“I believe in goal-setting, so I do not doubt that my books will ultimately take off and be sought after by all types of readers.”
A member of the Writers’ League of Texas for four years, Curt Locklear lives in The Woodlands, TX.
Curt Locklear: I write in several genres: contemporary, mystery, and historical fiction. My published novel is historical fiction.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
CL: Were she alive, I would like to have a drink, probably tea, with Mother Teresa. I would ask her how she was able to persevere and do so much good for the poor, and indeed for the world, despite incredible odds.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
CL: I would have to have the Bible, but if I could bring along a fiction book, it would be Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
CL: I have attended some valuable workshops. I believe the people who run it are a confluence of geniuses. You know what writers need, and I applaud you.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
CL: I believe in goal-setting, so I do not doubt that my books will ultimately take off and be sought after by all types of readers. Although my first novel trilogy is a historical fiction, many of my most enthralled readers do not typically read historical fiction. What I hear the most is something like, “OMG, I love this book. I love the characters.”
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
CL: Anything by Anthony Whitt — sterling writing with strong characters. His books are about Texas cowboys facing incredible danger.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would look to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
CL: I am a retired educator, having been a principal at elementary, middle school, and high school. I am an accomplished education consultant. In addition, I give talks about the Civil War or other historical eras, always accompanied by my banjo and guitar. I tell corny jokes and make the learning memorable and fun. I’m available to teach on writing, brain theory, and more. www.CurtLocklearAuthor.com and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, it’s my humble opinion that Writers’ League rocks!
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