Monday, October 27, 2014

Interview with Robert Chomany, author of Bawb's Raven Feathers

Bawbs cover Title: Bawb's Raven Feathers
Author: Robert Chomany
Publisher: Invermere Press
Genre: Inspirational
Format: Paperback/Ebook

 BawB's Raven Feathers is pure and simple. It kickstarts moments of self-reflection and inner peace, drawing on nostalgia while pushing the reader to live in the present and dream of tomorrow. Alternating brief chapters of prose with perfectly rhythmic, adult rhymes, this book holds appeal for the masses.

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What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
The completion of the first 5 volumes of my little book BawB’s Raven Feathers, in a very short time (just over 2 years)
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
My Mom taught me to believe in myself, to be happy with who I was and whatever I was doing, I was a free spirit and she supported me, my Dad, was the opposite, he was a typical old school European, logical, work oriented, save for a rainy day mentality, I used both of my parents influence to find balance in the man I have become.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began really writing when my Mom crossed in 08 and then my Dad followed shortly after in 09. I truly believe Dad died of a broken heart, he was lonely without my Mom’s energy, this opened my eyes to the life I was surrounded with, people were not smiling enough, enjoying enough, people were taking life for granted, so I started to write my inspirational quotes and sharing word hugs and smiles using Facebook as my medium, people were starting their day with a smile and it was catching on, so I was prompted to “write a book” and I did… in fact I wrote 5 of them. J
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
No, I’ve never really been interested in writing, more I think interested in sharing smiles and the only way I could do that was to use words that people enjoy reading.
When did you first know you could be a writer? 
I still don’t feel like a writer, my friends and editor call me a writer, I am slowly getting used to the fit but it itches.
What inspires you to write and why?
Life inspires me to write, the energy of living, the beauty of nature and how it is shared with all of us, and of course the warm caring energy behind a smile that can change someone’s day for the better without even trying.
What genre are you most comfortable writing?
Inspirational poetry, rhythmic paragraphs with a beat and of course a meaning.
What inspired you to write your first book?
More like who, the people of the world, we just don’t smile enough, or enjoy enough, we need to believe in that person that looks back at us in the mirror every day.
Who or what influenced your writing once you began?
Positve energy took over, I sit now every Monday to Friday at 0600 and create a smile or an inspirational word hug for my friends, and their friends and the friends of those friends, I believe that if I start each day with a smile shared in the wind, it will be carried by the smiles of others around globe… it makes for some good energy.
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
Having something to write about every morning, I haven’t missed very many days in the last 5 years, but somedays I sit, very quiet and very blank, until I am hit by something positive, an image, a feeling or just a breath I hadn’t taken yet.
Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?
Writing these books has helped me with my patience, or lack there of, I am not very good at waiting, when I started I was told that these things (books) can take years to complete, I had the best editor, proof reader, designer and printer that I could ever have imagined, every thing flowed right from step one to the books arriving on my doorstep, I have published 5 Volumes in just over two years, I really wasn’t very good at waiting. J
Do you intend to make writing a career?
No, my career is living, what ever I find to do along the way I will jump at the chance, I have a coffee table book in the works, then a childrens book, then the completion of the Bawb’s Raven Feathers series Vol XI- X, but that’s only a couple of years down the road… I am really not very good at waiting J
Have you developed a specific writing style?
Yes, rhythmic short poems with a beat and a meaning, inspirational and fun to read.
What is your greatest strength as a writer? 
Hmmmm… my positive energy I think, I don’t know if that is a strength or not but it helps when I sit down and greet my mornings.
What is your favorite quality about yourself?
My Smile and my desire to share it in the wind.
What is your least favorite quality about yourself?
I don’t have a least favorite, that would be negative energy and I’m allergic to that. J
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
My favorite quotes are those of inspiration, by everyone who shares them, the world needs more happiness.

Robert (BawB) Chomany is the author of the BawB’s Raven Feathers series, pure and simple inspirational books. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, with a clear view of the mountains to the west. These mountains eventually drew Bob in, and he spent many years living in the company of nature, exploring his spiritual side.   Bob pursues his many interests with passion. You are just as likely to find him twisting a wrench or riding his motorcycle, as you are to find him holding a pen, writing.   Bob still lives in Calgary, where he finds happiness by simply living with a smile and sharing his words of wisdom with others. Learn more about Robert at his website,

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the interview. The author seems very positive. I'll bet the book is very inspiring.