Bird's Eye View: The Lonely Road (Author Interview)

What inspired you to write Bird’s Eye View?

Bird’s Eye View was inspired by my own life, my dreams and how I imagined life would be, I found myself connecting more and more with the meaning of the book, especially as I continued to write it. The whole concept of missing the little details, the smaller moments and the fun in life captured my attention, as I had been doing the very same thing. It inspired me to finish this book, put it out for people to enjoy and hopefully the concept is something that sticks out to readers, as it’s something that I don’t think many will see in this light anytime soon!


Who (type of reader) did you write the book for?

I know it’s bad to say this, but the book is for everyone, especially readers who enjoy stories about fictional characters as if it’s a biography of these characters! Typically you find this style of writing in authors such as Jeanette Walls, who inspired me while writing the book.


What motivated you to write the book?

Passion and determination helped me write the book, funny enough, I was working 2-3 jobs while I began the process, originally telling my life story, once my life story was up, I had began a new job, a new chapter of my life, so I decided to put my childhood dreams into the book, giving the character a life I had imagined, of course I had to give him some drama, as nothing is set without some drama.


How did you come up with the title for the book?

The title “Bird’s Eye View” was actually inspired by the life I had been living the past 4 years, where I felt as if I was on top of the world, but I had been skipping on the smaller things in life, such as watching the sunset, or the daisy’s that were blossoming. As if I couldn’t see them from the top, from the Bird’s Eye View. The Title is probably my favorite, because I know many people; okay, millions and millions of people live the bird’s eye view life and don’t even notice it! Which is how the book became a series!


How long did it take you to write Bird’s Eye View?

I had been working on Bird’s Eye View for 5-10 years (give or take) on and off, but adding the final pieces to the story took only 4 months, well, you see, it was pretty easy since it was based on my own life.


Were their experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?

Pretty much half of the book was based off personal experiences, which tells a lot of the story and why the character of the story has a hard time noticing things, as he tries to escape my personal experiences.


How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books are you similar too?


My writing style aims to forge a profound connection between readers and the characters within my stories. I strive to evoke genuine empathy by delving into the depths of human emotions and experiences. Through vivid descriptions, I paint rich and sensory landscapes that allow readers to immerse themselves in the story's setting. Authentic dialogue captures the nuances of human interaction, revealing the personalities, motivations, and conflicts of the characters. Inner monologues provide glimpses into their thoughts and vulnerabilities, fostering a sense of intimacy. I prioritize the development of well-rounded characters, showcasing their growth and transformation throughout the narrative. By exploring relatable themes that resonate on a personal level, I invite readers to embark on a journey of self-reflection and emotional investment. Ultimately, my writing style seeks to bridge the gap between fiction and reality, inviting readers to connect with the characters on a deeply personal level.


What challenges did you overcome in the writing this book? 

I overcame my fear of putting myself out for the world to inspect, I overcame the fear of people reading my material and getting upset/offended that their story in my material is negatively reflected, I finally pursued a dream I have had since a child and that’s something that I feel makes this book stand out, you can definitely feel it in the book.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I create music and work with two amazing people, Oceastar and Cal Petula on writing new material and coming up with concepts, two amazing musicians who are blossoming every day! They’ve helped inspire so many ideas for upcoming books and I truly love and appreciate the two of them. Apart from music, writing and creating ideas, I love to spend time working my jobs, I work at a school as a finance specialist as well as working at a high paced gas station, where I have learned so many things in life and gathered so many new and amazing story ideas. I also love traveling with my husband and step-son, who are my everything, even if we’re being lazy and watching television together, it’s the absolute best and my favorite part of the day.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

They can find me on Twitter and Instagram @./birdseyevLew (the I was replaced with an L to make sure people can locate my work easier! You can also email to sign up for updates on the following books.




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