WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?
Many of my stories are based on events that really happened in my life. Of course, that is only part of it. The real story is filtered through my imagination, memories and emotions surface, and people, places, and conversations I have observed and listened to contribute. In the end something all of its own evolves.
WHAT IS YOUR WRITING SCHEDULE?
I try to be at my computer by ten o'clock every morning. I usually work until three or four in the afternoon. At that point, I have to get away from my desk and go for a walk. Both my mind and my body need fresh air and exercise by then! Of course, working in my home office as I do, I often need help staying glued to my chair. I can see so many beautiful clouds in the sky through my office window. And sometimes I just have to pour myself a nice hot cup of tea or I won't be able to write another word. Didn't I promise to call my daughter this afternoon? And what should I cook for dinner?
Uh, oh...I think I had better do a little more work tonight...
ARE YOU WORKING ON A NEW BOOK?
Yes, I am always working on something. I have lots and lots of ideas. I also have lots and lots of fabulous manuscripts in a file drawer in my office. Like most writers, I have written many stories that have not been published. Part of writing is art, and part of it is business and sometimes it is difficult to combine the two. The most important task of writing is not to publish but to write, to tell your story in the best way you know how. Hopefully it will be a story that others will want to read and enjoy.