When did you actually start writing your first book that got published? How long was it before you decided it was ready to be send it out to publishers? Tell me about that process.
According to the Echelon Press website it states – “All queries MUST include a full Marketing Strategy. This report must be sent as an attachment. Queries that do not include a Marketing Strategy will be deleted without consideration.” Is this something you had to do? Or is it a new requirement?
What are some of the most productive ways you’ve promoted your books?
When I read about your books, they made me think of the Magic Treehouse Series. Did you get any of your inspiration for writing your books from this series or any other books? What other ‘tween authors do you admire?
You did have another type of writing career prior to writing these books but it was as a songwriter. Did you sell any of them to any singers or music publishers?
So few houses these days even have attics (or just so small spaces between a few beams); yet your book deals with a real life friend’s attic in growing up. Did you have an active imagination as a ‘tween yourself?
Your newest book, The Magician’s Castle” whisks your characters forward into 2014, where they meet their granddaughters. That’s just a few years ahead. Why did you choose that time?