How did you know you wanted to be an author?: I've also loved to write and am happiest when I am putting words on the page.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: Read as much as you can. Writers must be readers first. And then keep at it. Don't give up. Writing is a practice. Just like anything else, the more you do it, the better you become.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I start with a 20 minute timed writing to rev up my brain. I don't edit, I just write. My favorite times to write are when it's rainy or snowy. I light a candle, make a cup of tea and cosy up to my computer.
What message do you want readers to remember?: If you want to write, don't wait for the creative urge. Just sit down and do it! Once you get going you will be amazed how the words start flowing and you get into the "zone."
How can fans get in contact with you?: firstname.lastname@example.org