Idaho Author Interview

Sherry Briscoe — Support each other along the way

This interview is another of Idaho Writers Update’s monthly series profiling Idaho authors.

In our online interview with author Sherry Briscoe, she stresses the importance of authors finding a support system and supporting each other along the way.

Sherry primarily writes mystery thrillers. Recently, she’s begun to switch focus and is developing some women’s fiction projects that include subplots of suspense and romance.

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Patricia Marcantonio — An eclectic kind of writer

This interview is another of Idaho Writers Update’s monthly series profiling Idaho authors.

Patricia Marcantonio truly is an eclectic kind of writer.

She’s written Victorian mysteries, a courtroom drama, a graphic novel, a children’s book, and been featured in a horror anthology, among other subjects.

She’s just finishing up a romance novel and a horror mystery. She also writes plays and screenplays.

I just love storytelling no matter what form it may take.

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I usually write in the afternoon after exercising. But I’ve been watching my granddaughter during her online school sessions, so I’ve been writing in the morning as well. If my husband watches football, I’ll also write then. I have an office, which is quiet. Unlike some writers, I can’t write with music playing.

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Author Lynn Mapp — Escape into a world I created

We continue with our second in-depth profile of an Idaho author. Subscribe to the newsletter and know when a new interview hits our website.

Lynn Mapp writes contemporary romance novels with a humorous twist. Her series “The Matchmaker Chronicles” with Janis McCurry includes:

  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Find them on Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books, and Nook.

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I wish I had a routine. It would make my writing life sooo much easier.

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Author Julie Weston – Letting my imagination run free

Today we begin a monthly practice on IdahoWritersUpdate.com: an in-depth profile of an Idaho author. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter so that you’re alerted when a new one hits our website.

Julie Weston

Julie Weston’s books include the three Nellie Burns and Moonshine Mysteries:

  • Moonshadows
  • Basque Moon
  • Moonscape

She’s also written a memoir, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town.

Her most recent project is a coffee table book, the stunningly beautiful The Magical Universe of the Ancients: A Desert Journal, a co-creation with photographer Gerry Morrison.

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I like to brew a hot cup of tea and then sit down to write. I often write in a lined spiral notebook with a pencil. Then I transfer that writing to my computer, usually editing as I go along. Once I get to the computer, however, I first read whatever I worked on during the previous day to set the scene for my new writing. When I write in pencil in a notebook, I am often perched on a window seat in our home. My computer/laptop is in my office in a sort of mezzanine above our kitchen. I have no set time to write, but usually in the afternoon for several hours.

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