Interview with Mia China Dali

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, the greatest joy of writing is inventing realistic characters and putting them into tight spots. I love watching my characters come to life.
Who are your favorite authors?
So far, my favorite authors are Mia China Dali and Mia China Dali. I have no time to find more authors. LOL
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My pet parrot, Hobby Bird, inspires me to get out of bed each day ... or I should say he demands that I get up and feed him breakfast! He thinks I'm lazy and he squawks and squawks and rattles his cage until I can't stand it anymore!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Guess! :-)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I do not read until I write something worth reading. Doesn't everybody?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! The first story I ever wrote was a lie. Oh wait, that would be fiction, wouldn't it? It was called "Stories I Have Told My Mother and got Spanked For."
What is your writing process?
My writing process is haphazard. I write with a pencil, then I type it into my word processing program. Then I print it and find a publisher to send it to. But my stories always come back marked "NO thanks."
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was a naughty one written by Erskine Caldwell. I think it was God's Little Ache, or something like that. I was very young.
How do you approach cover design?
Oh, I don't dare approach cover designs! Mostly I run from them. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
!. Bible (It will keep me from going to hell, I hope!)
2. The Old Farmer's Almanac (I like to keep track of the moon - it keeps moving around up there and I lose it.)
3. My checkbook (I love my checkbook and keep hoping I can add more dollars to it.)
4. My grandma's old beat up cookbook (I am not a good cook, so you can probably figure that out.)
5. My writing notebook, which is a journal to write my stuff in.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read recipes for pleasure.
Published 2016-02-10.
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