Authors over 40 Interview


You’re never too old to get published. I had a wonderful opportunity to interview with Kerri Maher over on her Substack called Sandcastles. She has an “Authors Over 40” interview series that I find so inspirational. I was 44 years-old when my first book came out. (YA contemporary, SOUTH OF SUNSHINE) Fast-forward 8 years later and my second book IN THE HOUR OF CROWS was published one month before my 52nd birthday. I’m living proof, it’s never too old to get published.

My journey as a writer began in 2009. In the beginning I hid my identity, because if I failed at writing, I didn’t want anyone to know it was me. I wasn’t even sure if I could write a book. And I couldn’t, but I did. It was a terrible 113,000 word Twilight fan fiction. But for some reason, I decided to do it again. And again. Until eventually I decided to come out of the closet and admit publicly I was a writer. Your age has nothing to do with getting published. It’s your tenacity, perseverance, and the stubborn will to never give up.

If you’re looking for some publishing inspiration, follow Kerri over on her Substack: Sandcastles with Kerri Maher is a reader-supported newsletter offering book news & behind-the-scenes glimpses into the novel writing life. It is also home of the “Authors Over 40” interview series. 

Read my interview here!