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Author #Interview with Betsy Schow @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire @JabberwockyKids

Recently I was blessed to be able to review Wanted by Betsy Schow. You can find my review here. I've also been blessed with the opportunity to have some questions answered by Ms. Schow and I'm excited to share them with you.

When did you decide to become a writer? 

I’d toyed with the idea off an on since I was in Jr High. I enjoyed telling stories, but music was my passion. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out so well. After that I got really depressed and lost myself. Eventually, I found my voice and finally had something to say. And that’s when I wrote my first book. 

Do you write full-time or part-time? 

Part-Time. I’m a mom first and foremost. I’ve got a special needs kiddo so she and the well- being of my family comes first.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you? 

I used to rigorously detail everything in an outline, but that took out a lot of the joy and wonder for me. So now I plot out the major events. Beginning, turn, middle, plot twist, and ending. I discover the details as I write.

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors? 

Before I started writing, I read one book a day. I love Stephen King, Terri Pratchett, George RR Martin, and just about anyone with a good deal of snark.

What book/s are you reading at present? 

The Peculiar Children’s Series

What advice would you give to your younger self? 

You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to never give up.

How can readers discover more about you and you work? 

I’m terrible with the whole social thing. But you can go to my rarely updated website, find me on Facebook, or email me.

Make sure to check out Spelled and Wanted by Betsy Schow.


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