How did you know you wanted to be an author? I didn’t know I wanted to be an author. I thought I wanted to be an engineer, a miner. But thanks to a 9th grade English teacher who saw a skill I never knew I had, I eventually tried my hand at novels. Listen to the teachers. They see things many of us miss.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Be you. Write as if it’s a bad habit you can’t break. And if you can, stop writing. Because writing is an affliction, a incurable disease. And I love the infection!
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?Unlike most authors, I don’t write very day. But the characters are never far from my mind. Like imaginary friends, they constantly nag me to forget my responsibilities to come out and play with them. And I do. As often as life allows.
What message to you want readers to remember?I learned to write by reading and strive to make you lose a night of sleep. To write that book that can’t be put down. That’s my goal every time I sit down to my computer.
How can fans get in contact with you?I love to hear feedback, good and bad. The bad makes me strive to be a better writer and the good keeps me afloat, from drowning in my pity after reading the bad.
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