She presents a weekly radio show on the arts streaming on WOMR, a Pacifica network affiliate, and is theatre critic for ptownie, a local digital publication.
What inspires you to write?
Problems. That's generally what mysteries come down to, isn't it? Usually when I'm wrestling with something, my best way of working it out is through a character.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to have a general idea of where the novel is going, but I never stick to an outline. I find more often than not the characters' dialogue drives the direction of the story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen. What writer doesn't? It's their story, after all.
What advice would you give other writers?
The best advice I was given years ago: keep the seat of your pants in the seat of the chair. Don't find a million reasons not to write. Just write. Even when you don't feel like it. Maybe especially when you don't feel like it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I've always preferred traditional publishing. It assures readers there's a gatekeeper of sorts, that an editing process has been followed, that everything is in order.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It's a complete crapshoot. People will always want to read, I think that's a given. How the industry meets that need, though, is unclear to me. I don't think the Big Publishers will disappear, but I do think that it's a good time for small independent presses.
What do you use?: None of the above 🙂
What genres do you write?: mystery, historical
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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