This month, I'd like to introduce a young writer who has published a non-fiction book that will speak to your spirit. Whether writing fiction or non-fiction, or just spending time sharpening her author skills, Mignon Supnet has found heartfelt reward in the journey. Read on!
- Hi, Mignon! Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself? Where were you born and raised?
Hi Richelle. Thank you for having me here.
I was born in Philippines and I did most of my growing up in Sparks, Nevada.
- How did you get your start in writing? Was it a life-long passion or a more recently developed talent?
I’ve always enjoyed writing. For the longest time, writing was a way I could escape, by pouring my heart into my journals. I found that for me, writing was easier than speaking. Words would flow from pen to paper and it felt like a release.
But… I think that as an author, my writing is still developing. I consider myself a complete newbie and I’m finding that it’s not just about putting words together and writing whatever you want, there is a craft to writing for the masses and I’m busy learning and sharpening those skills.
- What genre and audience do you typically write for?
My first book was non-fiction—about Spirituality. It’s a self-account of my journey, but also a reference for other people finding themselves waking up to a new… perspective J.
- Could you give us a list of your books and a short description?
It’ll be a quick list J I just have one so far. Here it is!
Spirit 101: An Overview for Beginner Seekers into the World of New Age Spirituality
The book is an account of my experiences and what I’ve learned going through this process of ‘waking up.’ The shifts I’ve been through have been so pivotal, but also laced with a lot of frustration that I wanted to share what I’ve learned and discovered.
My hope for the book is to make the journey easier for someone going through the same things I did.
Where can this title be found for purchase?
- Since you’ve put your work out there for others to read and enjoy, what has been your most rewarding experience?
I got an email from a reader and she thanked me for writing the book. She shared that she’d also lost her father and could understand and relate to everything I was talking about in the book.
Her words were so heartfelt, and I was so deeply touched. It felt like an angel had been sent to me. It really lifted me up during a time when I was seriously questioning my abilities…
- Who would you cite as an influence on your writing style? Do you have a best-loved novel?
I love JK Rowling’s writing and I wish I could write like her.
I completely fell in love with Harry Potter and his entire world. I love how I felt I was part of everything in that story. I wasn’t just reading it, I was experiencing everything—the sights, the smells, the awe and wonder of it all. It had me going on many sleepless nights trying to finish ‘just one more page.’
As far as influence, I would say that my biggest influence is my best friend—NANCY BROOKS. She’s an author as well and she’s always encouraging me about my own voice and style. She also coaches me, shows me tips, and gets me past my writing blocks by acting as my sounding board. She’s awesome!
- Any projects planned for the near future that you can share to perk our interest?
As of now, I’m taking a step away from non-fiction writing. However, I do have this nagging want to do an Angel book in the future, but the time isn’t quite right yet.
In the meantime, I’ve entered into fiction writing and I’m having a blast. My mind is constantly on overtime thinking about the story I’m building and I’m loving having this other world to go to. It is so much fun!
- I have to throw in my own curious question; do you have a favorite quote?
Someone once told me that ‘everything we’re going through now, is only to get us prepared for our better future.’ I think about this advice/quote a lot and it has gotten me through some difficult times.
The quote is reassuring and keeps me going.
All the good, bad, and ugly that I’ve seen and experienced are the very things that will take me into my better future and I can’t wait!
- Thanks so much for your time, Mignon, and best of luck with your writing endeavours. Is there a way for any interested parties to keep informed about your accomplishments as an author? Do you maintain a website or an author blog?
Ooh, yes. Thank you for asking. My primary site is Books, Blogs, and Bits where I like to post author interviews and other highlights. Eventually I may start to include reviews, but I just haven’t had a lot of time to read, now that I’m spending most of my free time, writing.
I really believe in supporting other authors and artists of all mediums and I’m honoured whenever I can feature an interview.
I also have Mignon’s Place, where I post more personal thoughts and experiences and where I like to give out free downloads whenever I can J
Here are the links:
Books, Blogs, and Bits: http://books.iggylife.com
Mignon’s Place: http://iggylife.com
- Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Becoming a writer has… I can’t explain it, but it feels like, I’ve grown and come alive in ways I didn’t even realize that I needed/wanted. I have had awesome opportunities like this interview, that I would have never had before!
If there is anyone else out there, contemplating becoming a writer, an author, or pursuing another dreams, do yourself a favour and listen to your heart. Give your dreams a chance and see what happens.
I just want to say THANK YOU. This has been such a great experience!