Do you think an author is born or made?
I think there’s a little of both. Some writers seem to have an innate sense of words, rhythm, and story. Others can learn, practice, and perfect the craft.
What is the first book you remember reading?
What common qualities do you find in the personalities of published authors?
How do you know if you have a seemingly “stupid” book premise that is doomed to fail versus one that will fly high?
What is the theme of your latest book?
At what point did you stop juggling suggestions and critiques and trust yourself (as a writer)?
When do you know you’ve got the finished product and it’s your best effort?
Any anecdotes about the research or writing of your books?
How would you pitch this book to your intended audience?