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Come and check out my interview with Emmanuel Ortega in Between the lines. I was a little nervous since I have never done this before but Emmanuel put me at ease. What you see on the table in front of me are all of my 13+ books I have wrote in the last seven years. I hope to do this again. Find me on the YouTube Link.
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Author name/pen name:
Nancy A. Nation, pen name: A. Nation
Eight books in the Domino Series:
Similar, But Not the Same - Deflection, A Race Against Time - Crossroads, A Moment of Decision - Found, The Lost Ones - Return, There’s Never an Easy Way -
Desert Shock, Secrets Never Stay Hidden - Fatal Error, Death by Innocence -
(soon) The Eye of the Matrix
Three books in Urban Fantasy series: Where Did They Go? The Pottery Sale and
Why did I pick the name, Domino? Because events just happen one after the other.
Bio: I used to be a Screen printer/Embroiderer and graduated with a BA in Computer
Information Systems. I never used that degree except in creating my own website.
When my husband and I retired, we started traveling between Arizona and Idaho.
In 2011 in Arizona, I found a writing club in the library. By 2013 I self-published the first
book, Similar But Not the Same, a science fiction story set 300 years from now. That
covers the years of developing living space on Mars and the Moon, onto our settlement,
development, and first contact in space.
I have always been an avid reader and loved reading stories from Asimov and Christie
covering science fiction and mysteries, so that became my genre.
I never wrote anything except essays and insurance letters. I always wanted to write
but life and work got in the way. I've always been accused of having a vivid imagination.
Now I'm putting it to good use.
When I first heard about Nanowrimo, I didn’t want to participate because I was afraid
writing it in such a constraint would be too stressful. After much urging from my writing
club, I planned the story out with one word scenes that would later become my chapters
in Where Did They Go? This was the easiest thing I have ever done. I did it in 11 days!
I have wrote so much with my new gained knowledge, that I have published almost eleven
novels in six years. Right now, I won't do traditional publishing just because it takes way
too long to get back to me. You see, I’m 70 and I have to write as much as I can.
Planning: Yes, I am a planner to the extent of capturing an idea that may have occurred in
the newspaper or in my head to extend my series or right now I’m using my current work,
The Eye of the Matrix to start off another series in the young adult sci-fi genre.
I take a slice of real life or non-fiction and weave a story around it. Fatal Error is a prime
example. Do I design my own covers? Yes. I could never find one that CS had that was
about my stories. I use Coreldraw which is something like photoshop.
How long does it take me to write a 70,000+ word book? On the average 2-3 months. Nano
of course, is one month or less. I have learned how to do my own formatting from the
writing club and reuse the template for my next book. I use third person in my sci-fi books,
and first person in my urban fantasy stories. Why? Nano is easier to write in 1st person.
What do I hate about writing? The wait to edit and to hear back from my beta readers. I don’t
mind the editing itself as I use Grammarly and ProWriting Aid, the free ones. I'd like to
have more beta readers. It's a long process to acquire them. Finally I found a real good
one in my writing club. My sister and another friend always find different things for me.
The thing I love about writing is to be able to put my thoughts immediately on paper or the
screen. My father always complained he had learned so much but didn’t know how to
pass that knowledge on. I wish he were still alive and we could write his books together.
Playlists. I don’t do Youtube but on my website, I have recorded excepts for each book
you can download. I haven't got into doing audio yet.
Superpower: When I was young, I wished I could fly so I wouldn’t have to fight traffic. I
almost died of a heart attack ten years ago, so I guess my superpower would be to
stay alive long enough to finish my novels.
My favorite book is Deflection. My MC is a strong Navajo police detective. In this story he
meets one of the younger aliens for the first time while he is in pursuit of the killer(s).
I’m not much of a steamy romance writer but in this story it comes close with the woman
he saves from a rich boyfriend. He’s quiet unless there is something important to say.
he’s smart and willing to take chances in his job to make the world right.
Favorite Food: As long as there is chocolate, I hope I can eat that for the rest of my life. When I was younger
many people kept saying it was bad for me. Now, the science community says its good for you. So there.
My favorite animal used to be horses until I met my first toy poodle. I have had three since
that one and write about one in my urban fantasies. I wrote cats and dogs that speak to
each other in my Domino sci-fi series. Another author did that and I found it enjoyable
to read the animal's perspective. I recently wrote a short prequel to my first book entitled
A Cat on Mars.
Favorite Song: I used to like Good Morning Starshine from Hair. It’s a good uplifting tune to think about
when I walk in the morning. Unfortunately, I don’t listen to a lot of music nowadays. I
like it quiet when I write.
What's Next? Lots of room between Fatal Error and The Eye of the Matrix (10 years) and
after The Cruise, and after The Eye of the Matrix. You won't be disappointed.
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My book Amazon kindle links for each book can be found either in my author page or here.
You can find the links to the other book links above. If readers would give me more reviews
I'd appreciate it.
Cat on Mars - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075TLQ8XC
Similar - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RNM62YQ
Deflection - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PD8LW56
Crossroads - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E9N6FPW
Found - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015Y0OS1M
Return - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EP2C47U
Desert Shock - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ43IQU
Fatal Error - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073Q86NSM
Eye of the Matrix - Release in January
Where - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019S493BU
Pottery - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N49IECN
Cruise - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077YYJT66
This week it is my pleasure to interview you. Would you please introduce yourself to my readers and share something about your life.
My name is Nancy Nation and I pen under A. Nation. I started writing in 2011 when I was 64, so I have a lot to catch up on. I grew up in Idaho, married in Idaho, and now live part-time in Idaho and in Arizona, I joined a writing club and from there I began to write the stories in my head. I’ve always been accused of having a vivid imagination, but that advantage helped me in the past when I studied and obtained a 4-year degree in Computer Information Systems and later as a screen printer. Since I’m retired from those vocations, I have lots of time to write. I have always thought about writing but I didn’t know where to start. I did write for an Audubon Newsletter several years ago. From that experience, my writing club prompts and tips, and my beta readers who help me edit, I have enjoyed the writing process. You won’t be disappointed.
When did you write your first book and how did it come about?
When I joined Write On the Edge writing club in Yuma, Arizona, I decided to choose literary science fiction mystery as my genre. Why? Because non-fiction would definitely get me into trouble with the guilty. I loved the stories by Asimov and Agatha Christie. When I chose my genre, I combined the two story types together.
After I joined the writing club, it took me two years to write Similar But Not the Same two years because (1) I was unfamiliar with the self-publishing formats, and (2) I could attend the club classes only during the winter months. I had my first story going on in my head for some time and this club helped me give it a home.
Do you always write in the same genre or do you mix it up?
I was staying with the same genre until 2015 when my club members convinced me to write for Nanowrimo in November. I wanted something different so I chose the genre Urban Fantasy that would take place in present time. As before, I had the story pretty much wrote in my head a month before the event and when November 1st began, I wrote 50,000 words in eleven days (Where Did They Go?). In 2016, I continued that story and wrote the second book in 16 days (The Pottery Sale). Of course it took another month for me and my beta readers to edit and expand on the stories.
When you write, do you start with an idea and sit down and let it evolve, or do you make notes and collect ideas on paper beforehand?
Before I go to sleep I think about it and let it evolve before I fall asleep. I keep doing that for the next several nights before I start writing anything down and eventually typing it into the computer. Since I now have seven sci-fi adventures written, I pick an unanswered occurrence from one of the last books I wrote and expand upon it, developing the characters more. I like to focus on a theme, whether it is prejudice, greed, or obsession. My Nanowrimo for this fall is ready with some notes I made last winter based on one of my recent travel experiences.
Would you like to give us a short excerpt from one of your books?
Sure, this is from the first chapter of Desert Shock, a futuristic murder mystery:
“High above in the overcast sky of the warm desert flew a small black bird. Fluttering from branch to branch of an old half live ironwood tree, the Phainopepla jerked upwards in fright. Without warning the dark clouds in the sky were illuminated by a bright flash.
A tremendous crack sounded across the Tucson autumn sky causing many people to look up in fear at mankind’s greatest threat–Nature. The dark grey clouds began gathering together as they elicit their conflicting energy across the desert.
Below, on the sandy floor, one pair of open eyes could not see the brilliant streak of light. Her eyes shed no tears. Her ears could not hear the low rumbling in the mountains nor the mournful cry of the black Phainopepla.
As the woman’s face directed toward the overcast upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere, a few drops began sprinkling on her unfeeling skin. The tepid sandy soil caressed and swirled in front of her blind eyes. Somewhere in the city, someone will find the rest of her body.” ©A.Nation2016.
Who is your favourite character and why?
I have created quite a few, I enjoyed the strong women characters I created in Similar and in Deflection who appear independent from time to time because when nobody seems to know what to do next. That’s when these women take charge. In my detective outtakes of the series, I enjoy writing in the mind of a Navajo detective as he chases his suspect to Mars. In my urban fantasy, my female MC seems weak at first but her strength grows when placed in death defying scenes. The villain in Found and Return was fun to write about, but the irritating cousin of my MC in Crossroads and Fatal Error became an interesting composite of several people I have met in my past.
Which of your books gave you the most pleasure to write?
Each one, as I did them, was pleasurable. The most interesting one would be Deflection and The Pottery Sale. The MC in Deflection had a humorous encounter with an alien child, but in The Pottery Sale, I began experimenting with local myths near the town I live in. The making of pottery thanks to my pottery expert and sister who helped me with the details, was fun and informative. In Return, I showed how evil a person can become and how others reacted to his actions. The Alice and Jan characters from the sci-fi stories, and the Susan from Where Did They Go? all have a little piece of me in them.
What is the best marketing tip you have received?
I use Facebook and promote my webpage. Although, I haven’t received much from Facebook. I prefer to say, from my former business experiences on the web, use links as much as you can to your webpage and to where your books are sold.
How would you describe yourself?
Vertically challenged but innovative. Maybe that’s has helped my positive outlook on life. If I have a problem, I will access resources from my experience, from my husband, or the web to figure it out, whether it is from fixing something around the house or in the story of my book.
What do you do when you are not writing or reading?
Traveling, my husband and I love to go camping although we do it in an RV. We also travel back and forth from Idaho to Arizona and stop at museums or visit relatives along the way. Sometimes a slice of a story from these adventures will slip into my books. I used several museum pics meshed together to create the Crossroads book cover. I created my own covers just because Createspace doesn’t offer what I am looking for.
If you could holiday anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
Arizona, it’s always warm, except when we went on an Alaskan trip during the heat of the summer and it was great. Fresh air and wonderful landscapes.
If you have owned pets, do you have a funny story you would like to share with us?
I had owned a poodle. They are the clowns of the dog species. This one would throw her ball down the stairs and run after it. She would do this several times by herself.
What is the biggest factor for you when selecting a book to read?
Like most, I look at the cover and read the back blurb. Since I use my kindle completely, I read the blurb that was entered for the book. For my interests, the story has to have plot depth and a moral resolve toward the end. I’m not a fan of starting off the story with blasting action scenes without an explanation of why it’s happening.
Do you have your own website?
Are you working on a new book at the moment?
Yes, it will be the eighth in the sci-fi series that leans more to young adult with some of the previous characters. I may or may not get it done by Oct.30th as I will be traveling and Nanowrimo starts November 1st. For fun, I decided to create a prequel to my first book about the cat character in the story and all his adventures on Mars.
Do you have any events or book promotions coming up that you would like to tell us about?
Not at this time. In November, there is a craft show I will be attending in Yuma, Arizona in the civic center. I don’t know the date yet.
Here’s where you can also find me and my books:
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/A-Nation/e/B00SUHXM6E
Facebook: A. Nation Books: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorANation/
A. Nation Author: https://www.facebook.com/AnationWriter/
Blog: http://bloggingwrites.weebly.com/ - thoughts
And : https://anationbooks.wordpress.com/ updates/events
1) Welcome ! Would you please tell a little bit about yourself.
A - In my younger years, I studied Commercial Art and Computer information systems and received a B.A.degree in CIS. I grew up in north Idaho, USA and married an electrical engineer. After traveling, due to my husband's work, we settled in southern Idaho. There I acquired a screen printing business that I added embriodery and did that for for 15 years. Now I'm retired and enjoy writing.
2) When you decided to write and what inspired you?
A - I have always thought about writing and I did a small newsletter for the local Audubon society, but nothing real serious until I joined a writing club in 2011. I get my inspiration from the local and world news, or just some injustice that I want to correct.
3) Tell us a little bit about your books, your favorite genres etc.?
My books involve two series right now. One is scifi mysteries that take place in the future, the other is present time urban fantasy mysteries. The scifi story begins with how we would be living on the Moon and on Mars, first contact, and space adventures. Three books in that series have taken off into a futuristic detective who chases his suspects to Mars. The urban fantasy is present time down with to earth people that encounter strange goings on in their small Idaho town.
4) What was the hardest part of writing your first book ?
A - Not knowing how to put it together, or how to publish it. My book club and the people involved helped me put it all together.
5) What are your future projects?
I'm currently working on another scifi book that I may not get done in time before this November's Nanowrimo. My urban fantasies were created during Nanowrimo. I finished the first UF book in 11 days. My WIP scifi may begin a series in its own. I'll have to wait and see. The next book during Nanowrimo will involve going on a cruise. For those who don't know what Nanowrimo is, you have to write 50,000+ words or more in 30 days during November. Go to nanowrimo.org.
6) How do you involve in promoting your book? Any marketing
technique you want to share?
A - It's nothing more than most writers do, I post on my blog or facebook page, A. Nation Books or A. Nation Author. I have joined many writing groups on Facebook. I don't offer my books for free, number one because, all the work I put into the books should account for something. Number two, I believe less is more. When I see the same types of covers and storylines that a lot of writers do every day on FB, I have a tendancy to ignore them. So I will do a FB blast to the groups once a month.
7) How you made your first book published? Share your experiences and strategies of promotion and marketing.
A - I'm self published. I load it first into Kindle, Draft 2 Digital, and Smashwords. I have offered ebooks for sale on Smashwords because I don't belong to Kindle Unlimited, too restrictive and I want readers to be able to get my book on other formats. Publishing through Draft2Digital and Smashwords will get my book into the other formats like Apple and Barnes & Noble. I also enter my books into basic Kindle and Createspace. I have a website where you can order from my catalog or go through Amazon or other formats.
8) Give your thoughts about traditional publishing Vs. self-publishing? Which are the publishing platforms you use to publish your books?
A - Because I do this for my own self improvement, I chose self-publishing. I can get my books out to the public, fast and correct them quickly if I have to. From what I have heard about traditional is you have to wait 6 months to a year to get a response, if they want your book. By then I would have two to three more books to publish. I like doing this on my time schedule. Also I chose fiction, which still takes some research, doesn't hinder me in factual legalities.
9) Personally, I would like to know about social and political issues of your country? Have you ever thought to write about those or something which may be beneficial for the society or nation?
A - Well I have. In my first and second book, I have the characters reflect back to what our politians did 300 years prior to the story and mimic the corruption throughout the story. I use the alien characters as a reflection of ourselves when choices are made that destroyed their planet. When I created the alien characters, I wanted them to look just like us, a human, but their procreation and social values are completely opposite to what we believe to be normal. Hence the title, Similar But Not the Same. I created a lot of social interaction as well as new inventions that I see being studied right now. For these innovations, I do research to see if they are possible.
10) What advice would you want to give to an aspiring writer?
A- Read, read, and read some more. This gives you the basis of sentance structure, dialog, and plot making. Then, the new writer should take a writing course to freshen their work. If you haven't had an grammar class since high school or college, you may not remember all the rules. Above all, join a writing book club where the intricacies of other writers guide you to format and write your book.
11) Anything you like to share about your writing process or reading habits?
A- I write or read at night before I sleep, or write directly to the computer. I use Word. I can easily format my book on that software. I believe you need to read before you know how to write. In my lengthy life, I have seen a lot of movies and read a lot of books. When I put certain characters in specific locations, you can visualize what they will do next and watch them play out the story. After almost 10 books, I have never had what one would call Writer's Block. If I'm taking time off, because I have to make dinner or pack for a trip, I like to call that time: Taking a moment to evaluate the next scene. Because that is what I'm doing.
12) What do you think encourages a reader to buy a book?
A- For me, it's the cover, the back blurb or the price. Sometimes it's the first page of the first chapter. I like to ease into a story that had explained the why, where, when, and how before the characters start their action. Some I have started to read, lost me when the character is behind something and he's shooting back at who knows who. It's confusing.
13) Tell something about your cover designer, editor and other contributors or service providers.
A - When I did my first book, I used the Kindle and Createspace cover. It was okay until I did the second book and couldn't find anything acceptable that related to the story, so I created my own. I have a Coreldraw program from my screen printing days, which is like photoshop, that I can use my own photos to manipulate into a cover. It takes me hours sometimes unless I'm just using one picture as I did in Where Did They Go?.
As for editors, I have a bevy of beta readers and each one has their own take and finds errors that another one won't. One of my readers is well knowledged in grammar and flow of story. She's priceless but like the rest do not want to be paid. So I give them little gifts like restaurant gift cards or a free book. For example, my neighbor took a foggy picture of her old shed behind her house. She received a free book from me.
14) Share links about you and your works -
A - Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/A-Nation/e/B00SUHXM6E
iTunes group page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/a-nation/id805154994?mt=11
Smashwords page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ANation
Barnes & Noble page: http://bit.ly/2cgFZjn
Books2Read page: https://books2read.com/author/a-nation/subscribe/1/28898/
Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8196987.A_Nation
Webpage: http://anationauthor.com (free sequels or prequels)
Weebly Blog: http://bloggingwrites.weebly.com/
Wordpress Blog: https://anationbooks.wordpress.com
Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorANation/
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Here is the Interview:
Author A. Nation – Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy Writer
This week, I am going to jump at the opportunity to interview a wonderful woman who has written about Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy that has enticed many readers. Her name is Nancy A. Nation, and I’m excited to get this chance!
Interviewer: Welcome to the interview!
Nancy: Thank you!
Interviewer: So let’s start off a bit different than I have with the first two and tell us about yourself.
Nancy: I am the first born of three siblings. I received a degree in Idaho for Computer Information Systems. I had a successful screen print and embroidery business in town which fulfilled my creative energy. I raised three poodles, one after the other, no children. I’m one of those people that if I have a problem, I fix it or find someone who will.
Interviewer: You definitely sound like you don’t like to wait to get things fixed if you can do it yourself. That is very similar to me, so I like having that in common. Tell me, when and why did you begin writing?
Nancy: In 2011 I was in a library in Yuma, Arizona where we were staying for the winter and saw a sign that said, “if you have a story, our writing club meets on Tuesday” Having nothing else to do I signed up and found it was a working writing club. Two years later I published my first book, Similar But Not the Same. I chose sci-fi as my genre because it gave me more flexibility.
Interviewer: What inspired you to write your first book?
Nancy: I wanted to project how we as humans may be living in the future and how some of the mistakes our leaders do today can affect our lives long term.
Interviewer: Interesting ideas and I see you have a number of books available. Is there a message in your novel(s) that you want readers to grasp?
Nancy: When I began writing my first book, I had no idea that religion or concepts like retribution would be something I would attain. I have been exposed to vindictive people, so I use that in a few books. I try to show how the wrongs in this world can be righted in the fantasy world.
Interviewer: I love that. To use the fantasy world to show the ways to right the wrongs of the real world is very unique! Now a fun question. If you were to find out that you books were to be made into a film or just one of your books, who would you prefer play the lead?
Nancy: The lead would have to be of American Indian descent because my main character is Navajo. He’s broad and tall with long black hair. Sorry gals, I married him off. I really don’t know of any particular actor currently that could play this part. Maybe someone who is reading this might have an idea?
Interviewer: I’m sure my readers might be able to come up with an actor that fits your description. So is there anything you want to tell your readers?
Nancy: I am sure you will all like my stories. They are fast paced, thought provoking, and always have a happy ending. That’s another reason I write, my readers want to know what happens next.
Interviewer: Awesome. I like fast paced books as they tend to keep me entertained more. As we wind this interview down, do you have any advice for other writers?
Nancy: Read, read, read. Then write like nobody cares.
Interviewer: Excellent advice and I would like to thank you for doing my interview today.
Nancy: It was my pleasure!
For anyone who would like to find out more about Nancy and her books, please visit her blog and her website.
You can find her blog here.
You can find her website here. Her website has all of her books available for purchase through varying locations and also from her as well!
Here is the link to my interview with Kelly Blanchard as my MC, Susan.
To read the entire piece, Click Here.
Through this process I have come to understand my character more and why she engages in the things she encounters.
You can read my latest Author Interview with Kelly Blanchard by clicking on this link to her blog at
Meeting With the Muse
She did an excellent job. On Friday, I will post the Character Interview she helped me do.
This is Author Kelly Blanchard who did an excellent interview with me as the author and as my main character, Susan. If you want her to help you flesh out your character with an interview, you can find her on facebook. Just for doing this, I sent her a copy of my book, The Pottery Sale, which is now on sale at Smashwords for 99 cents!
"This is Olivia Crane checking back in with A. Nation."
"You have wrote two more books since I last talked with you. Tell me about Desert Shock and The Pottery Sale."
"Love to. Desert Shock is the sequel to Deflection about a crime near Tucson that leads to someone in the white house. Of course, there is a surprise ending. The Pottery Sale is a continuation from my book Where Did They Go? Once again the female protagonist finds herself in another world. Because I wanted to emphasis pottery making I enlisted the expertise of my sister who is a well-known potter on the Oregon coast. This is another Nanowrimo book that I wrote 50,000 words in 16 days. It has now hit 65,000+ words.
How much research did you do for either book?
I wanted Desert Shock to be a reminder that our electronics are fragile and human brain power is better adept at solving a mystery. It's a tale of what happens when man thinks he is all powerful only to be subdued by Mother Nature. The main crime, dismemberment, was something that actually happened. From that crime, I created my story.
As to The Pottery Sale, I had my sister help me with the steps of making pottery that shows up in chapter 10. I love the little character, a gnome, I created in Where Did They Go? and wanted to expand on him. I researched Norse mythology and local Shoshoni indian tales. Many items used in this fantasy tale have happened to me. Such as the light fixture falling in the hallway or the egg exploding or the Corel dish cracking apart. And the town of Firth, Idaho is real. The story ends at Halloween time. Since Nanowrimo ended, I added a short Christmas story to the end of the book.
I know that Desert Shock has already been out, but when will The Pottery Sale be released?
Digital formats will be published in the first week of January 2017. The paperback will be released toward the end of the month in January.
So, what's next in store for Detective Blackhawk and Susan Edwards?"
Alex has promised his wife they will take a trip to Mars. Susan is taking a cruise. Wait and see.
Questions asked about my writing:
1.) What is your Author name? A. Nation
My real name—Nancy A. Nation
2.) What is the first book you ever published?
Similar But Not the Same
3. What is your publishing anniversary? November 2013
4.) What is your favorite book you've written thus far?
Deflection A Race Against Time
5.) What book took you the longest to write?
Crossroads A moment of decision because I was out of my genre.
6.) How long did it take you? A grand total of six months including editing.
7.) What kind of music (If Any) do you listen to while you write?
I have to have silence to hear the voices in my head
8.) Who is you favorite character from any of your books?
In the first book, it was Alice Morgan, then later, I switched to Alex Blackhawk
9.) What are you currently working on?
I'm working on a sequel to Deflection, another detective story where Nature shows her
power over man's daily deeds.
10.) Do you have anything you snack on while you write?
In the afternoon, I'll have popcorn and hot chocolate
11.) What is your favorite quote or line from one of your books?
"The man stared at the domee, "Great I got a two-year-old and a big one at that! Don't do
anything unless I say you can, all right?" Charlie ordered. You have to read the book.
12.) Are you a self-published or traditional published author? Self-published. I do this for
enjoyment, to relieve myself from the worldly stress, and just to get something off my chest.
13.) What is your writing inspiration? Something that I feel is wrong in the world, a news
story, a family incident, or from something someone said. I am motivated by wanting to see what
my characters are up to next.
14.) What genre do you write?
I write science fiction with a moral resolving tone, or Urban Fantasy of present time.
15.) Do you have any writing rituals?
I mostly start with writing at night because I have a hard time falling asleep. Then I take
what I wrote and transcribe it to the computer the next day. Not all what I wrote makes it
into the story, and sometimes I add to the scene.
16.) Do you have a specific place you write or time?
At night, although I can write at my desk if I didn't hand write anything last night.
17.) Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
If you have a story in you, write it down, even if it is only a paragraph. Once you see it on
paper, you feel you have to add more.
18.) What are your writing goals? I'd like to publish as many books as I can. At the age I am, I have to do 2-3 each year to come close to such authors as J.A.Jance and Catherine Coulter who have over 50.
19.) What authors inspire you and your writing? Agatha Christie, Isaac Asimov, J.A.Jance, Rita
Mae Brown, H.G.Wells, C.J.Box. These are mystery and science fiction authors.
20.) What will be you next release? Desert Shock Secrets Never Stay Hid. I hope to have that
released by the end of August or September.