March 20, 2018

What books/authors have influenced you and why? I’ve always been drawn in by slight fantasy and science fiction. Not over the top alien sci-fi, that’s great for some but subtle fantasy within a character driven storyline really piques my interest! As a child I loved re...

February 20, 2018

What books/authors have influenced you and why?

In my high-school days, I particularly remember John Steinbeck and Erskine Caldwell.  I liked the gritty realism they conveyed in their work.  Then I discovered Ernest Hemingway and a little later J. D. Salinger.  They tot...

February 6, 2018

What books have influenced you and why?

Fantasy fiction has always been my favorite genre. Ever since I picked up a copy of “The Hobbit” as a child, I instantly fell in love with the ability of temporarily escaping reality by visiting vivid new worlds and meeting intrig...

January 30, 2018

1. What books/authors have influenced you and why?

The first book I borrowed from the library, when I was six, felt like the best gift I had ever received. It was about ducks. I was hooked.

My daughter’s babysitter gifted me with a romance novel in the late 1990s, The Vo...

January 16, 2018

How do you develop your plot and characters?

My stories tend to be about life’s unexpected detours and characters who need to find the strength to recalculate their journeys and grow from disappointment. Life is messy; although we are surrounded by filtered images that...

December 19, 2017

1. What books/authors have influenced you and why? 

The picture books of Ezra Jack Keats and William Steig are a huge inspiration to me, as are the works of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Kelly DiPucchio and Matt de la Pena. I am in awe of the voices of Virginia Woolf, Saul Bell...

December 12, 2017

1. What books/authors have influenced you and why? Like many writers, Tolkien had a huge influence on me when I was young. I started with The Hobbit, and I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time when I was around 11, I think. I've read it about a dozen t...

November 29, 2017


Q. What books/authors have influenced you and why?

This is a difficult question to answer because I’m influenced by all the books I read. They have all influenced me in some way, shape or form. Even if it’s not a very good book. Those books (the ones I don’t like) help...

November 21, 2017

Q.  What books/authors have influenced you and why?

The book that stands out most in my mind is To Nowhere and Back by Margaret J. Anderson. I read that book when I was 10 or 11 and it inspired me to start writing. I’ve always loved Jane Eyre too. I think Mr. Rochester...

November 14, 2017

1. What books/authors have influenced you and why? I am a recovering literary horror addict. I breathe King and Koontz among dozens of others. I also adore smart, psychological thrillers—Sandra Brown, Gillian Flynn, while having a definite soft spot for dark, speculati...

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