Trisha Lyn Fawver is a self-taught photographer, but not a self-taught writer. With a degree in Dramatic Writing from Humboldt State University, Trisha’s plan to take the theatre world by storm with her writing was somewhat derailed by love, marriage, and bills to pay! She has instead followed her visual aesthetics into photography, finding beauty in nature and the unusual. Encouragement from those around her has taken her from a simple Polaroid digital camera to a sophisticated DSLR and the research to learn how to properly use it! With her trusty Nikon, she explores the San Francisco Bay Area and more. Trisha’s photography has been featured in coffee table books, magazines, and across the internet.
What inspires you to write?
The beauty in nature tends to inspire my photography, which in turn fuels my photography books. I often take day trips to local attractions that fuel my photography skills development.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with the photographs, then research facts from there. The facts accompany the photographs whenever possible. I tend to start out with a general idea and focus on the history and facts about the locations where the photos were taken to produce content for the book with facts about the images included.
What advice would you give other writers?
You won’t regret finishing a book, but you might regret never starting. So just get going.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve been thinking about it for a couple of years and finally decided to look into it. I decided to self-publish my books via Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to produce many books directly for the e-book format for quick publication and distribution. This is a very self-serve method, accessible for any author who just wants to get started.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
While I have a soft spot for traditional books, I really do feel that ebooks are the future. Music and movies have already seen a decline in sales of the physical mediums, and I believe books will soon follow.