After retiring from three different careers, I decided to try my hand at writing. I felt that I had learned a lot about writing after reading one to two books a day for over fourty years. It's the best career I've ever had. I also like to read, of course, paint, swim and walk on the beach.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest thing about writing is that I get lost in the fantasy. My characters become real to me and I forget everything else while writing. I have been known to forget to eat and sleep, when writing a novel. I laugh and cry with my characters and get angry when they are mistreated. Once, one of my main characters got murdered and I felt like one of my friends had died. I cried for almost a week. The same thing happens when I read a really good book. I get completely lost when and where the book took place.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have a few fan right now. I haven't been a published author for long. My fans are as important to me as the characters in my books. I care about them. I love hearing from them. Any feedback from my fans is important to me, even the negative. I want my fans to be happy with spending money on my books. If they have some suggestions as to what I can do to improve my books, I love hearing that too. Of course I also love hearing that they enjoyed my books and look forward to the next one.