Cher Foth, a native Kansan, has a B.S.B.A. from Auburn University and is a member of the American Association of University Women and the Florida Writers Association. Living and traveling throughout the world, she has absorbed the rhythm and color from these exotic places, translating them into the texture and voice of her novels. She resides with her husband in Florida, playing tennis and enjoying her granddaughters and cranky senior cats, Lucy and Cuda. Her web site is www. cherfoth.com.
What inspires you to write?
Morning coffee – the hotter, the better. Also, if I've been writing in my sleep, which I do quite often, those nighttime ideas are screaming for me to quickly get them down on paper before they disappear.
Tell us about your writing process.
I outline my books with a definite beginning, middle, and end – filling in the details in between as the writing progresses. I usually begin writing, coffee mug in hand, in early morning. My head is clear and not bothered by the mundane activities of the household as yet. Sometimes I will write all day when the Muse is with me. It's an emotional thing, you see.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Absolutely. They are as real to me as any flesh and blood human. I never talk to them, I just listen.
Who are your favorite authors?
During my high school years I favored Dickens, Hardy, Tolstoy, and Austen. Currently, I lean toward Patricia Highsmith, Tennessee Williams and recently discovered, Robert Heinlein. His Red Planet is terrific.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Indie publishing was the most expedient method. Lots of work on my part, but you don't get that much help from publishers and agents anymore. Those days of Maxwell Perkins hand holding with Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are long gone.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Where the money points, that's where it will follow. I think, due to costs, there will be more books published on line than in print. Since traditional publishers are always looking for the sure thing, many good books will be overlooked and it will be more difficult to get on Amazon as they will be more selective.
What genres do you write?
YA and Adult
What formats are your books in?
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