Author Showcase Feature with Book Excellence Award Finalist Robin McGee
Book Title: The Cancer Olympics
How did you know you wanted to be an author? Writing was a lifetime aspiration. It took nearly losing my life, under extraordinary circumstances, that prompted The Cancer Olympics. The story behind the book was so unusual that it had to be written.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? If you had to do it again, what would you have done differently?
Write the book you would want to read. Genuinely enter into the work you are creating, but do so with a view towards how it will unfold in a reader’s eye.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? I like to write entirely in one tense (i.e., past tense) and one perspective (i.e., first person), then rewrite entirely in another tense or perspective. It keeps my mind fluid.
What message do you want readers to remember? Truth can be both stranger and stronger than fiction.