About S. W. Hubbard:
S.W. Hubbard is the author of the Audrey Nealon estate sale mysteries, Another Man’s Treasure and Treasure of Darkness. She is also is the author of three Police Chief Frank Bennett mystery novels set in the Adirondack Mountains: Take the Bait, Swallow the Hook, and Blood Knot, as well as a short story collection featuring Frank Bennett, Dead Drift. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and the anthologies Crimes by Moonlight, The Mystery Box, and Adirondack Mysteries. She lives in Morristown, NJ, where she teaches creative writing to enthusiastic teens and adults, and expository writing to reluctant college freshmen. To contact her or read the first chapter of any of her books, visit: http://www.swhubbard.net. Follow her on Twitter @swhubbardauthor or like her Facebook author page, SW Hubbard author. Look for S.W. Hubbard on Pinterest and Goodreads too.
What inspires you to write?
I like to grapple with my own fears and concerns in my fiction–everything from adoption and hoarding to being eaten by a wild animal! My family, my students, and my volunteer work are endless sources of inspiration.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a pantser! Someone more famous than I said that if he wasn’t surprised by what happened next in his books, his readers wouldn’t be either. So, I ask myself a series of questions about my characters, but I don’t make a plot outline.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are like friends to me–I worry about them and launch with them. Like real people, they often surprise me!
What advice would you give other writers?
Write every day. Revise endlessly. Get feedback. Revise more.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first three books were traditionally published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. I went the self-publsihing route when my agent couldn’t sell one o my books. That book, ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE, has more reviews and has earned me more money than any of the others.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It changes every day. There will always be readers, so there will always be books.
What do you use?: Beta Readers, Professional Cover Designer, Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: mystery, romantic suspense, domestic thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print