S30P Writer Interview Series: Stephanie Ayers (AKA SAM)

1. Why do you write: It's in my blood. I went many years without writing and I don't know how I survived. It's definitely a part of me. I can't see myself doing anything else now. I mean, what else would I do with all the voices in my head?

2. Where is your favorite writing spot: I usually write at my desk, which is in a corner of the converted garage we call the office. The rest of the garage is affectionately called "the mancave", however I probably spend more time there than the hubby does. I've been known to kick him out of his own mancave when he's home from work and I need to work!

I have recently discovered the joy of fresh air writing, as well, especially when I'm blocked. I'm planning lots of outings to the park this summer so I can write while the kids are busy playing.

3. What is the hardest post you ever wrote? Why? I can't narrow this down to just one. Any posts I have written from my teenage years was hard, but the hardest was probably the one I wrote about my attempted suicide. It took me many years to admit the truth, that it was intentional, instead of the whole story I had tried to sell not only everyone else, but myself too. I was afraid of what people would try to force me to do if I admitted it, and most of all, I didn't want to admit to myself that I was in that much trouble. The post made me face emotions I had put aside and ignored, but it also gave a lot of healing putting it in words.

4. Who is your favorite author? Has he influenced you as a writer? It's Stephen King, and I'd have to say probably. I write a lot of horror that I don't consider scary, but others have likened my writing to his. I supposed I should just say thank you when the compliment is given, eh?

5. What is your drink of choice when writing? Fact or fiction, how do I answer this? Do I give the people what they want or the truth? Ha. Let's just say it's coffee or tea, and you can decide if its laced or not.

Stephanie Ayers (SAM) is an imaginative mother of four scoundrels, wife of one incredible husband, a willing medium for the voices in her head, and a newly published author living her dream in worlds far, far away. She loves her family deeply, attends church regularly, and neglects housework as often as possible.

You can check out other interviews on this fabulous author on Bannerwing Books website and on the "About the Author" page on her own blog called My Write Side

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Comment by Marie Nicole on March 16, 2014 at 6:49pm

I love Stephen King too...  :)

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