by: Eleanor Oberio / December 12, 2016
Tim Ebl wrote a very honest account of his childhood abuse and how he overcame this dark period in his life in his book Demons in the Cellar. Below is our conversation with him.
Hello everyone! I’m very lucky to be interviewing today Tim Ebl, author of Demons in the Cellar: Reprogram Your Subconscious to Escape the Shackles of Abuse and Trauma- Change Your Mind, Change Your Life!
Hi Tim, I was moved by reading your book. Would you kindly tell us a little bit about yourself?
Sure! I live in Western Canada, with my wife, daughter and two pugs. Passions include cooking, hiking and of course, books. I’m one of those people that read every day, mostly e-books, but I have a lot of paper books as well.
Who are your favorite authors ?
Brandon Sanderson for current fantasy. Lawrence Watt Evans also has some great fantasy books that I like to re-visit. Fonon-fiction on, Marie Kondo, author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. All of Stephen King’s work is great too.
Would you tell us what your book is about?
Demons in the Cellar is all about finding out what’s hidden in your mind that is tripping you up, exposing it and getting rid of it. This could be memories of traumatic events, beliefs, low self-esteem, etc. To explain how these things affect us and how to get rid of them, I go back to my childhood and show how I overcame some pretty rough early life experiences.
Why are you writing this book?
First of all, I want to help others. The best way I know is to show them that there’s hope, that it’s possible to get over emotional troubles and find happiness.
The other reason is to show that abuse, poverty, and struggle don’t have to stay hidden. If we don’t talk about these things, they stay in the closet and fill us with shame. I think more people need to be open to the world instead of pretending that everything was wonderful. Things kept secret are allowed to spread and hurt more people. We can only make the world a better place through awareness.
Do you have a special time to write & how do you overcome writer’s block?
My best time to write is before bed. I know a lot of people write the best in the morning, but I like to use that time for exercise and meditation. As far as writer’s block goes, I use an outline-then-write method, which always seems to give me plenty of ideas. If I’m stuck I just move to a different chapter or topic temporarily and return the next day.
Any amusing story about marketing books that happened to you?
Nothing to report yet!
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
The best place and time to start is here and now. Come up with a plan and hammer it out. It will never be the right time, so the only way to get in there is to start.
How can readers discover more about you and your work ?
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Ebl/e/B01MDN5MEM/
Book Links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M64OXQA/
Thanks Tim and we wish you luck in your writing career!