Eugenia Fain – Author Interview

Today I would like to welcome Eugenia Fain, author of The Winter Years, to my website.

Eugenia Fain is a seasoned author with over forty years of experience in writing. She enjoys nature, animals, beaches, jazz and classical music. She also enjoys painting and coffee houses. Eugenia is a preschool teacher. She has also served as a private tutor. Eugenia regularly works with children at school and church. She is a songwriter on Amazon and Spotify. Eugenia participates in several writer’s groups. She does reviews in print and by video for all genres of books. Eugenia enjoys sharing her craft with others at books signings, and poetry readings here and across the country. Eugenia is also a listener for audio books for the blind and dyslexic doing quality control. She lives with her husband, Ivan, and tabby cat, Buddy in South Carolina. She has no children of her own. Check her out, and enjoy!

The Winter Years of the gray-headed are a time to laugh and cry. Readers will do both while seeing their own reflection from each poem. Learn the different types of poetry as you relate to life; no matter your age. Discover these types of poetry: Lento, Tanka, Triolet, Senryu, Monorhyme, Cinquain, Lento, anka, Triolet, Senryu, Monorhyme, and Cinquain.


Do you have any hobbies, other than writing? What do you enjoy doing?

I love reading. I like reviewing other authors. I enjoy strolls along the beach. And coffee houses are among my favorite hangouts.  I enjoy listening to jazz and classical music.  Painting is a past time.

What or who inspired you to start writing and how long have you been writing? I have been writing for over forty years. I am inspired by great British literature.

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading my peers on allpoetry.com

What was your dream growing up? Did you achieve that dream? If so, in what ways was it not what you expected? If you never achieved the dream, why not?

I have dreamed of writing since I was eight years old.  I told my high school English teacher at fifteen that I would become a writer. I have begun to realize my dream, but I want to grow in my craft.

What is your favorite book genre at the moment?

A favorite genre of mine is Romance.

Have you ever read a book more than once, if so which one? Flowers For Algernon is a book I enjoyed during high school. I re-read it as an adult too.

What is your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is letting life pass me by.

Which do you prefer, eBooks, paper backs, hard covers or audiobooks?

I like all types of books. I like soft cover, hard cover, eBooks and audiobooks.  I download eBooks and audiobooks onto my phone to entertain myself. So, I guess I have gotten away from physical books during the pandemic while the library was closed.

What is the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?

The best advice I have been given is to advertise and network with other authors. They have helped me with critiques, reviews, and publishing.  It’s good to have friends.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start writing?

The best advice I have for new writers is to try different styles of writing. Keep reading. You have to find your own voice and you can grow. Don’t be disheartened if success doesn’t come overnight.  

What is next for your readers?

My latest book is being edited now. It’s hot off the press. It is called Written in Stone. It is another work filled with poems that have different forms and various topics.  I hope it will be immortal.


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