Interview with Michigan Avenue Media Inc.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of a new idea or a conversation with one of my characters gets me up and never leaves me, no matter what happens during the day. I'm really happy when my characters talk among themselves and I listen. I love talking to people and so do my characters which keeps me going into all hours of the night, but I LOVE IT!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I go to to movies and am constantly watching TV SHOWS listening to the way the lines are read by the characters on the shows. That keeps me on my toes and allows me to dream of my new characters and what they will say or do.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am lucky to have a Blog Talk radio show where I interview many authors who pitch their books and the books that sound good I buy. When the authors talk I listen and that has proven to be very successful and a lot of fun.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do, and thinking back it was pretty good but not good enough to get published. I have learned so much over the years but the most important thing every writer needs is a good editor.
What is your writing process?
I start out with an idea and if I can make it to page 25 I know the story will be able to continue. I sometimes go to have coffee and I bring a notebook with me. That is when I begin to think very clearly. There aren't any interruptions and for me it works well. I sometimes don't even use the scenes I wrote but that quiet times guides me on the path I need to follow.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
There are so many ways to market your work but at this time I use social marketing,Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. Being a radio show host is the best form of marketing there is. It's very difficult to market and write but both need to be done to have a career no matter who the publisher is.
Published 2016-08-15.
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