How did you know you wanted to be an author? I found that my students hung on to every humane story I told in-between teaching them the technical knowledge they had come to learn. Most of the incidents I related were from my life experience. And so, I began writing them down and the concept of being an author and putting them into a book grew. This was with much encouragement from my class! Bless them!
I want to inspire and make people aware of their potential through my writing and screw-ups ¦
What is your advice for aspiring authors? It doesn’t happen overnight. I have been writing for 7 years and only just beginning to feel I’m a genuine author after winning two awards for my books.
Persistence always pays off. We bring into our lives what we strongly focus on. Stay with your writing. It only gets better with each manuscript!
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?I am always on the lookout for new ideas. The news on TV, stories about people, animals and incidents on Facebook. Truth is stranger than fiction. There are so many great ideas we can glean from just being aware of what is happening around us. I keep a notebook to jot down interesting bits and pieces and then let my imagination run riot!
What message to you want readers to remember?To hope that some part of the population will carry around thoughts or emotions or truth because they read it in one of my novels. That I might influence someone to act or feel or dream. Maybe live differently. Maybe simply encourage them to live. Excite them, make them aware and touch their hearts. Make a difference in their lives.
How can fans get in contact with you? I always love to hear from my readers.
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My author email is: firstname.lastname@example.org