Interview with Treyce Montoya author of 20 books including Manifest the Write Way and coming out August 2015 — “Raven & the Willow Tree”
A: I am a 28+ year international forensic handwriting expert / law enforcement case consultant & trainer who has helped the writers of Criminal Minds, given commentaries to TruTV, ABC, and more and am an award-winning author of 20 books. I have a Masters in Forensic Psychology with “Criminology” specialization and I have worked in mental health for over 20 years. I offer TWO service categories: (1) to help you stay safe by profiling the people in your life and (2) to help you heal and restore your spirit from painful, oftentimes traumatic experiences using my famous “Handwriting Formation Therapy” program AND other modalities. I believe that there are no cookie-cutter victims (aka: survivors) so there should be no cookie-cutter treatment. In 1987, I was the first in world history to create this type of evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral, and home-based therapy.
More at www.TreyceMontoya.com.
To purchase Treyce’s books visit Amazon: Treyce Montoya Books
Q:When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?:
A:When I was 11.
Q:How long does it take you to write a book?:
A:Depends on the topic but an average of 2 months – 3 years.
Q: Do you have a favorite book or work that you’ve written? If so, why?
A: I do not like to read but the favorite one I have written is “Manifest the Write Way” because it changes lives.
Q:What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?:
A: 24/7 other than a few short power naps. Drives my husband crazy! LOL
Q:What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?:
A: I hate commas 🙂
Q:How do books get published?:
A: Self Published – love Lulu
Q:What do you like to do when you’re not writing?:
A: Sing, dance, outdoors, animals, and my “real” job – analyzing handwriting and being a therapist 🙂
Q:When did you write your first book and how old were you?:
A: Back in 2002 (no ages please :))
Q:Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?:
A: Classes I have written for law enforcement & mental health based on my own journey – personally & professionally
Q:What does your family think of your writing?:
A: They love it
Q:What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?:
A: How much I hate commas 🙂
Q:How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?:
A: 20 – my current fave is mentioned above, my soon-to-be-fave is coming out August 2015 — “Raven & the Willow Tree”
Q:Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?:
A: Watch the commas – I hear they are the most improperly yet overly used punctuation.
Q:Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?:
A: Not as much as I would like but those I have heard from give rave reviews.
Q:Do you like to create books for kids or adults? and Why?:
A: Adults – they understand my dry humor, sarcasm, emotions, and science best.
Q:What do you think makes a good story?:
A: Passion, purpose, and honesty (unless it’s fiction).
Q:As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?:
A: Exactly what I am today: writer, therapist, and forensic handwriting expert
Connect with Author Treyce Montoya
Amazon: Treyce Montoya Books
About your books
18 are forensic handwriting based
1 is about personal empowerment by changing one’s handwriting because, if you journal that’s great but it’s limited at best when you make unhealthy letter shapes. The true power lies in the formation of the actual letters.
1 is my life story 🙂
What is one take-away from your book that you hope readers identify with?
No matter what life throws at you, you are never alone and do serve a great purpose. Remember the best “revenge” on those who harmed you is to become a success. Those very words changed my life.
These are a few of Treyce’s titles: Click on any below to go to Amazon