Why do you write?
Someone has to tell my stories. No one else wants to.
What inspired this piece?
Bread making! The process — blending, mixing, kneading — is therapeutic. Have you tried it? Wonderful way to get out aggression.
Why yes, I have. What books or authors most influenced you?
Julia Child is good on French breads. You need a lot of muscle to work with them. Joy of Cooking is a reliable standby and Breads of the World gives me the historical background.
Were you always courageous enough to submit your work for publication?
Submitting work to an unknown editor is easy. The rejection or acceptance is based on the work. We’re not talking family here. Now, that would be hard.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell our readers? Or would you like to promote your literary-based website? Or to tell us what gifts you would like for your birthday? Or to say “Hi Mom!”?
Wisdom, laughs, promotions, gifts, family relations — there’s a story in this. Let me work on it.