Saturday, March 5, 2011
“The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude”
“Babes in Bucksnort”
Both are available in Paperback and Kindle Format - kindles are on Sale for $2.99
Today we a learn a little bit more about Author Davis Aujourd'hui
1. Davis why did you become a Writer/Author?
I've always loved to write. Following the development of some hilarious characters in outrageously funny situations, I decided I could create a book. That book not only delivers a spiritual message, but does it in a way that is highly entertaining. My mission is to enlighten people while making them laugh their pants off from the beginning to the end of my books.
2) Is there a message you are trying to bring to people?
The message is many fold. Primarily, I am hoping to get people to lighten themselves up and to not take life so seriously. I do this by creating zany characters that are oddly typical of the imperfect humans we all are. In so doing, it will provide my readers with food for thought in order to improve themselves if they are willing to do the work. My main character, Sister Mary Olga Fortitude, provides many suggestions for how to do this in a practical way. The main message is to follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
3. What are other types of jobs have you had in the past?
I've been a professional salesman, an avocational actor, and a social worker for many years. The first and last jobs gave me a broad perspective on the human condition which I have been able to incorporate into my books.
4. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
Are you trying to uncover my secrets? Guess what. All you have to do is to read my author blog. My life is an open book that contains articles pertaining to my very human life challenges.
As for hobbies, I am a classically trained pianist and a singer. I am a student of spirituality and embrace the sacred truth of all paths to illumination. I love to read. I love nature. I am heavily involved in twelve-step programs which have helped me to clean up my act and to become the person I was meant to be.
5. If you can live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
I would love to live on the ocean in Ogunquit, Maine. I used to live nearby there. I love the open attitude of people there that embraces the diversity of all. As a gay man that is very important to me.
As for the ocean, it provides a tranquil setting that is soothing to my soul. I love to walk on the beach and a walkway there called The Marginal Way. It climbs the hillside high above the craggy rocks of the Atlantic, providing beautiful vistas of the creation of God.
6. Do you have any pets?
I do. I have a Labrador retriever and a chihuahua in addition to four cats. They are all wonderfully loving pets and I adore them.
7. Where did you go on your last vacation?
My most recent vacations were to Ogunquit – of course. I also traveled to Albuquerque in May of 2010. Hope to do a cruise to the Caribbean this year.
8. Do you have a favorite color?
Blue, followed by green.
9. Favorite movies
You're testing my somewhat faulty memory. I have so many favorites. I especially enjoy classic films like Dr. Zhivago, Gone With the Wind in addition to many others.
10. Favorite books
Mine of course! I used to love supernatural thrillers such as the books by Anne Rice. I now tend to read books of a spiritual nature. My favorite authors are Anthony DeMello, Eckhardt Tolle, and Deepak Chopra.
11. What type of music do you like to listen to?
I used to love rock and popular music including the music of my parents' generation. Now I tend to listen primarily to classical and New Age music.
12. Steak or Seafood?
Both, of course. Give me a good piece of steak and a lobster and I'll be in heaven!
13. Do you have a favorite meal you like to have as often as you can? Anything Italian. Give me a nice four layer lasagne loaded with cheese.
14. Davis is there anything else you would like to add anything else about yourself?
I am a prolific writer and have received excellent reviews on my books. I have developed a series that my readers like to gobble up like a box of chocolates. I have currently written nine more books in the Sister Mary Olga series and I haven't run out of ideas yet. I am also interested in writing a reincarnational novel.
I could tell you so many other things about myself, but most of that is already written. My readers can visit my blogs at: www.authordavisaujourdhui.blogspot.com/ and http://bestsatireseriesofthedecade.blogspot.com/
Peace and joy to all. That is what God intends for all of us. Dream your dreams and they will happen. Remember the song, Row, row your boat. Life is but a dream.