Interview with Karyl Maier

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to tell my true life story to the world.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a sequel to my first historical romantic novel.
Who are your favorite authors?
Danielle Steele
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I teach school and during the weekends, I write.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to be out in nature and take photos.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was in 8th grade creative writing class. The teacher said I was creative.
What is your writing process?
I start with an outline of the chapters of my book, then fill them in.
How do you approach cover design?
I find a design that I like, then I add a photo to the inside of the design.
What do you read for pleasure?
Currently, I read a lot of books on education.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Talking to a Hollywood publisher.
Describe your desk
I write in coffee shops only.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. My first novel is a true story about my life.
When did you first start writing?
Age 14
What's the story behind your latest book?
My life story.
Published 2017-04-23.
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