Fridays 5 02/07/2022


This week I ask the authors : When did you first consider yourself a writer?

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Dale E Lehman

A: I’ve been writing since childhood, but it wasn’t until high school that I thought of myself as a writer. Thereafter, it took years of study, practice, and my wife’s brutal red pen to develop my craft to the point of publishability. 

Bio: Dale E. Lehman is an award-winning writer, veteran software developer, amateur astronomer, and bonsai artist in training. He principally writes mysteries, science fiction, and humor. In addition to his novels, his writing has appeared in “Sky & Telescope” and on With his wife Kathleen he owns and operates the imprint Red Tales. They have five children, six grandchildren, and two feisty cats. At any given time, Dale is at work on several novels and short stories.

Lisa Marie Wood

A: Very early. I wrote my first work (I guess we’d call it a novelette now) when I was five years old. I knew I had put together a story that was capable of getting a reaction, so I labeled myself “author” right then and there.

Bio: L. Marie Wood is an award-winning psychological horror author and screenwriter. She won the Golden Stake Award for her novel The Promise Keeper. Her screenplays have won Best Horror, Best Afrofuturism/Horror/Sci-Fi, and Best Short Screenplay awards at several film festivals.Wood’s short fiction has been published widely, most recently in Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire and Bram Stoker Award Finalist anthology, Sycorax’s Daughters.

Marc Todd

A: I’ve always enjoyed writing, ever since I started reading. The idea of being able to tell a story that other people would want to hear has always been captivating to me. I loved public speaking (still do) and performing in front of people (still do). Writing is part of that process. My favourite classes in school were English Literature and writing book reports was something I genuinely enjoyed. I remember writing song lyrics and singing in a band with friends. Music pulled me into writing my own poems, and studying poetry in school made me want to become better. I would say that I’ve always considered myself a lover of writing, but I had never considered myself a professional writer. And even now, with my first book published, I don’t think that my feelings have changed. It is super thrilling though, to have received positive reviews from strangers.

Bio: Marc Todd is the writer and author of the thrilling horror novel ‘Chains’ (released in March 2021). He was raised and still resides in the Niagara Region, in southern Ontario Canada. Twice a year, in early spring and fall, he and a varied collection of friends enjoy portaging the northern Canadian woods of Algonquin, Killarney, Temagami, and the French River.

Lee Alan Taylor Author Photo

Lee Andrew Taylor

A: That is a tough one. Consider because I got paid? or because I wrote something? I think most writers consider themselves a writer after writing something but for me, even though I’d been writing since a child, I never thought about considering myself a writer until I started getting positive feedback from readers. My mind changed from – I like writing to Wow! people like what I write –

Bio: Lee Taylor was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK, in 1969. He moved to Bedworth, Warwickshire at the age of 9. All his life he’s had a passion for creating things, whether it was new games to play with family and friends, drawing, or creating a story.

Mike Sherer

A: When I wrote my first rock lyrics in junior high.

Bio: I live in the Greater Cincinnati area of southwest Ohio. My screenplay ‘Hamal 18’ was produced in Los Angeles and released direct to DVD. My paranormal suspense novel ‘A Cold Dish’ was published by James Ward Kirk Fiction. I have also published 4 novellas (including Under a Raging Moon) and 18 short stories.

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