Interview on the Writing Life with Edgar Rider

Hello Readers and Writers,

Those of you interested in writing may want to check out the interview I did with Edgar Rider. I learned so much in the process of getting my first two young adult books in the Kendra Morgan series published. Now that I’m into the third story, things are going much more smoothly.

Some of the things Edgar and I talked about were:

  1. The struggles inherent in writing.
  2. What were the roadblocks in getting that first book out.
  3. What I have learned on my writing journey.

For instance, under the category of challenges to writing, I talked about how difficult it was when working full time to devote time to my novel. And what I did in the meantime. I told Edgar that I wrote short stories and articles, and even poems. Most of the poems were probably pretty terrible. Some of these I submitted and when a few were published, it gave me the confidence to keep going. Those successes helped to cement the belief that I really was a writer. At some point in time, I switched from saying I wanted to be a writer, to telling people I was a writer. A huge difference in my mindset.

You can access the entire interview at:

As always, I welcome any questions or comments you have.