How did you know you wanted to be an author? I don’t know how I knew it, I just did. I’ve been writing in one form or another since I was a teenager. While writing fiction on the side, I’ve worked as a journalist, an advertising copywriter and a translator.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Simply keep writing. Write every day. You don ‘t have to be writing a novel but try to express something, an idea, a feeling, a scene. Some days you will surprise yourself. You will actually like what you wrote that day.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?The only real ritual is that after putting on the morning coffee I start writing immediately, usually around 6 a.m. As for practices, I avoid over-plotting like the plague because I feel it destroys my sense of discovery as I write.
What message to you want readers to remember?I think readers might find different messages, but the single most important theme is that women can be as strong as men, as clever, as persistent, as brave and as noble, even someone small in stature like my protagonist who lived in what was entirely a man ‘s world.
An equally important message is the reminder of how omnipresent slavery was in America ‘s past.
How can fans get in contact with you?I have a website ” http://www.wayne-clark.com ” where you’ll find my links for email, Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter.