Monday, October 24, 2011

Expat Author Interview with Foreign Flavours: a New Anthology from Writers Abroad

Today's interview is with a book. I know that's odd. Books don't normally talk, but this one took time out of its busy schedule to answer my questions. And to make things even more amazing, Foreign Flavours was born today--October 24. Talk about a prodigy. 

IMBO: Let's talk about talent. What exactly are you, Foreign Flavours?

Foreign Flavours: First, Christopher, thank you! I've been waiting all my life to speak to you. I'm a collection of stories written by 64 expat authors from around the world.

IMBO: All of the stories are written by expat writers? That's fascinating. What's the theme of the anthology?

Foreign Flavours: Glorious food! From exotic to simple, from moving to quirky. Fiction and creative non-fiction. I'm bursting with short, entertaining reads about food from all over the world. You might say I'm tasty. And spicy.

IMBO: I might say that. Actually, if I'm honest, FF, I've read all your stories already. I'm part of the group who made you.

Foreign Flavours: Really? That's kind of spooky. Are you my mother? Joke. So what'd you think of my stories? Give it to me straight, Christopher.

IMBO: I loved them. I'm a bit of a foodie myself, so I enjoy reading stories with exotic cuisine at the heart. I found the non-fiction incredibly informative and the fiction engaging.

Foreign Flavours: You're sweet. And adorable.

IMBO: Well, you're not the first to recognize this, but thank you. So I suppose you'd really like to be bought, right?

Foreign Flavours: Oh yes. I want to make oodles of money. But it's not for me; it's for The Book Bus. All the proceeds from me are going to The Book Bus, a registered charity whose aim it is to improve child literacy rates in Africa and South America. I'm thrilled to be able to bring the joy of reading to kids.

IMBO: That thrills me too, FF. I'm going to buy my copies tonight. Here's the link for anyone else who wants to join me. Great cause, lovely stories, polite--and oddly chatty--book. I'm not sure what could be better. If you're unable to buy the book (we all know times are tough), you could still share this post with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and Stumbleupon. Anything you do to get the word out would be appreciated. Here's the link:

Foreign Flavours: a New Anthology from Writers Abroad

I must be off,