How did you know you wanted to be an author? I have always been writing since the time I was six years old. The writing profession called out to me. I was on school newspapers, magazines, wrote restaurant reviews, and wrote features.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? You cannot rush the process. Believe in the process and it will work wonders for you. Take classes. Show your pages to friends, family, critical readers, everyone. Many times, early readers can identify issues in the work but not how to solve them. You have to do that.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?Plunk yourself down in front of your computer and write without fail every day. It's like knitting: the more you do it, the faster the sweater gets made.
What message to you want readers to remember?I don't want to give any spoiler alerts, but in Mistress Suffragette, my heroine searches and explores her independence.
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