Q. Have you (or do you) engage in another art or a sport that helps you as a writer--whether that's to give you a break, re-energize you, provide inspiration.
A. Hanging out with my two children (ages 5 and 7) often feels like a sport. And an art...
Q. Is there an art besides creative writing that you've ever done, or would like to do someday?
A. Years ago, I was really into pottery. I also spent a lot of time drawing and painting. I loved the process of creation while focusing on these forms of art and often went through emotions that are similar to the feelings I experience while writing – feeling both exhilarated and frustrated while moving through the steps that took me from the start of a project to the end. And, like with writing, I always found myself wanting to make one last tweak. Because revision is so important, right? I also used to cross-stitch, which doesn’t come with all the emotion, but definitely allowed me to zone out on the details of a creation. I loved all and hope to get back in touch with that side of my creativity one of these days.
Q. What's your most recent/upcoming book title? Is there an example of how 'cross-training' helped you with this project?
A. My latest release is the paperback of One Moment, which hit stores on July 9, 2013. The cross-training I did while writing this book was the writing itself. There are several versions of this story floating around on the hard drive of my computer. That answer has to count. I mean, writing’s a sport, isn’t it?