Sunday, August 25, 2019

Atop The Bookshelf by Tyler Hall

Now meet Tyler Hall, author of the book, "Atop the Bookshelf." Making his debut into the literary world with this anthology of poetry, Tyler Hall entices readers with this volume. From Haiku to Traditional Rhyming to prophetic quatrains, Tyler Hall's words seek to inspire any, and all, who come his way. Now let's learn about Tyler and his book.

  1. Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
    I really do not like talking about myself much. It is because I find that speaking too much about myself ruins the quality value. Also, it reduces the problem of saying something foolish. One will have to read my words to find my leanings on certain things. I am someone who would rather focus on learning about other people.

    Yet, I will say a few things about me that I believe warrant attention. It will be very hard to cram an entire biography of myself in here. To start off with, I am was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I still live there to this day, Aside from being an aspiring fiction writer, actor, and various other career fields, I work as a security officer.

    As a child, I grew up watching television shows, films, playing video games, and reading comics. I became interested in Japanese Anime in my teen years and that continues to be a staple of my interests.

    I first began writing fiction when I was in my seventh year of school. Since the assignment in question was to write about the time I had a bad party, and being as I never been to a party, I decided to write a fictional account of a party gone bad. Since it was for a school assignment, I decided to add in fictional characters, historical figures, celebrities, and just about anything out of the ordinary. Then, in the story, a group of zombies ends up causing problems; eating all the food, stealing the wrappings of a mummy, and even filling a swimming pool full of Jell-O. Although it was completely imaginary, my teacher was still very much impressed by it to give me a passing grade! I guess my way with words was impressive even if it was all made up!

    Since then, I have drafted various stories and tales. Atop the Bookshelf is one of many works which I have decided to reveal to the world at large. Whenever I am not writing, I am drawing or creating ASMR videos on youtube under the name of ShadrachASMR.

    I also like cats.
  2. What inspired you to author this book?
    I was inspired to write because I wanted to experiment with the poetry genre. I had drafted short stories and novels, yet I never wrote any poetry. Also, the way poetry described so much in so few words was appealing to me. Therefore, Atop The Bookshelf was my way of exploring this genre of literature.
  3. Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
    Libraries have always been one of my favored places to visit. I say this because libraries were the go-to place for knowledge in the days before search engines. However, time is so limited in the way of reading every single book, that I am willing to assume the vast majority of texts are never read. Forgotten treasures which yearn for the eyes of a reader to gaze its words. That is why I chose the name Atop the Bookshelf for this volume of poetry. To reflect the many books which are sadly ignored by many readers. Eventually, there will always be that one person whom, out of curiosity, gazes upon the upper shelf and discovers a text unread. Once that person reads it, they find it hard to put down. And questions begin to formulate in the mind of the lone reader about the text as to who wrote it and why. That is what I hope to convey in years to come.

  4. Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
    I would have to say my friends and family who have supported me so far with my chosen path as a writer.
  5. What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
    Although poetry can say so much in so few words, there is also the problem of coming off as being too vague. When it came to the haiku and quatrains, I had issues with condensing a novel's worth of information into a few sentences. The traditional poetry proved difficult at times because of the constant rhyming. Overall, it was finding the right word that proved the most difficult.

  6. Tell your readers about your book.
    I believe I already explained the reason why I wrote Atop the Bookshelf. As for what this anthology entails, it is a collection of five years’ worth of poetry I had written. Now, after assembling them into book form, and editing the texts, I have decided to reveal my work to the world. It is an anthology of countless poetry variations ranging in such forms as haiku, free verse, quatrains, and traditional. All of my poems tell of a story of some kind in a few words.

  7. Who is your target audience, and why?
    I purposely wrote Atop the Bookshelf to cater to every person's individual literary interest or taste. Regardless if one is into genres such as comedy, sci-fi, war, historical fiction, religion, or horror, I wrote poems which varied from topic to topic as I want to be inclusive with my readers. As the old saying goes, it's got something for everybody.
  8. What do you consider your greatest success in life?
    Where do begin? There are so many things, I am not sure which one to list. Therefore, I shall list publishing Atop the Bookshelf to be the main one. This was because I had desired to publish something for the longest time and I finally accomplished something I have longed to do in my life.
  9. What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
    I believe it is my unusual mixture of various different type of poetry. I do not like limiting myself to one form or one type of theme because I find such things to be very limiting. I want my words to be varied in countless ways.