Interview With Author
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
A: As a teenager, I already knew that I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t write more than a few pages before I was 42 years old, though. What unleashed my creativity was the stroke of inspiration that came from nowhere one night ten years ago to write in syllabic rhymes. I haven’t stopped since then!
Q: How long does it take you to write a book?
A: This book and its sequel (Songs to the Wise 2) took altogether seven years to write.
Q: What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
A: Whenever I have inspiration and sleepless nights are very inspirational! I generally review the previous night’s writing in the morning after sleeping a few hours. I can easily spend 4-5 hours a day writing in rhymes and pure bliss.
Q: What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
A: Whenever I can’t find the next sentence or the right rhyme, I purposely let it go, and the universe sends me the perfect answer every time even when others tell me it will be impossible!
Q: Where do you draw inspiration?
A: What happens to me, my travels, and bestsellers I read.
Q: What does your family think of your writing?
A: They are very supportive. It is beyond them that I can be so prolific and remain so passionate about it.
Q: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
A: It enabled me to organize my entire belief system as few people on Earth have ever been able to do.
Q: Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Q: What books or authors have most influenced your writing?
A: Philosophers such as Marcus Aurelius, Confucius, Dalai Lama, Krishnamurti, Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, Osho, etcetera. Psychologists such as Carl Jung, Eric Berne, Thomas Harris, David Burns, Scott Peck, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and others. Self-help gurus like Tony Robbins, Robin Sharma, Neale Donald Walsch, Eckhart Tolle, Dale Carnegie, among many others.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
A: I am a self-help book reading addict, a family man, a serial entrepreneur, and a globetrotter.
Michel-Pierre Huppé has contributed to the success of numerous companies in the Fortune 500. Whether in English, French, or Mandarin Chinese, he has trained thousands in organizational psychology, such as leadership, sales, negotiation skills, etc. Born and raised in Montreal, he relocated to Asia 30 years ago. The first Westerner to earn an international Business degree following the Chinese curriculum at National Taiwan University has traveled all over the world, observing the mosaic of human experience, knowledge, and wisdom.