When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I teach at a specialized clinic and also mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist.
What are you working on next?
I am working on the fantasy adventure novel DRUYAN and supernatural adventure novelette IRONCLAD. Tabs with details are on my website.
How do you approach cover design?
Done by a pro. I sure can't do it. I get an artist who can capture the essence of the book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I had many stories read to me in my preschool years and even beyond. I do not remember what the first would have been, but I do remember many that had an impact and that I still think about. I do not remember the first story I read on my own, but I do remember stories and parts of novels going back to grade 3.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was probably three years old, so not specifically. I do remember snippets of ones I started writing down in my free time in grade two, or those I wrote for school when we were fortunate enough to be given a short story assignment. They weren't good.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Usually a writing idea.
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