Well, I would guess I first started writing in grade school, whether that was actually by choice or otherwise. But I didn't actually start writing professionally until sort of college where I worked for the school paper. My writing efforts have grown from there as somewhat professional for work (public relations) and also for fun. So I guess maybe 15 years professionally.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Quite frankly I'm still trying to figure that one out, I'll let you know when I can come up with an answer better than "the need to express myself".
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is always a process of exploration, while I generally know what it is that I want to or have to write about, I'm never exactly sure, how I'm going to get there and that's a lot of fun.
What do your fans mean to you?
Not sure I really have all that many fans just yet.
What are you working on next?
Collaborating on a book of short essays on how to succeed in business.
Who are your favorite authors?
Daniel Silva, Proust
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Smell of fresh air outside? At least when I am not in my small New York City apartment and instead back home outside of Boston visiting my family.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When am I not writing, I work in public relations. Oh, wait, well I guess when I'm not writing that means I'm probably on the phone.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually I find ebooks through friends or recommendations from blogs and other smaller resources online, I can't really trust the big book sellers like Amazon to give me a straight answer from their reviews, rather get it straight from the horses mouth.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I'll seriously have to think about that one, although not off the top of my head.
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