Exclusive Interview with
Dr. Donna Marks
When did you start writing?
A few years ago
What makes writing your passion?
I write for the sole purpose of helping other people.
How long have you been writing?
For fun, all my life. Professionally, a few years.
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
The book is a condensation of my personal and professional life experiences.
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
I don’t seem to have it.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
It’s my mission to help others. Writing is one venue to achieve that purpose.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Find a good mentor.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
I haven’t had a bad one yet.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
It’s humbling and affirming.
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
Yes, though my book is non-fiction.
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
No, but it’s definitely a hook for readers.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
I like the interaction.
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
Embarrassed in public. If someone values the book, It feels like I’ve done my job.