Author Interview –
- If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
To quote Beverly Jenkins “I’ve seen enough time travel movies to know you don’t ever go screwing around in your past lest you want to end up married to your grandparent or something.” So, thats a hard no for me. LOL
- If this title were being made into a TV series or movie, who would you cast to play the primary roles?
I would just cast a group of complete unknowns, but only ones who have done community theater. The result is either going to be spectacular or a train wreck. Either way it’ll be entertaining.
- What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?
I’ve never met someone who has said that. Perhaps I keep better company. hahahaha
- How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
Got on a zoom meeting with my co-writer Hero Bowen and our editor Diane Callahan and toasted with non-alcoholic champagne.
- What gets you out of a writing slump? What about a reading slump?
For a writing slump you sometimes just have to walk away altogether for a while. Let your back of brain mind work out the kinks. Everybody deserves some rest, including the little monkeys in the back of your head hammering away on all those keyboards trying to come up with the next Shakespeare sonnet.
- In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?
As a self published author I can’t afford to do a stand-alone novel. We live and die in the series. We have to be willing to lose all kinds of money on book one just to get noticed so we can (hopefully) get the read through into book two onwards. I wrote one stand alone novel and will never see it make enough money to pay for the cover let alone the editing and marketing. But it was a hearts book so I’ll excuse its underperformance.
The biggest con to that is there are several stories I have that only make sense as one off books. They will never get written as i can’t afford to do that more than once. Would one of those stand alones be a major success? Maybe, If I had the resources of distribution that only comes with being traditionally published… so maybe I’ll eventually try and be Hybrid just so some of these smaller stories can make their way out of me.
- Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?
- What’s your favorite:
- Television show
- Sports team
Hmmm, are you trying to crack my online account passwords or something? These seem like questions my bank would ask if i lose my passwords… Hahaha
- Are any of those things referenced in appearance in your work?
- What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
You should always be learning craft. And it’s never too late to publish your first book. I was forty-five before I debuted my first novel (which I self-published and then had to take down again as I realized it was too soon to publish it and needed to work on my craft a WHOLE lot more).