Interview With Author Diondre Mompoint
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Diondre Mompoint and I am a biologist and author from South Florida. I enjoy writing and talking about scientific topics on my free time. Due to my deep obsession with science, I began writing and published my first book called, "A paradoxical Life: Where Did We Come From?". This is my only book that I've written thus far, but I plan on writing more in the future.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is, "A Paradoxical Life: Where Did We Come From?". As said before, I enjoy science and the many mysteries that scientists face. The deeper inspiration came from my self doubt and wanting to share my thoughts on the origin of life. Another chunk of inspiration came from the biochemist, Dr. Michael J. Behe who also writes about topics dealing with the origin of life.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
The only unusual writing habit I have is that I will write my thoughts on anything. When I say anything……. I mean anything! My ideas are usually thought of very randomly. So, I can be out on a walk, at work, or watching a movie and an idea will come up. I will write it in my phone, or a napkin, a random piece of paper or anything I can get my hands on. I know what many people are saying….A piece of paper? Really? Well, I haven't lost anything yet so I'm doing okay for myself.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Easily Michael J. Behe and his book, "Darwin's Black Box". What I like about the book is that, Dr. Behe shares his doubts with Darwinian evolution( something very uncommon of scientific scholars). He questions parts of evolution boldly and stands strong for the arguments he makes. This inspired me to write my own book expressing my ideas for where we(all of life) may have came from. It takes a lot of courage to write a philosophical science book and have it be accepted by readers. I knew with the inspiration from Dr. Behe, I would be just fine.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a Sci-Fi novel called, "Galactic Freedom: The Story of Iwaju". Check out the website for a summary.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I'm not too fond of many websites. I guess I can say Awesomegang.com (since I discovered this I see many authors use it), Goodreads and probably your own author site.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My best advice is to always keep writing and never become doubtful. Writing is your form of art; not anyone else's.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice that I heard is to remember that you are your own biggest fan. Do not let doubt stop you from your creative.
What are you reading now?
I'm currently in writing mode so not really reading anything at the moment. But, once I am done, I plan on reading some Neil deGrasse Tyson books about astrophysics.
What’s next for you as a writer?
What's next? I'm not sure just yet. I plan on writing more books and seeing where I am taken from there!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Okay Let me make a list:
1. Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None
2. The Gun by Paul Langan
3.My own book
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