How did you know you wanted to be an author? I’d been working as a crisis volunteer therapist just after Katrina hit, deployed to the astrodome in Houston. I was up in the bleachers massaging my ankles, looking down at the 28,000 cots for all those who lost their homes, pets, friends. . . It was the most brave and courageous work I had ever done. I was privileged and honored. A realization dawned on me – that my life had certainly been extraordinary – THIS was the moment I decided that one day I would write a book and hopefully publish it. That became a powerful goal which I started about l8 months later.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Continue to believe in your dream and goal to be an author despite some of the hurdles.
You can be an author!
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? Up at 5 a.m., into my office with a mug of ginger tea and write! Don’t criticize your work, simply write. And give yourself so many hours to work each day, with maybe short walks to break up the sitting.
What message to you want readers to remember? Believe in ;your dream and go for it! It can become real with your dedication and love. Work hard and regularly.
How can fans get in contact with you? firstname.lastname@example.org