Where do you see yourself in five years? At this rate, I just might get those dozen novels I wanted to have done! That’s what I’m shooting for, anyway.
What are some of the best tools available for writers, especially those just starting out? Get on twitter and start following other writers. Start with your favorites. Do the same thing on Facebook, but do that from your Facebook author page. It’s easy to set one up. That way, when you interact with your favorite authors on Facebook, they’ll know you are a fellow-writer. You learn a lot from watching pros use social media, and they will post links to essays and blog posts that inspire and teach them. You can get inspired, too.
When you end your career, stop writing, and look back on your life, what thoughts would you like to have? I hope I will still feel I had something unique to contribute and that there are others I helped by making their journeys a little easier.
Tell us about your family My husband, Mike, and I had five children between us when we married twelve years ago. Together, we have a son, Alex, and a daughter, Annie. All of my grown children are writers of either fiction or poetry. I just love that about them! The younger kids love stories of all kinds, so I guess a Young Adult novel just seemed like a natural next step as a writer. I’ve had four teenaged daughters, and every one of them has enjoyed middle-grade and young adult fiction.
Why do you write? I’ve always been a writer, so I am not sure why I write. It’s just always been a part of me. Recently, I answered this question by remembering that my parents and grandparents, all of them, were great readers. My aunts and uncles always wanted to know what I was reading. Surrounded by so many books, maybe I just thought, well, someone has to write these stories. It might as well be me!
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Genre – Young Adult
Rating – PG/PG13