Welcome to a new series on Another Hartman Author! I decided that it’s time to pay it forward but didn’t know how. I don’t have any free books to give away nor do I have editing skills someone would covet. So The Five Question Interview was born! Its mission: to give back to the writing community one interview at a time. We can be cutthroat and just plain mean, or we can support one another. I choose the latter. Without further adieu, let’s learn a little bit about
First, an icebreaker with some “either/or’s!”
Feel free to give an explanation if you like.
Tea or coffee: Tea
Hot or cold: Cold. I can always put on more layers. I also love my heater blanket
Movie or book: This is difficult! I don’t know if I can choose.
Coke or Pepsi: Coke, although I am working on no longer drinking soda.
Morning or evening: I write in the evenings, but I am more of a morning person.
Shower or bath: Shower
City or country: Can I choose somewhere in the middle? I’m a little bit of both with enjoying the quiet and space, but I do appreciate having opportunities to go and do things.
Why do you write science fiction over other genres?
What drew you to it?
Science has been a passion of mine since I was young. Being able to combine science and writing together is exciting for me.
Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.
I have held a brain! Don’t worry, it was for a STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) program. Staff who were researching the brain allowed visitors to hold a brain that was donated to their research.
What was your favorite book as a kid? Now as an adult?
My favorite book as a kid wasThe BFG by Roald Dahl. I loved the giant and his made-up words. It’s hard to choose a favorite book as an adult. My genres of reading have expanded to historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and some realistic fiction.
What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
The most difficult part is the self-doubt that arises. I remind myself that the only person that can hold me back is myself and I can choose to let that happen or to use these doubts to find how I can improve and remind myself what I do well when writing.
Remember to support other writers!