How did you know you wanted to be an author?: My original creative outlet was through art, most often pen and ink. Even though a picture is worth a thousand words, I felt I had far more to show than I could manage with my artwork, so I started writing. I made that decision when I was only sixteen and haven't looked back since. As an author, writing isn't just a passion, it's a compulsion.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: My advice is very simple. Be passionate about what you write so that you will have the resilience to weather the trials and tribulations that go with publishing. Believe in what you do, be patient, be disciplined about your goals, and you will find your success.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I put distractions aside - no television, no phone, no email. I also rehearse in my head what I wish to write so that when I sit down to type I'm ready to go. I find it to be both productive and efficient.
What message do you want readers to remember?: Stories work best when characters feel real. When characters live inside a reader the reader is drawn in full into the story.
How can fans get in contact with you?: I am on Facebook as Roland Allnach. I also have a website, www.rolandallnach.com, with links for email, my newsletter link, Goodreads and Amazon pages.