Interview with Amanda Cobb

Where did you grow up?
I grew up primarily in Snohomish County, Washington. I was born in Edmonds and bounced around the county for most of my childhood.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 15. I was assigned poetry by my sophomore english teacher. I thought I would hate it since I hated essay writing. Before that I had done some short stories, mostly for school. They were always hit hard for spelling and grammar so I thought my writing sucked. Until one of my first poems made my teacher cry.
What's the story behind your latest book?
These poems were, mostly, written about a new relationship. We all have baggage and this is how I deal with mine.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to disappear into my own world.
Who are your favorite authors?
Kim Pritekel, Jane Austen and Marion Zimmer Bradley
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children are all the inspiration I need to get up. Two precious little boys who need and want their Momma
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work and take care of my children.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search for them on retail sites. I also take recommendations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, but only because I recently found it. It was a first person perspective paragraph. From the point of view a stuffed panda bear. I was 10.
What is your writing process?
Write, write, and write more. I only map out stories if they are complicated early in the plot. Poetry is always done by feelings.
Describe your desk
Non-existant. I do not currently have a desk, though I imagine it would be cluttered if I did.
Published 2014-07-30.
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Books by This Author

Sunset Dawn
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Sunset Dawn is a collection of poetry, romantic and otherwise, and flash fiction.