- What was your first book that you wrote?
- The first book I wrote was what would become my first published book, The Rise of Aredor. But if you want to know the first ever story I started writing, it was a story in which I got transported to Middle Earth and met up with the Rohirrim. That is safely buried away somewhere. ;)
- Do you eat while writing? If so, what?
Not usually. I just have my giant tumbler of water. But if I do snack, it’s usually goldfish. I love them so much.
- How do you deal with writers block?
I stop writing. I’m not one of those people who advocates just pushing through the block. Anything I write is going to be drivel, so why bother? Since my block results from not knowing what comes next in a scene or storyline, or just plain not wanting to write, I put it aside and wait until I discover the missing element or I really have a hankering to write. In that case the second usually solves the first, and I’m good to go.
- What is your favorite book?
I’ve already kind of answered this question in another interview, so I’ll give another book on my favorites list. I discovered Behold the Dawn by K. M. Weiland over a year ago. The beginning was a little slow and I almost didn’t keep reading but I picked it back up and didn’t move from the couch for the rest of the day. It’s an amazing book and I highly recommend it.
- If you could spend a day doing whatever, what would you do?
Tough question. I think I would load up a backpack with a notebook, some lunch, and plenty of snacks, pick a mountain and hike until I found a great view and sit down and write. When I want a break, I’d hike until I find another view and just repeat the process.
Thanks so much for having me, Rachael!