How did you know you wanted to be an author? I’ve always loved stories and language as a means of creating beauty and conveying meaning. Fiction seemed to be a no-brainer means of participating in that imaginative, artistic world.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Read. Read some more. Write. Write some more. Read.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? I get up early in the morning (before dawn most days), eat breakfast, read the day’s news and a chapter or two of a novel, and then take my coffee to the writing desk, hopeful that my brain and imagination follow along.
What message to you want readers to remember? Life is complicated, very difficult, but beautiful.
How can fans get in contact with you? I’m on GoodReads and I have my own webpage; please contact me on either one.