“When people say, Did you always want to be a writer?, I have to say no! I always was a writer.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin
I “published” my first story in a library essay contest at age six, but it took another twenty years before I summoned the courage to write and finish a book. Now I’m finally pursuing my longtime writing ambitions as a proud independent author.
Why indie? Because it gives me creative freedom to explore whatever genres, formats, or ideas strike me. It also affords the flexibility I need to pursue my full-time career outside of writing (although I still harbor that universal authors’ dream of liberating myself with a bestseller someday).
When I’m not glued to a keyboard for work or writing, I love running, sports (playing, watching, and yelling at), playing music, traveling all over Planet Earth, and voracious reading. For more about my books and the writer’s life, check out some of my interviews:
- LibraryJournal interview with winners of 2015 Self-Publishing Awards, February 2016
- Shut Up & Read blog interview, February 2016
- Finalist interview in Shelf Unbound Magazine, Dec/Jan 2016 (page 24)
- Author interview on Reading7Mandy book blog, July 2015