1) If you wrote an autobiography, what would its title be and why?
Crossroads Because I believe in life you come to a series of crossroads every day and which one you choose leads you to the next. In my life, the roads I chose led me to where I am today. I never could have envisioned where they’d take me thirty years ago, or even ten years ago.
From those choices in life, each one built who I am and taught me to be open to change, to take a path that leads me to I-have-no-idea where, to not be afraid of those choices, and to listen to my inner voice.
2) What has your writing/ blogging journey been like from the start until now?
Well, it’s certainly not what I thought it would be ten years ago when I first started writing. I think it went in stages- At first, I needed to tell this story my mind couldn’t let go of, so I wrote it down. And kept writing. And another story spoke to me and I wrote it down. And then my husband put this idea of publication in my head and I worked toward that goal. I learned about how to write, completing over 5 novels before I published. I discovered small epublishers and instead of waiting for “the call” from NY, I took a chance, went against the norm, and tried epublishing. Crossroads! Closing my eyes and taking a chance. Now I’m trying self-publishing with some of my back list. Being flexible is key to staying vital as an author. I’m also teaching writing classes and doing workshops, which I love.
3) What do you hope to get from UK Meet that’s different from other conferences?
I hope to expand my visibility to overseas readers and make some new writer friends. I have already met a few wonderful people from the UK at GRL, and I can’t wait to see some of my favorite authors there. Really, I look at this as a networking opportunity. And my husband is joining me and we’re going to do a bit of touring through the UK before and after the Meet. He used to live in Wembley as a child, and I’ve never been, so it should be fun.