Interview with Maria Trautman, Author of After All…
12 Jan 2021
What can you tell us about your new release, After All…?
After All has been in the works for a few years after I uncovered the many diaries I wrote as a child due to the abuse in my mother’s care and later in my uncle’s house where the abuse continued.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
With my life experiences and lessons, I wanted to share them with the world. I would like to be an inspiration to every abused child, lessen their suffering and let them know that with faith, courage and perseverance, there is hope.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
The Seat of the Soul
The Four Agreements
Lunch with Buddha
Just off the top of my head but there are so many more.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
I would have Gary Zukav, the author of The Seat of your soul. I would want to know how he knows what he knows.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I like the fluidity of thought when the mind is engaged.
What is a typical day like for you?
I wake up thinking about writing, most times. My dates are usually planned ahead so after breakfast, I take the time to visit with my computer and write my thoughts down and do research for the advancement of After All…
What scene from After All… was your favorite to write?
When I first arrived in Canada. The relief, the euphoria and the hope.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
“Prepare yourself for the harsh reality of this book. The raw anguish, the struggles and strife.
It just might be worth every heartbreaking moment”
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