Author, Editor and Performer
Q. When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
Q. What is your typical workday like?
I work from 8AM til around 3PM or until whenever my hands fall off. First
I plow through about a million emails, then I work on whatever projects
are in front of me that I actually get paid for.
A. No retirement plan, benefits or steady income. Oy!
Q. What is the most important thing that you hope to gain out of your career?
Outside of money and fame? I hope to have helped others to lead better
lives or feel better about themselves and their journey through their
lives. I consistently make people laugh or provide comfort through my
work, my words and my being.
Q. What advice do you have for writers at the beginning of their careers?
do it if you love it. If you love it, keep on doing it. Allow your
writing to unfold by not squashing it to death with self-criticism.
5 years I am on the New York Times Best Seller List. Also, can someone
say, "Oprah?" Yes! I can!!! : )
A. Oprah is one of my role models because she is dedicated to improving the lives of others and is visible in her way of doing so.
Q. How do you manage your social life vs. your professional life?
perform in churches, bookstores, business orgs, doing my comedy about
life, relationships, the New Age, and all kinds of things that we humans
put ourselves through. My professional and social lives are often
intertwined, as audience members become friends quite easily...It helps
to set a schedule as in, "days are for work, and nights are for
inspires me. Suffering inspires me. Joy inspires
me. Painting on silk inspires me. Sitting by the bed of a dying
person inspires me. Animals inspire me. (You get the idea!)