See the questions and answers below? Today it's my turn to do a little bit of an interview courtesy of Marie Lavender
who has previously hosted me in a review I did for Carol Round and her book, Journaling For Jesus, and an article I wrote for her blog on Writing Without Worry.
I've also interviewed Marie on my blog here.
|My two sisters Tricia and Jenn. I'm in the middle.|
What am I working on?
I am working on two books, the first is Sunny Side-Up, the second book in the Susan Cramer Mystery series. It's being read, edited and critiqued by some trusted readers. The second book I'm writing is The Gift: A Parable of the Ring, due out Christmas 2015. This book is the last one in the parable series.
How does my work differ from others of the same genre?
I'd like to think that my Christian fiction books are different because they combine fiction and inspiration in one tidy package. On the one hand you get an inspiring story, on the other, you get ideas to improve your own life. Books are written in parable style, meaning symbolism is a constant visitor to my books.
Why do I write what I do?
I write to inspire mostly, but I also write to entertain and to inform. That's why Scrambled was created (a cozy mystery) and why I also wrote Conquering Your Goliaths: Guidebook (it's written to assist the reader in improving his/her life) and Marketing Your Book on a Budget (written to assist the new or established author with low or no cost marketing).
I get up in the morning, write on my blog, respond to emails, and then the writing or editing begins. Because I also have a writing business, Idea Creations Press, I am always mentoring, editing, or ghostwriting for others as well. I use my computer, though I sometimes write free-hand and transfer my thoughts to my computer later. It doesn't have to be quiet for me, (I've learned through the years to work through noise) but I prefer silence or a carefully chosen CD.
I can finish a book in a year, but, after that, I spend at least another six months perfecting it. That means lots of readers, editors and honest people tell me what works, and what, quite frankly, doesn't.
That doesn't mean my writing is 'perfect' even then, but hopefully that I've weeded out most of the undesirable sentences, questionable dialogue, or outright 'what does this mean?' stuff.
See where this blog tour began here.