How did you know you wanted to be an author? When I was young I wanted to be two things: the catcher for the NY Yankees and to walk into a book store and see my name on a book on the shelf…wasn’t good enough for the first and waited until I was 63 to pursue the second…at my age 50% ain’t bad.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? study your craft, read everything in your genre, attend every conference ref. writing and writers and listen and ask questions…develop a thick skin and go for it…you only truly learn the craft by writing, getting critique from successful folks, and being devoted to your chosen career…
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?I write every day for five hours, usually 10-3…it may be on a manuscript for a novel, a short story, or revision on a novel I hope to have published…if you don’t give yourself time, who will?
What message to you want readers to remember?That in this world, we are all much more alike than different, we want the same things like a peaceful life, love, a feeling of accomplishment in whatever we choose to do…My characters tend to feature the lowest on the society rung, and I try to show their value as human beings in a society that does not value them.
How can fans get in contact with you?Email: firstname.lastname@example.org….I can promise you I will answer each one because I truly value the time a fan takes to contact me…I get emails from all over the country as well as other countries and I appreciate them all.