My writing process includes jotting down thoughts on random bits of paper or dictating thoughts into my phone. This does not lead to my most productive work. I attempt to set aside two hours first thing in the morning for writing and research. I am a morning person and am at my most creative (and functional) early in the day.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No. I do not ever remember not reading. It was, and still is my favorite form of escape.
How do you approach cover design?
I generally have an idea in mind, then help a graphic artist understand my vision.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I was not an initial fan of "e-readers" but that has changed. I love having hundreds of good reads on my tablet. I find it so much easier to carry than multiple books
Describe your desk
Messy when I am working. Clean when I am done for the day.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I suppose HOW I grew up had the biggest influence. I grew up in a family of voracious readers and I do not remember a time when I did not see family members reading when there was leisure time.
When did you first start writing?
Age 8 or 10.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to share my experience leaving the corporate world and striking out on my own. It was an eye opening experience and I learned a lot about myself.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom to control my own destiny.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
If you have ever scratched a very persistent itch, or drank a cold glass of water when you were really thirsty...that doesn't even come close. I write because the words must be written. A delicious, annoying, frustrating, amazing compulsion.
What do your fans mean to you?
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I begin writing within 15 minutes of being awake. It is my special time for myself.
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