About Nancy T. Lucas:
Nancy Lucas grew up in the wild of Bamberg County, South Carolina, near Denmark. Contrary to popular belief, she was not raised by wolves. She was raised by petulant Angus cows and she is still wary of them. Have you ever tried to find black cows in the middle of the night in a strange forest? No, I didn’t think so.
Nancy moved to Charleston, South Carolina to attend college. She always suspected there were people like her there having fun, and she was right. Now she hates to leave the peninsula unless it’s by boat. However, she still often visits her parents on the farm.
What inspires you to write?
I enjoy writing as much as I enjoy reading. Reading inspires me to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a seat of the pants; I love writing dialog and then I go back in and fill out the details. However, for my next novel I will be using Scrivener to organize the chapters, plot and characters. In my children books, the stories were short so I could just have all the characters in my head. But a 75,000 word novel takes more effort to keep everything straight.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Absolutely. I was walking my dog (a Springer Spaniel, of course) and we’ve lived in our neighborhood a long time. We know everyone’s dogs. So I started imagining conversations they might have and what subjects they care about.
What advice would you give other writers?
I’m afraid my advice is much the same as others’. Don’t quit! Never give up, never surrender!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had just written and illustrated a book for kids about coral reef pollution and conservation when Amazon bought Booksurge. I hadn’t had any luck with a traditional publisher so I signed up for the print and was one of the first titles in Kindle (the book didn’t sell well since Kindle only offered black and white at the time – every page was a full illustrated bleed and it’s a square format)
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s miraculous what self-publishing can do for those of us who need to write, who need to publish. I worry about the monopolies that could be created by Google or Amazon. But self-published is here to stay, as are printed books.
What genres do you write?: children, fiction, humor, paranormal, thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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