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Monday, November 23, 2015

Interview with Amazing author, Mark Koopmans!


 Author, Mark Koopmans

"Hi everyone, I'm thrilled to be spending time with gifted author Mark Koopmans today. Welcome, Mark. We'll get right to the questions. I"m really excited to be hosting your blog hop and telling people more about you and your book!
How did you get the idea for your book?
Thanks, Deanie, for having me over to wrap up the book tour. What a month!
The idea to write REVIVAL came after I spoke to Donald Braswell, who, at the time (2008) had recently finished fourth overall in America’s Got Talent. I interviewed Donald for the newspaper I worked for, but as the “official chat” ended, we continued talking for forty-five minutes and I was inspired by learning more about Donald’s back story. I knew then this could be a project far greater than a simple feature.
You had a great idea, Mark. I'm so happy you decided to write this book! I think it will bring you much success.
I know you’re doing a book tour. Describe some of the highlights of your tour.
The main highlights have been the wonderful blogger friends who have made such an effort to stop by most, if not all days that I posted. Their support definitely bolstered me! Other highlights, for me, came from sharing all the self-taught tips I’ve learnt in writing a memoir.
I'm glad so many great people offered to help you spread the word about your book!
What was the most exciting part of your book tour?
Probably seeing the book available at the publisher’s website and then on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
It is really exciting when you see the proof your book is actually published, isn't it?
What are your plans for the future?
I’m finishing my first novel, a WWII thriller. Then I plan to tackle a modern-day thriller set in Florida. I’m not sure I would ever tackle a memoir again, but they do say, “Never say never.”
Where can we purchase your book?
You can find REVIVAL at:


Pen-L Publishing (my publisher)
"Thank you so much for talking about your wonderful book, Mark. I know it's going to be a smashing success. Everyone will love your special giveaway that's listed on your blog. You have wonderful gifts we would all love to win. 


Copyright 2015: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


22 comments:

  1. So nice to read more about Mark. Congratulations on wrapping up the book tour. It sounds like it was fun.

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    1. Thank you, Murees! It was fun, and I learnt a lot about book marketing in a short amount of time!!

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  2. Thank you Murees! It's always fun to learn more about other authors, isn't it? Mark is an especially fun and talented one for sure.

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    1. And, thank YOU, Deanie, for having me here today - and truly, for all your positive support and encouragement!!

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    2. I loved doing the interview and finding out about your book Mark. It's on my wishlist for sure.

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  3. Never say never, because a memoir might just flop down in your lap!

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    1. Ha-ha! I'm "scared* that could happen (but you know I'd love the challenge if it happened :)

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    2. That'd be fun, Mark and you'd be in the headlines again! :)

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    3. Haha! True :) Who knows what the future will bring :)

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  4. Just shows anything can happen, doesn't it Alex? :)

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  5. Just shows anything can happen, doesn't it Alex? :)

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  6. You're right about the word 'never' - :)
    Can't wait to read your other works!

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    1. Yes, I feel a little like Sean Connery after he said he'd never play Bond again :)

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  7. The people we meet in life can take us down unexpected path. So glad you and Donald were able to write something meaningful together.

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    1. Thanks, Sheena-kay! I would never have imagined my first book would be a memoir, but I'm so glad it was :)

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  8. Glad to hear that you are not letting your pen/keyboard rest. Keep writing. This reader NEEDS writers. Lots of writers...

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    1. Haha! I will do my best to feed the sweet, kind reading beast that is you, EC:)

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  9. Mark, you did an amazing amount of work on your tour. I hope it pays off in great sales.

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    1. Thanks Susan, but I had a LOT of support from people like you, Deanie and so many other generous bloggers :)

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  10. Having been a local journalist, I know you can meet some fascinating people. Great that one interview led to such an inspiring project.

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    1. I agree!! I had no idea where I would end up, but I'm so glad I'm here:)

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