About T. Satterfield:
By day, Colorado-based T. Satterfield is best known as a licensed psychotherapist, certified hypnotherapist, and energy practitioner for trauma resolution. But behind the scenes she’s a storytelling artist, writer, and cat herder who knows that all stories are really love stories, and she’s not too shy to say so.
Known for writing first thing in the morning from bed, T. Satterfield strives to write courageous love stories that make people scratch their heads and rethink what they thought they knew about love. Her characters are fierce, determined, and of course, sometimes afraid—terrified, even.
What inspires you to write?
I like to write stories that reveal something profound about how people relate to themselves, others, and/or the world around them. I'm often inspired first by nature and how systems in nature relate to each other and then how people interact with those systems. I like to explore the nature of things, the natural order of things, and how those things become distorted.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Kingsolver, Larry McMurtry, Wally Lamb, John Irving, Haruki Murakami, Jesmyn Ward, Alice Sebold, Margaret Atwood
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to write first thing in the morning from bed. It's not unusual for me to send myself emails, texts, or phone messages with ideas as they come to me throughout the day. As I write, I keep story structure in mind, notes on each character, and maps of settings in the story. Once a story takes shape I prefer to work on it for hours. Sometimes, I lay the chapters on the floor to consider the best flow. Somehow that visual helps me fine-tune the structure. Later I find the editing process provides great satisfaction and I prefer several full book edits to get things just right.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I find that my characters do talk to me, especially in editing. They often speak up suggesting changes to dialogue or even plot. I love that and it creates a very intimate relationship with them. I think it's critical that they come to life and show me what they know about the story that I don't know. I believe this is what creates rich stories.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write, write. Share your writing. Find the writing process that uniquely suits you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because it gave me the greatest influence over the process, the finished book, and marketing. While sales are important, I also highly value creating experiences for people. Self-publishing is a good fit for doing that.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Trade publishing is already moving to a hybrid model of traditional and self-publishing. I imagine in time trade publishing will be either that hybrid or self-publishing. While professional publishing will still have a greater place in the publishing houses.
What genres do you write?: Fiction, poetry, magical realism, fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To T. Satterfield Page On Amazon
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