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INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
+ What initially got you interested in writing?
I’ve always been a big reader. one day I read a tiny article in the NY Times about a mummified body found not far from where I live. I did a little research and discovered a few things that I thought would make good clues in a mystery – so I wrote one. That book became Pushing Up Daisies.
+ How did you decide to make the move into becoming a published author?
Once I got past page 35 in the manuscript I knew I was going to finish it. Whether or not it would ever get published was another story, but at that time I just wanted to write The End, so I didn’t worry about it.
+ What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I want them to have a good time and spend a few hours with some likeable, funny characters who have interesting adventures.
+ What do you find most rewarding about writing?
I like weaving the strands of a few different stories and then tying things up at the end.
+ What do you find most challenging about writing?
Definitely the middle!
+ What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
Be patient. Don’t expect your first draft to be good – it’s all in the rewriting. And don’t follow trends.
+ Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
Let’s see.. I’m a master gardener, I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro and trekked to Everest Base Camp, and my five favorite places are Yosemite, Utah, New York City, Rome and my garden.
+ What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?