Friday, December 21, 2012

The Johnny Ray Interview with Darmie Orem


Interview Highlight

Welcome John to I Am Darmie Orem as well as Authors' Curtilage with Darmie Orem.

The Audience Would Like To Meet You, Please Tell Us A Brief Biography Of Yourself - Your Author Name, Where You Currently Live And What You Studied Back At School.
"I have a passion for life and adventure that I love to share with my readers. As an avid traveler and professional businessman conducting business worldwide for years I have made many interesting contacts and received numerous awards for top production. I have owned and operated several real estate companies, several insurance companies, and a stock brokerage company. I love radio and TV talk shows, as well as speaking in front of various audiences. Feel free to contact me if you need a guest speaker.

When it comes time to play, I am very active in many sports including dancing, swimming, tennis, biking, and skiing. While I love adventures that are new, interesting and challenging, making friends that share my passions is a special gift."

Hmm. Well, I will be the first to contact you for guest speaking.
"I will look forward to that. I live in Clearwater, Florida where I work full time as a writer, and I can be often found in one of the hundreds of coffee shops along the beach working on my next novel. I belongs to the Florida Writer Association where I recently won the Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller, the Romantic Writers of America, and the Mystery Writers Association. I attend various national writer conventions throughout the year, as well as several local writing groups in the Tampa Bay area of Florida."

When Did You First Know You Wanted To become A Writer?

"I have wanted to for years, but I  always had companies that required all of my attention."

The Salsa Connection, This Novel Won The Royal Literary Award For Thriller, What's The Secret?

"This is a great story that I loved to tell. It captures the struggle of a family caught in a situation that made readers pull for them."

How Did The Award Made You Feel When You first Heard You Won?

"Great! I was surprised, but very thankful."

What's The Major Plot Points Of This Book?

"When Nickolay Panov left St Petersburg, Russia to go to New York City for an international ballet competition 25 years ago, he was considered one of the best ballet dancers in Russia. The Americans say he was murdered. The Russians say he defected. In any case, he never returned. Just before Nickolay disappeared, several priceless paintings and icons from a major museum were stolen. While he was accused of the theft, no solid proof has ever been offered to tie him to it. However, evidence shows that the stolen goods were shipped to America. The CIA and the Russian Government are still pursuing all leads connected to the heist, and so is the Russian mafia.

Sveta was three years old when her father disappeared, so it’s a shock when, in the mail, she receives an invitation to a salsa dance competition in New York. At the bottom of the invitation is a note: “Please come to the competition and enter, my little lady.” No one but her father has ever called her that. Why has her father surfaced after all these years? Sveta wants answers, even if it means entering the late-night, sultry world of salsa dancing in St Petersburg and New York City and coming into uncomfortably close contact with the Russian mob."

That's quite Intriguing!

"Thank you." 

You Are Welcome. What Must A Book That Want To Garner An Award Include?

"Many things, including great writing, but also the ability to build characters and plot."

What's The Objective As A Writer Writing This Book?

"Several things, with the first be telling the story of a family struggling to make it in a crazy world, but also to give a history of the world of salsa. I love developing plots and want that to hold the reader’s interest."

All The Most Successful Books Show Creativity And Interesting Writing Techniques, What Must A Writer Do To Write A Best Seller?

"Best sellers have to have that extra edge. You can not be as good as other great writers, you have to be better. To generate sales you have to make the book so good, readers want to share it with others."

Hmm. Has There Been Rejection On The Salsa Connection Before It Got Finally Published? 

"Yes, there were several. I also had some that wanted to publish it, but not pay me what I thought it was worth"

I Know That Writers' Depression When Rejection Comes Is Not Clinically, Medically, But Officially. How Have You Been Able To Deal With The Sadness And Anger Which Comes With Rejection In Your Writing Career?
"I have never worried about it, I always knew that I would work things out. I just keep busy writing the next novel."

What Words Of Encouragement Do You Have For Those Writers Who Has Killed Many Nights To Write A Good Book They Thought Would Get Sold Instantly, But Still Sitting In Their Drawers?

"Some stories are meant to remain in the drawers. It is all a learning process. Learn to enjoy the process, and it will all work out in the end. Also, learn to celebrate all victories."

What Other Books Do You Have Coming Up?

"I just released another novel, STALKING LOVE. I will release two more in that series next year. I also plan to release two more books connected to THE SALSA CONNECTION later also"
Have You Achieved Fame And Success As A Writer In The Way You Desire?
"Not yet, but it is a journey. I can see this next year being a major turning point."

Any Favorite Author You Wanna Praise?

"I have so many friends who are writers.  I love to read Sandra Brown and Jackie Collins. Karen Rose is also great."

Book Short Blurb:
THE SALSA CONNECTION--AN INTERNATIONAL ROMANTIC THRILLER is a 93,000 word romantic thriller that has already won the Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller. The story moves from the salsa clubs of St. Petersburg, Russia to New York to Louisiana and, finally, to Italy. The red-hot thread of the dance runs through a novel that explores the Russian mob, slavery and prostitution rings, and the art world, as well as love, loss, revenge and the strength of family ties.


To all aspiring writers I want to say when demoralization kicks in the door and you feel like after all your failures, writing couldn't have been the way for you to have so much pains, remember your first love for the profession. For me when I started writing I didn't think about getting published. I've known that I wanted to be a writer even when I had no deeper understanding of what that means. Not until the calling came for me, I didn't think about the fame and the fortune. Please, keep your head high if you are having it rough in the field. It's Always Like That, But There is always a good ending for them that remains unmoved.

Any Message for Your Fan For The Christmas Season And The New Year Johnny?
"Enjoy the season and your family. I really love my fans, and want them to know just how special they are to me. If you have any questions for me, please contact me at"

Thanks For Coming By My Blogs Johnny. It's a pleasure meeting you. 

"It's a pleasure Darmie."

I Hope You Have A Fun-Filled Christmas And A Prosperous New. 

"You too. Thank you."

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