How did you know you wanted to be an author?: For me, writing actually flowed from a love of speaking and teaching. I began by writing a weekly column for a small newspaper - for free. One thing led to another, and a passion for writing developed.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: Remember that writing builds on itself. Everything you write matters, even if it is never published. Don't focus on getting published, but rather on writing well and with passion.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I write in a journal each day - open, honest, and uncensored. I believe this daily practice has influenced my writing voice profoundly.
What message do you want readers to remember?: You matter more than you realize. Take your heart seriously. Heal from your wounds. Know why you're here, and live with purpose.
How can fans get in contact with you?: You can contact me through my website, or simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I read and respond to every email.