A few weeks ago Sherrie Cronin featured me on her blog (http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/kindred-spirits-on-ytothepowerofone-blog.html), today she visits mine in today's guest author interview:
Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
I'm Sherrie Cronin and I am have just published the second book in a six book "magical realism" collection that features a family of five with almost believable super powers. The collection is called 46. Ascending and the first two novels are x0 and y1.
What first inspired you to write?
I can't remember a time when I didn't make up stories. I started reading speculative fiction in early grade school and I've wanted to write it ever since an English teacher encouraged me in the 8th grade.
What attracted you to writing fantasy? And are you tempted to dip into other genres?
My passion is writing about the place where fantasy, science fiction and reality all three meet. I have this weird attraction for places where three things come together anyway.
A classic of a question, but what is your favourite novel?
I actually have an honest answer for this one. Doug Adams Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Finding out what is going to happen in my story, as opposed to what my outline thought was going to happen.
And what do you find the hardest?
Trying to sell these damn books once I am done with them. My goals is to get enough of a little following that I can just write and not worry about sales.
What advice would you give to a new or aspiring author?
Boring advice. Sit down and make a serious set of goals, a writing schedule for yourself. Like with a calendar or a day planner. If you don't meet a goal, redo it. Rinse and repeat. Don't stop until you have a book you are willing to let someone else read.
Tell us about your latest work and how we can find out more.
I am almost done writing z2 and hope to have it published online in January of 2013. Meanwhile y1 has its own blog now at http://www.ytothepowerof1.org
and is available at amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/y1-ebook/dp/B00951DIIG
Thanks to Sherrie for sharing her toughts. On Friday we'll be joined by Ian McFadyen.