What did you do before you were a writer?
I worked retail and went to college. After college I worked at a museum and did stuff like write educational programming, dress up in historic costumes, give house tours, and make corn husk dolls with kids. It was an awesome job.
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
This is such a cliche question, but I'll answer it anyway ;) I honestly don't think it ever occurred to me that I wouldn't be a writer. When I was 3 years old I handed my grandma a pen and a piece of paper and forced her to write down a poem I had made up about Santa Claus (true story--ask her, she'll tell you--in fact, she kept that awful poem and still has it somewhere). I've been writing ever since.
Will you be my critique partner?
Maybe. You should read this first. Do you still want to be my CP? Really? AWESOME! Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can work out.
I heard you have a teen focus group. What is it and how do I become a part of it?
I have a group of FABULOUS teens who read bits and pieces of my book and give me feedback. I love them and I could gush over them for hours. I appreciate the feedback and honesty my teens give me. If you like to read, enjoy fantasy novels, and can provide me with a little bit of honest feedback then by all means send me an email!
How do I submit to your Teens Speak series?
Read this. Be prepared to write 100-500 words about your topic. Send it to me in an email. I'll write you back, and we're in business!
I own an Independent Bookstore. I noticed your Spotlight on Indie Bookstores Series--could you spotlight me?
Sure. Send me an email. Are you noticing a theme here? In most cases, you should just shoot me an email.