The NEW BLOG and an Author Interview with James Morris McGrath

We’re finally getting the ball rolling with our new and improved blog! As you’ll notice, it’s no longer “A Brief Word,” but has now assumed the name of “Scribe.” Monday through Friday we will be featuring a different type of blog post, from author interviews to writing prompts to featured industry news and more! Check back each day to find out something new and/or interesting that’s going on at WLT or the publishing world.

Mondays will always be getting your week started with an often entertaining and always informative author interview. Our premier author is James McGrath Morris, who is one of the Texas Book Festival authors, a WLT’s class presenter at the “Words in Progress” Seminar, and a featured author at WLT’s Bookish Brunch (whew, busy author!)

So, without further ado, here’s the interview with James:

When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?
When I was 18, but it took me 32 years before I felt I had become one. I earned money as a reporter and editor, but never felt like I was truly a writer until a publishing house was willing to gamble a sufficiently large enough sum of money on my idea. That didn’t happen until my 50th birthday.

What is your writing routine and where do you write?
I write better in the morning. I am an early morning person, a habit that dates back to Continue reading