How did you know you wanted to be an author?: Reading always put me in another world. At some point I decided I'd like to create my own.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: Read the masters and understand what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how they pull off the effects they do.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I use a program that checks for overused words and expressions. Before putting a story to bed I read it out loud. The number of infelicities I find, even after many revisions, is often surprising.
What message do you want readers to remember?: Messages, not so much. The qualities of characters, more.
How can fans get in contact with you?: email@example.com