Why do you like writing?
: I love stories, and so writing is a natural extension of that.
When did you start writing and why?
: I began writing before I even started school because my mother taught me to read by the time I was 3. I wrote a great deal from about 6 years old on for many years, but eventually got sidetracked from creative writing by Technical writing for financial reasons
How long have you been writing?
: As long as I can remember
What is the best book you have ever read?
: That's a terrible question. One of my favorites is Anthem by Ayn Rand, but I'm also a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings, the Harry Potter series and many others.
Who is your favorite author?
: I have too many to list. My favorite KIND of author is the type who focuses on big ideas about great characters. Joss Whedon is a fine example.
What is the best story you have ever written?
: I leave that up to my readers :)
What is some advice you would give new writers?
: My advice is to write. Write whatever comes to you, write with passion, and then *revise* as dispassionately as you can, sculpt your passion into something coherent, consistent and meaningful.