What is the working title of your book?

Screaming For Paul

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Some of the experiences I had being a teeny-bopper and a young girl who did nothing but scream at concerts for her favorite singers during the 1960’s. I wanted to put my stories in a book about some of the wild and silly things my friends and I did to get autographs.

What genre does your book fall under?


Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Geez…I have to really think about this one. I could see the late Gilda Radner playing me.

I think she comes to being the closest of who could act like I did and be believable.  I can’t really see any current actresses playing me.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A young girl and her teeny-bopper years of chasing after rock bands and the funny circumstances that followed.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

U Šoku Štampa, who has published me before, expressed an interest in the memoir. If they don’t accept it, I will be searching for a publisher.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

6 months. I am now going through it and editing the manuscript.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Paul McCartney is my inspiration because I was such a Beatles fan and crazy over him. I screamed blood-chilling screams in the movie theatres when I watched “Help” and “A Hard Day’s Night.”  I screamed when I saw his picture, when I got my tickets to see the Beatles, hearing their music on the radio, and playing their albums over and over etc… My crush on him was like every young girl’s dream. I just loved him!

I was inspired to write this because of the situations I got myself into. I drove my family nuts. A few of my friends were just like me and when we were together, we became very gutsy. Nothing was going to stop us from meeting so many of our favorite musicians and bands.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

What happened when I got stuck half-way through a small basement window and who the band members were that I met while they were in the green room. What they did for me and how I acted was hysterically funny.  Then afterwards, what my friend Janie and I did for a week following this experience.


Tagged writers:

Irene Koronas: Grass Series (poetry)

Mary Bonina: My Father’s Eyes (memoir)

Lucy Lang Day: Married at Fourteen

Daniel Y. Harris


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Gloria Mindock is the author of three books, Blood Soaked Dresses, Nothing Divine Here and La Portile Raiului, translated into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma. She is editor of ?ervená Barva Press, the Istanbul Literary Review, one of the USA editors for Levure Littéraire, and a roving editor for Web Del Sol.

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