Author Profile: Tamara Linden

How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

I started writing stories almost as soon as I learned to hold a pencil, but I started writing “seriously” about two years ago when I started tutoring for a living. The flexibility of my job allows me to focus a lot more on writing, which we all know takes quite a lot of time and energy.  Continue reading

Author Profile: Harvey Steinberg

How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

Let me say what caused me not  to write, before I picked it up again. In my mid-twenties, married with two infant daughters, I quit my job, desperate to write a play — the first half of which I accomplished before running out of money. Scared, to say the least, I swore off creative writing until many years went by. So now I’m at it again, my grandsons in their late twenties. Continue reading

Author Profile: Eileen Kimbrough

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How and when did you decide or discover, that you were to be a writer?

I began writing fairly recently. I didn’t decide to be a writer. It just evolved. As a visual artist, I began incorporating letters and words into my paintings. I made sculptures from old books.

When I was going through some personal problems, I began waking with fully formed poems in my mind. I had to get them on paper quickly so they couldn’t float away into that vast sea of lost ideas. I don’t know where they came from. I had never studied poetry and didn’t read it much. I’m still puzzled that it came to me this easily. I was encouraged to write more and put some into my art. My self-published chap-book, was titled, “Painting With Words” after I discovered writing was very similar to visual arts. Continue reading

Author Profile: Joseph S. Pete

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How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

I’ve been an avid, voracious reader since my early childhood. My mom once chastised me for reading a dictionary in my room, saying I could go out to a park and have fun. “But I am having fun,” I protested. After reading a few thousands books, I decided I wanted to write them too.  Continue reading

Author Profile: Elias Keller

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How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

As a child I was inordinately fond of novels and I’ve been writing fiction since I was about twenty. Three authors that first inspired me to write are Theodore Dreiser, André Gide and Jack London. Continue reading

Author Profile: Peter Borger

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How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

I decided to become a writer the day I finished my first novel. I’ve written three more since then. Continue reading

Author Profile: Nod Ghosh

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How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

If I recall rightly (?writely?), I was diagnosed when I was twelve. Several poems appeared under my skin, and needed an outlet. Years of intensive therapy failed to find a cure, and now the writing affliction is incurable. I blame my aunt. She said I ought to be a writer because I share a birth date with William Shakespeare. Continue reading