Tag Archives: authors

Gilbert Speaks on Suzanne Goldstein’s Story of Survival: To God, The Only Parent I Ever Knew

12 Dec

I am surrounded by amazing friends, and one of my friends just published a book that is a must read. Join me in my interview.

Gilbert: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Goldstein: All I can remember through most of my life is living in survival mode.  When no one is there to care for you it makes for a very difficult childhood and life.  When I found recovery I found myself and began to discover that I was a teacher and a writer.  The road to that awareness was not easy but I would not change the lessons I learned along the way.

Gilbert: What inspired you to write To God, The Only Parent I ever Knew?

Goldstein: I began writing as I was going through a very painful part of my own recovery from food addiction.  Thought it would be a helpful tool to help me process the information I was receiving from God to help me heal.  At one point I almost threw the book away.  Then I awoke one day and said to myself, this is a very informative book that can help someone deal with their own journey, and I began thinking of all the books I read that helped me through my early recovery.  That is the birth of my book as we see it today.

Gilbert: How has writing this book helped with your healing?

Goldstein: As mentioned above writing is a great tool when one is recovery from addiction.  It makes it real clear when you see your pain in black and white, and read it to someone.  Very powerful!  Also it is healing to me when folks read it and validate what I went through to get to where I am today.

Gilbert: Publishing this book must have been quite a painful journey. Do you feel that this book will help others?

Goldstein: I have no question in my mind that this book will help others go through their own journey.  It was painful to reexperience the abandonment and trauma that I lived through as I wrote the book but it was also very healing to me.

Gilbert: Are you working on a second book?

Goldstein: At this time, I am considering a second book but I am taking time to discover when that may be and what the book would be about, as there are several avenues to discover.

Gilbert: Thank you so very much for this interview, Suzanne. I wish you much success.

If you are interested in purchasing the book, you can find it on Amazon here.


Gilbert Speaks: An Interview with John Brito on “Below the Floor”

10 May



When you write books, or blog, you get to meet the most wonderful and talented people. When I first started blogging, it was to connect to other writers. It can be a little scary sending your dreams and ideas out into the cyber universe…there are some scary people out there. Luckily, I have only connected to beautiful souls with beautiful stories to tell. One of these beautiful souls is writer, John Brito. John is from Austria, but that hasn’t stopped us from supporting each other over the years. I am so delighted to talk to him about his new book, Below the Floor. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Sticky Wicket

10 May

Stickey Wicket

Ewart Rouse is a fellow writer and member of the South Jersey Writers’ Group. I had posted an interview with Ewart Rouse on his love for the game of cricket and his Sticky Wicket series in May of 2016 on my Gilbert Curiosities Blog. You can read about it here. I am very excited to learn that Ewart has added two new books to the series. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks with Author Jessica A. Walsh

16 Dec


I love to interview other authors and learn about their experiences and inspirations. I belong to SJWG and it’s one of the best writers’ groups in the tri-state area. Our members, which number close to a hundred, are all very talented. When the vice-president of the South Jersey Writers’ Group had her book published, I was excited to chat with Jessica A. Walsh  on Questions for Life. Jessica A. Walsh also has two short stories published: “Unquiet Mind” published in Reading Glasses: Stories through An Unpredictable Lens in 2014 and the 2016 Chicken Soup for the Soul’s My Very Good, Very Bad Dog. Continue reading