- What is your first memory of writing for fun?
I began writing plays at age five and directing (read bossing around) my little friends inside our backyard shed.
- How many drafts = done?
- What is your favorite book or favorite book-of-the-moment?
The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr. It planted the seed for my desire to write memoir. I also adore Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mocking Bird for her richness in characters.
- What is it about your discipline that gets you the most excited?
Excavating the absolute truth of my past and the discovery of what that is, and connecting with readers.
- What’s your favorite word or words? What about it/them appeals to you?
Silence. Because I can hear it.
Bonus question: The apocalypse starts tomorrow – what are the first three steps to ensure your survival?
I would gather my family, cook a great meal (with wine) and share stories as the apocalypse unfolded.
Wine is a great way to wait out the apocalypse. We’re stoked to feature Terri Steel and our other great readers at our March 14th Writers & Words at Charmingtons, 7pm.