1. When and why did you decide you wanted to be a published author?
I decided I wanted to write when I was able to read. I wanted to be a published author when I read romance novels and decided I could do that on my way to writing the Great American Novel. (Haven't written the GAN yet).
The best thing I learned from an editor was that persistence--and always trying to learn and improve--are powerful aids.
Daphne du Maurier, Dick Francis, Sue Grafton. Gee, they're all mystery or suspense writers, but that's where I hope to be some day.
A typical day used to be to write first thing in the morning, but now I open e-mail and then prioritize my tasks for the day.
5. Here's a short blurb ,from COLD APRIL my 2011 release:
I would love to cast George Clooney if I had the right script. For this book, I'd like Matthew McConnaghy or Ben Affleck, with Keira Knightly as Beth..
The plot came to me first. Then I had to write characters whom the reader cares about
I wasn't very surprised when I became a published author because I'd spent years reading writing books and magazines, going to workshops and conferences.
My writing space is my own ten-by-ten room with two desks and lots of storage space. And two doors, one to the garage, so I can escape if I want to.
10) What's next for you?
I hope to finish the mystery I'm currently writing and then a mystery series I started a year ago.
Phyllis would love to hear from you!