I get these questions very frequently (sometimes even multiple times a day!). And the short answer is, unfortunately, no. But I completely empathize with how frustrating the road to (traditional) publication can be, so I wrote a comprehensive blog post to answer these questions in depth (along with many other frequently asked questions, such as… Read more »
Do you think aliens exist?
Will you donate your books to my charity or for my blog/website?
I donate my books to many charities and causes that I believe in. Unfortunately, I’m not able to donate to everyone. I’m given a limited amount of my books from the publisher for promotional purposes (usually about a dozen or so). After that, I have to purchase them, just like everyone else. So please support… Read more »
Where do you write?
I’ve always fantasized about being able to write at cute cafés or under an umbrella at the beach. But noise (even music without lyrics) doesn’t work well for me. So when I write, I usually camp out on our sofa in the sunny garden room or my upstairs office. Both spots have big windows, so… Read more »
Do you have a writing schedule?
The short answer is no, I don’t have a writing schedule. I used to feel very guilty about not being able to write everyday, but I’ve come to realize that I’m okay with writing in productive bursts, rather than steady, regular hours each day. Since I work at a movie studio during the day, I… Read more »
What’s your favorite color?
Hmmm, I’d say it’s a tie between blue and green. If you go to the lagoon of Bora Bora, you will see blues and greens that will electrify your senses.
Where’s your favorite place to travel?
We’re so blessed to be earthlings, so let’s do our best to take care of this planet and its amazing biodiversity. Our world is full of fabulous destinations. I’ll always remember my camping trip through the Sahara Desert, how the night sky was dusted with stars and the dunes were carved by the wind. I… Read more »
What’s your favorite book?
Oh boy, how many hours do you have? Actually, do you have a week?? This is a really difficult question for any writer to answer, because books are our ongoing lifelong obsession, and there are always new ones to add to the list. I know I’ll inadvertently leave out some of my favorites, as well… Read more »
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Where do you get your ideas?
My ideas come from everywhere: while having a conversation, watching the news, traveling, walking our dog — see the photo below…isn’t he TOO CUTE??? Anyway, if you pay attention to the world around you (even the most mundane details), a story idea may pop up. I also find it helpful to explore other art forms… Read more »