When you wish to end your career, stop writing, and look back on your life, what thoughts would you like to have? My biggest fear in life is dying but I also know that no one gets out alive. The fear is derived from the idea of being forgotten and knowing the world will go on without me. Knowing that people have read my words, saw my name at some point or enjoyed my stories, reassures me that I won’t be forgotten.
What contributes to making a writer successful? Realistic expectations and a lot of elbow-grease.
Do you have any advice for writers? Invest in critical people like editors, artists and formatters. If you are an independent writer, it’s crucial that you let a professional handle your work before it is published. Publishing work that has only been edited by you is not fair to the readers. Fresh eyes will see mistakes you don’t and poor-quality work gives everyone a bad name and makes readers hesitant to purchase work by other independents.
Who is your favorite author and why? Margaret Atwood. She is so versatile and unconfined by genres. She has the view of the world that I could never hope to understand but I love reading about it.
Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Yes!
Have you started another book yet? Yes. The Sequel.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Still working from home but exclusively as a novelist with a few more books under my belt, typing at my desk and hopefully receiving some* fan mail? Hahahaha
What are your current writing projects now? There are too many. My fulltime job writing freelance has me all over. I am covering a lot of stories for a local paper all the time which eats up a lot of my time and I am wrestling other book ideas – BUT I believe in focusing on one story at a time.
Genre – Suspense
Rating – 18+