How did you know you wanted to be an author?: Writing has always been a passion, especially words and stories that will bless and encourage others.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: The best advice I ever received as a new writer was to "join a critique group, attend writers' conferences, and network, network, network." Work hard by studying the craft of writing, then put what you learn into practice. Be active on social media, and build your platform. Be generous with your gifts, and help other writers succeed. Your efforts will pay off.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: When inspiration and ideas come, I always write them down. I keep all those ideas handy for devotions, blog posts, articles, and future books.
What message do you want readers to remember?: Readers are valuable and very much appreciated by authors. As a reader, the greatest gift you can give any author is to share their book/books with others and post a review on Amazon.
How can fans get in contact with you?: I can be reached through my website at www.AndreaMerrell.com.