell, then simply you can’t stop with the first rejection.
Q: When your first book was published, who published it and why did you choose them?
A:I published it in Europe where I was living then, and the publisher was one of my favorites.
Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?
A: I really didn’t think that I accomplished something special, although I celebrated it with a fine meal at my favorite restaurant.
Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?
A: I sent copies to my fellow colleagues and reviews to the magazines where I was working as a freelance writer.
Q: If you had to do it over again, would you have chosen another route to be published?
A: Sure. I would have choosen a specialist.
Q: Have you been published since then and how have you grown as an author?
A:This is my second novel. As an author I am more established in Europe than in the USA.
Q: Looking back since the early days when you were trying to get published, what do you think you could have done differently to speed things up? What kind of mistakes could you have avoided?
A:I think that I an agent is always helpful. I didn’t want an agent then.
Q: What has been the biggest accomplishment you have achieved since becoming published?
A:I thing it is my reputation as a worthy fiction writer.
Q: If you could have chosen another profession, what would that profession be?
A: I think that another profession that suits me is Archaeology.
Q: Would you give up being an author for that profession or have you combined the best of both worlds?
A:I think that combining the best of both worlds is the best.
Q: How do you see yourself in ten years?
A: An established author with at least 6 more fiction novels.
Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?
A: Work hard, do it for the love of writing, not the fame or the profit, get inspired.