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Dr. James Werner is Newest PM Moon Publishers, LLC Author
James Werner, Ph.D. signs contract for his title, Night Light. Born and reared in Bratislava, in the country of Czechoslovakia, and currently living in Canada, Dr. James states that the World War II forged him into the writer he is today.
By: Mara C. Forsythe
My only friends during the war were my books. My father was a historian and in love with old philosophers, so I could say that my first influence was Aesop's Fables. I did not fully understand his morals, but I loved them. Next was Hans Christian Andersen, his fairy tales and stories, and then Dr Seuss. I was always in love with children's books.
The most exciting thing is to see how the characters develop and how the plot of the story comes together. When the story is complete after rewrites, I reread it again and again. I see children's faces; their eyes lit up and wide open, listening to every word, excited. I imagine that I did it! I made them happy and excited. It is the most satisfying feeling.
When I sit down to write or study, I don't have any distractions except for my pussycat "Puffy" and she is easy to please. "
Although expressing concerns about his English, Dr. Werner is a master linguist.
"I envy people who have English as their first language. They have it much easier than me. English is not my first language and I am still learning to use correct grammar and punctuation. I speak three languages fluently, besides English. I think that English is a language of exceptions. It takes me longer to finish my manuscripts. Yes, it is frustrating.
According to Mara C. Forsythe, Managing Editor, Night Light was an editors choice.
"After the official PM Moon First Annual New Authors Writing Contest, some of the editors expressed disappoinment that this writer didn't win or that writer missed by one or two points. So I asked each editor to pick out one or two manuscripts that they would like to see developed into a title. Night Light was one of those".
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