Author Heidi Ruby Miller featured me in her blog's interview series, "HEIDI'S PICK SIX." You can check out the "Theodore A. Webb" interview here. Miller gives authors a list of interview questions. Then the authors pick six to answer. Authors who have participated in "HEIDI'S PICK SIX" include Timons Esaias, D. Harlan Wilson, Lee Allen Howard and others.
I've regularly enjoyed "HEIDI'S PICK SIX" interviews. Authors such as Timons Esaias, for example, have joined us as the featured author at Morgantown Poets. I encourage writers to regularly visit Heidi Ruby Miller's blog, http://heidirubymiller.blogspot.com. In addition to "HEIDI'S PICK SIX," Miller's blog also features valuable insights into writing, tips and ideas via other interview series, "CAST YOUR CHARACTERS, PATHS TO PUBLICATIONS and SECRET WRITERS."
Miller writes in one of my favorite genres, science fiction. Check out her "Ambasadora (Book 1 of Ambasadora)" and "Greenshift (Prequel to Ambasadora)." In addition, Miller and Michael A. Arnzen put together an excellent resource for all writers titled "Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction." Highly recommend "Many Genres, One Craft" to all writers seeking to improve (and we're all always looking to write better, right/write?)
Before I close, a few words about my "HEIDI'S PICK SIX" interview. It was fun answering the questions about my characters, travels, my "Coffee/tea/milk?" drinking habits, inspirations, physical activities and musical tastes. Perhaps the best thing about the interview was the "inspirations" part, because it gave me the opportunity to recognize all the folks who motivate and inspire me. Folks (and groups) getting a name mention on "Where do you find your inspirations to write?" include:
"(With a special THANK YOU) playwright Joey Madia of Seven Stories Theatre Company, author Tamara Woods of Penpaperpad.com and Michelle Bowser, organizer of the Morgantown Barnes & Noble Writers Group and author of "Don't Yell at the Damn Desk Clerk." Joey, Michelle and Tamara have all been a tremendous help in reading the books and getting "STARLING" off the ground, and I can't thank them enough. Morgantown Writers Group (MWG) coordinated by authors George Lies and Patricia Patteson and the groups which meet at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC): Morgantown Poets hosted by author Scott Emerson and the playwrights’ group organized by playwright Donald Fidler, whose work has been performed via M.T. Pockets Theatre Company, among others. Writers across the region such as the members of West Virginia Writers, Inc. have also been incredibly supportive (particularly I’d like to mention Eric Fritzius, Cat Pleska and T.W. McNemar). I also savor the energy of poets I know such as Neil Donnell Ray of North Carolina and Joe Limer, currently living in California. Enjoying community is important fuel for the writing process."