How long does it take you to write a book?
It takes me different times. I
can do a short story in a day or two. I work on several manuscripts at once so it's hard to pin down a time frame.
So if you work on several at once, is it hard to keep them straight?
get them confused. So far, I haven't had any real problems with it. I keep notes about the stories so I can remind
myself who is who. Currently, I am working on about six.
Do you get writer's block?
I don't get writer's block. I have lots of ideas.
I get motivation block. Some days I am not inspired and the muse just isn't with me. Other days, I can't stop
writing. It's really weird.
How long have you been writing?
It's a funny thing. When I was a teenager,
I was constantly reading. I was a bookworm. One time I decided after reading a teen romance novel that I could
do that. I wrote about two pages before something else caught my attention. Then in 2000, I was in a bad car accident.
Later that year, I went back to college. My English instructor loved my writing and said I had talent. He encouraged
me to explore that as a career. I picked it up again and have been doing it ever since.
Do you have a favorite genre?
No I don't. I have written 2 children's picture
books, a book of short stories, a young adult historical, and several others. I love to read all different genres so
I write in differents ones as well. I like variety.
What was your first published piece?
One of the first stories I wrote, I sent to
a website called The Writer's Life. Dorothy Thompson, the editor, loved it and posted it on her site. I was thrilled.
She was wonderful to me and encouraged me to continue writing. Her and I are very good friends now. So you can
say it's all her fault!