How long did it take you to write your first book?
I wrote my first novel 10 years ago. It took me about two years to write. I may revise and publish it someday.
Did you ever consider not becoming a writer?
I never have felt confident about earning money with writing. However, I have always been writing. I write something almost every day. Writing is just something that I do.
What, in your opinion, makes a piece of fiction work?
You need to hook your readers and reel them in. I don’t think there is any one way to do this.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on my fifth novel. It’s my first book that is not based on a personal story.
Who are your favorite writers over forty?
Off the top of my head--Joyce Carol Oates, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth, Margaret Atwood.