Authors Interviews

When did you start writing?

I started writing full-time in 2001. 

Michael Thal

Michael Thal

When did you start writing?

I started writing in my teens as a way to cope with depression and anxiety. In college, I wrote my first book which started me on my path to becoming an author. 

Birdy Rivers

Birdy Rivers

When did you start writing?

I have been writing as long as I can remember, especially poetry and short stories as a child, but only in the last couple of years have I been able to write full time and see my dreams of having a novel published come to fruition!

When did you start writing?

I began writing my junior year in high school, many years ago.

M. A. Richter

M. A. Richter

When did you start writing?

I started writing as a teenager in high school, and then off and on throughout my life.  Short stories, poetry, and then framing several novels.  All of this didn't come to fruition until later in life, and I am so excited to now be writing these novels!

JB Yanni

JB Yanni

When did you start writing?

I started writing late--I was in my 50s and had some time before I had to start a new job so I thought I'd write a book. Hahaha! Little did I know how little I knew. That was in 2002.

Dee S. Knight

Dee S. Knight

How long have you been writing?

I suppose if you include my technical writing experience as a process engineer, I would have to say forty years or so. 

Stephen Goldhahn

Stephen Goldhahn

When did you start writing?

I have written many short stories over the years but hadn't really focused on anything professional until I wrote Crop Burner. 

Gavin Black

Gavin Black

When did you start writing?

The massive writing started from the last year 2020. Also had a habit of writing from a very young age. Used to write a diary, journals, etc. from Now and then. I love to write momentary feelings but no idea what kind of category falls into it.

Amena Khan

Amena Khan

When did you start writing?

I  loved writing and reading all my life, but it wasn't until I started my own editing business ten years ago and started working with authors that it pushed me over the edge from 'always wanting to' to 'I'm going to do this!'

Kate T. Wolf

Kate T. Wolf

When did you start writing?

Spring of 1994

Carra Copelin

Carra Copelin

When did you start writing?

At age six, I wrote my first play. Throughout elementary school, I wrote plays which were performed by the classes. In Junior High, I switched gears and took up journalism...

When did you start writing?

When I was about ten! However, I didn't write for publication till about 1995 when I won an annual competition in a magazine, for my short story The Spinner. 

Eleanor Dixon

Eleanor Dixon

What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I use myself and my patients (disguised) as personal examples to illustrate the points I am making about a particular topic.

When did you start writing?

I became most serious about writing when my junior high school English teacher gave us an assignment and randomly selected students to present their work orally in front of the class...

L. R. Lane

L. R. Lane

When did you start writing?

My writing career actually started in 2009, but it stopped in 2014, only to begin again in 2020. At the time, burnout had taken over. I honestly thought book writing was in my rearview mirror…

Mark Rosendorf

Mark Rosendorf

When did you start writing?

I started writing when I was a teenager. I wrote mostly poetry, then branched out into romance novels.

Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson

When did you start writing?

I started writing at age nine in a diary. My pediatrician suggested this to my mother as I was bullied in school, and he thought that getting my feelings on paper would help. It did, but I also discovered that I liked to write stories - where I was always the heroine.  

Marilyn L Davis

Marilyn L Davis

When did you start writing?

I began at an early age, taking books and stories that I read and changing the characters or the problem and creating my own new stories. My mother always talked about how I made Cinderella a secretary with an evil boss. Seriously writing full time waited until my family was grown and I had retired, in 2015

Donna Sager Cowan

Donna Sager Cowan

What makes writing your passion?

I have stories to tell!

Bryan W. Conway

Bryan W. Conway

When did you start writing?

2015

C. F. Francis

C. F. Francis

When did you start writing?

I started writing when I was a teenager.

Donna M. Zadunajsky

Donna M. Zadunajsky

When did you start writing?

The seeds of all my writing go back to my post-war period when I started to read and write more actively. Meanwhile, the phenomenon of the Pink Panthers

Neboysha Saikovski

Neboysha Saikovski

When did you start writing?

I started writing since I was a teenager. I enjoyed essay writing at school and would get carried away.

Z Vally

Z Vally

When did you start writing?

I have always liked to write but started on my first novel in 2018

Mark Rutherford

Mark Rutherford

When did you start writing?

I started writing when I was a little kid. I remember creating stories and turning them into mini books made out of loose-leaf paper when I was in first and second grade. 

Elizabeth A. Miles

Elizabeth A. Miles

When did you start writing?

I've been writing poems for as long as I can remember.  The sound of rhyming words always caught my attention and warmed my heart.  I still have handwritten  poems that I wrote as early as six years old.

Sally Rawhey

Sally Rawhey

When did you start writing?

I started to write in grade school, but my first serious attempt at a book was because I married a drug addict. I was as poor as I could be, and there were few resources to help me or my children. So I wrote "31 Prayers for the Addict I Love." Writing that devotional helped me realize that I could write a novel, and so I began "A Place Called Grace."

Fran Driscoll

Fran Driscoll

When did you start writing?

I dabble in writing for years but got serious in 2016. That's when I took a book I'd been working and revamped it and split it into two books - Shattered and Avenged. Publishing Shattered in 2018 started my writing journey.

Charlene Johnson

Charlene Johnson

When did you start writing?

I remember my mother laughing when I was six because I'd written a short story that had the baddie dismissed with the words You're Fired.  When I was at Junior school they put on a play I'd written in rhyming couplets. I had to change Rupert's companion to a less fancy Sam to aid the rhyming process.

Alex Craigie

Alex Craigie

When did you start writing?

I think I've always been writing. My son mentioned a couple of days ago that he remembered me sat at the dinning room table with a notepad always while he and his brothers were growing up.

CB Lyall

CB Lyall

When did you start writing?

I started writing science fiction short stories during the late 1960s while I was in high school. I started publishing software engineering technical books in the early 1990s. Finally, I started writing novels in the early 2000s.

When did you start writing?

I started seriously writing romance about nine years ago, after some life-changing surgery. I've been writing short stories forever. I recently retired from my 20-year day job as a newspaper reporter  - covering human interest, murders, crime, government and schools. I want to write stories with happy endings. 

Tara Eldana

Tara Eldana

When did you start writing?

I started this book in 2010. 

When did you start writing?

It took me several years to finish my first novel, Desert Guardian, because of all the obligations most of us share - work and raising a family - but I was able to focus a bit more in 2015-2016 and finished it in 2017.

Andrew W Baldwin

Andrew W Baldwin

When did you start writing?

I've always loved writing - I was an English major and an English and drama teacher for 14 years but I started writing seriously in 2017, basing my first novel on my own 'meet cute' - meeting my partner, Ben, on a sailing trip in Greece. I self-published that book just ahead of leaving for a one-year sabbatical...

Sandy Barker

Sandy Barker

When did you start writing?

I have written since my early twenties, on and off, and always loved science fiction. The works of HG Wells, Isaac Asimov and John Wyndham enthralled me. They were an escape from the backstreets of Stockport, UK, where I grew up.

Clayton Graham

Clayton Graham

What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

The fact that if you aren’t a celebrity or already know chances are no matter how good your books are they don’t get the publicity and recognition.

When did you start writing?

I remember journaling, writing poetry, and short stories when I was 7 years old. 

Diane Wing

Diane Wing

When did you start writing?

About twenty years ago, I started writing Crossing at Sweet Grass with pen and paper. Eventually, laptops came popular and made writing way more fun.  ...

Laurie Robertson

Laurie Robertson

When did you start writing?

When in the sixth grade. The teacher gave the class a short story assignment, Everyone else wrote 2-5 pages. I wrote 29 and was no where near finished. ....

M. K. Theodoratus

M. K. Theodoratus

When did you start writing?

I've been writing most of my adult life, in a professional vein for both college and administrative positions. I turned my writing skills to fictional pursuits about 15 years ago and have been fairly steady since.

Randy Overbeck

Randy Overbeck

When did you start writing?

I started writing after an illness left me homebound for a couple of years.  It was very therapeutic, but I never dreamed they'd be published.

Kim Carter

Kim Carter

When did you start writing?

I've always written stories, poems, etc since I was a child.  I loved telling stories and it became a passion of mine.

Barb Jones

Barb Jones

When did you start writing?

I started writing seriously, when I got old and had the time. But like a lot of you, I started when I was a little kid.

Lynne M. Spreen

Lynne M. Spreen