The Geekiary published an interview with me today. 🙂
Today we have the extremely talented author Ruth Nestvold with us. Check out our exclusive interview with the author, where we get to know more about her, other authors who have influenced her work, what her fans can expect from her in the future, and much more!
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I’m an American expat living in Germany. I have a Ph.D. in English Literature, and I write fantasy and science fiction. I love traveling, roses, good food, my kids, my granddaughters, and my husband — among other things, and not necessarily in that order. I laugh a lot, sometimes too loud. I’ve been a waitress, a professor, a rock singer, and a localization expert, and now I’m a writer and translator.
When did you realize you were an author?
I personally don’t think you can “realize” that you’re an author. It takes a lot of work to hone your writing until you can produce a work readers will be interested in. When we start out, many of us think our words are golden and we don’t need to work on our craft, but we tend to learn soon enough how wrong-headed that is — either when the first critique group rips a story to shreds, or agents, publishers, and readers alike are completely uninterested in our work.
Read the rest here.