Mindy Withrow, author of the History Lives series for children, has posted a "meet the author" interview on her site. I had a lot of fun doing this. (And I want to ask her -- how is it possible that she has never watched the BBC version of P&P??)
My first question to a writer is always: how do you define “the writing life”? Every writer seems to have a different take on it.
Well, I think anyone who writes is a writer (published or not). If you feel like you just have to write, if you can’t make that go away, you’re a writer. But I’m incredibly privileged at this moment to be able to do this full-time. It’s a joy—and at the same time, a difficult life I wouldn’t wish on anyone! It can be pretty tough emotionally, financially…but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. (Um, except maybe health insurance.)
Read the whole thing here.