How did you know you wanted to be an author?: I’ve loved writing since I was a child. I remember sitting on the front porch steps when I was five. I scribbled “words” on a small tablet and then read them to my friends. The written word was a huge part of my childhood. I enjoyed writing to my cousins and looked forward to their letters arriving in our mailbox.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: Attend writer’s workshops, conferences and establish the habit of writing everyday. If self-doubt creeps in write through it and keep going.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I start my day with a ten-minute write in a spiral notebook. Sometimes I use ideas or prompts from books, but most often it’s a free write that helps me clear my mind and get my hand moving. My favorite book for inspiration is Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
What message do you want readers to remember?: I want readers to remember that authors are real people committed to writing stories that have the potential to change readers' perspectives and maybe even positively impact their lives.
How can fans get in contact with you?: Good Reads, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and my website http://www.outskirtspress.com/liberty