If you could cook dinner for any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you make? Tolstoy. Borscht.
What books are on your nightstand? Always - Montaigne’s Essays.
Favorite punctuation mark? Why? Question mark."Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers" - Voltaire
What inanimate object would you thank in your acknowledgements? My chair.
Does writing energize or exhaust you? It can energize me, but only until it exhausts me.
What is your writing Kryptonite? An untroubled mind and a quiet morning.
Have you ever gotten reader’s block? Yes, yes, and yes.
Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly? Of non-fiction.
Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book? I’ll tell you when I finish my second novel.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? Professional editors.
What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters? Well, there are only two characters in the book that have a direct resemblance to a real person. The rest are either composites or wholly created. The main character resembles me, and I owe myself honesty. The other character is Lauren who is a direct take on a young woman I knew back then. She read the novel and really loved it. Unfortunately, she passed away in late 2020.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have? One, and many more false starts.
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