How did you know you wanted to be an author? I began writing story as a small child, printing the words before I could write script. Fortunately for me, my mother saved all my early stories and presented them to me gift wrapped when my first novel, THE SIGN OF THE GUARDIAN was published.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? As my college creative writing professor used to say, “We don’t write. We re-write, and re-write and re-write. It always gets better. And my advice to all writers is to find the best editor available who knows not only usage and grammar, but how to plot the dramatic arc of a storyline.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?I always live and experience as much as possible the setting for the story. This is the only way to give the tale its authoritative ring of authenticity. And I re-write several times, often after allowing a period of time to pass so that I have fresh incite into the story I’m writing. And I always have an editor pour over the prose with a red marker that shows no mercy.
What message to you want readers to remember? The wonder of books, both fiction and non-fiction, is that stories not only entertain us, but also allow a reader to have vicarious experiences that hopefully provide a deeper understanding of the world in which we live.
How can fans get in contact with you? firstname.lastname@example.org