Thursday, March 6, 2014

Interview with Gulten Dye, author of 'Semi-Coma: Evolution of My Intermittent Consciousness'

Gulten Dye was born and raised in a small town in Turkey and moved with her family to Istanbul as a small child.  It was there that she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and worked as a nurse at a local hospital before moving to the Philippines with her boyfriend.

After being there a little over a year, they got married and a short while after that moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where she immediately began her studies to be able to work as a Registered Nurse. While studying for her boards, she was allowed to work as a scrub technician in an operating room at a nearby surgery center. She passed her boards and worked in an operating room for many years before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada there she worked at a busy University Medical Trauma Center as a staff nurse for several years until she earned the position of Charge Nurse.

By 2001, she was divorced and living with her two young sons.  Her desire to make more money became her impetus to start her own business, which soon became her sole source of income as her success grew.  She has never looked back.

Gulten found her talent and passion in creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and sold them to well-known people, such as Celine Dion, Rachel Ray and Mary Higgins Clark.  She became an international success when her work showed on Entertainment Tonight and Insider and was for sale in the high-end casinos in Las Vegas and on high-end cruise liners. She then created a jewelry line called Metamorphosis, a line of interchangeable jewelry that brought her even greater success.

Gulten is also an author and self- published her first book Semi Coma – Evolution of my Intermittent Consciousness in 2011, currently selling on all digital media as well as in hard copy.  Her second book “The Missing Link” is awaiting publication in 2013.

In 2013, she opened her new concept store where she not only sells her own designs, but includes many local artists of different medium, including a local authors section.  In turn for being able to sell their artwork in her store, all artists have agreed to teach others their medium for the future generation free thinkers.

Gulten lives and creates in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visit her website at

Thank you for this interview!  Id like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when youre not writing?
I am a jewelry designer and I also have a retail shop - those two things keep me very busy especially since I design and create most of the jewelry in my shop, as well for many private clients
Writing is something I try to do at least an hour or two every day because I love it, but I always have several things  I am working on at all times so its really difficult to define certain times for anything, including writing. 
When did you start writing?

When I was in middle school.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

The most crucial point of my writing life for me was to discover my genuine love for writing.  The feeling I get from writing is truly a gift for me; its as if I can't wait to carve out a moment from my busy schedule to sit down with myself and allow whatever is inside of my heart to come right out onto the pages! During writing I always get the sense of being in the company of my readers I feel their subtle presence I am sharing directly with them there are no barriers its me and them no paper no pen almost no words, it's magical really. When I am in true writing space  I am  in the  flow with myself and with everything there is.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I have asked myself that very question countless of times in my life, and I am always surprised with the conflicted answers that arise within me.  I guess I truly don't know the answer to this question for at times I want to be by the ocean where there are people, and other times, I just want to be deep in the woods where there are people, but not the screaming ones but the contented ones. I suppose I get a certain sense of strength from people. One thing is certain, I love nature, warm weather, and people as long as I have a space to hide away from it all anytime I want to, and to come out to play when I want to. I am sure to love the place, and as for writing, I am able to write anywhere.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Go get a massage. have my nails done, and take my parents to all the places they want to go.

Where would you like to set a story that you havent done yet?

In another dimension yet to be discovered. 

Back to your present book, (Semi Coma, Evolution Of My Intermittent Consciousness), how did you publish it?

I choose to self-publish.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

No, I didn't need to do any research for my book; however, during the time of writing this book, I visited more than a dozen countries for my other business.

Why was writing (Semi Coma, Evolution of My Intermittent Consciousness) so important to you?

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved writing.  For me, it is such a wonderful way of getting in touch with what is really goes on in my subconscious.  As for my book itself, I guess you could say that when I began to understand my happiness didn't have to be accidental, that I actually had something to do with it, and that I could make more of it anytime I chose to, I wanted to share that message with others.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

I get my best ideas when I truly am away from my mental chatter. I think it's because the ideas are always infinite and it resides within us, and when we tune out the chatter, we are able to notice them.

Any final words?

Yes, go out and be happy.

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