Interview with Stephanie M Hogan

Describe your desk
I don't actually have an official desk. I use a laptop, or f I get stuck while writing, I switch to pen and paper. I like to write in unconventional locations so being able to move around is key. I love to sit on my porch and write wrapped up in a blanket, or sometimes even in my car on my lunch break.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and still live close by today. This influenced my writing by giving me both a love for southern hospitality and an open-minded, artsy nature. Louisville is a very eclectic and interesting city and I love it...all but the allergies of the Ohio Valley.
When did you first start writing?
I think I always wrote things as a child. I made up stories and wrote diary entries as other people, but my first love was acting. When I let fear stop my from following that dream, I continued my love for playing other characters by creating stories and scenes in a written form.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest story is a companion novella to my debut release, The Way Back Home. It takes two of my favorite supporting characters from that novel and throws them into the forefront. Paige and Caleb are hilarious and challenging. They are two very headstrong,arrogant characters that steal the scene. I hope readers enjoy getting to know the truth behind their actions in Running Out of Time.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Freedom. That is what motivated me to become an indie author. I actually have a very close relative that is an author through a very affluent publishing house. Though she makes a lot more money than I do, her creativity is always being compromised. I want to write the stories in my head. I want to chose the title and the cover art. I want the freedom to write in whichever genre I want, and I want to be able to change genres multiple times. I don't like the idea of being pigeonholed.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finding that even one person has made a connection to my work. I love the idea of people relating to my characters and getting a laugh or some enjoyment from the situations I dream up.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't know that I actually have any fans yet, but the idea of it thrills me!
What are you working on next?
I have so many ideas, I've yet to decide.
Published 2015-01-03.
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