She may be “just” a romance writer, but my first ever favorite book was written by Nora Roberts (Honest Illusions — I skipped the sex parts when I was young) and frankly, what author wouldn’t kill to have her sales?
Q) Who helped to develop your talent as a young person?
A) I imagine every teacher helped. I joke about the nuns, but the fact is the discipline that they drum into education sticks. You can have all the talent in the world but if you don’t have the discipline to sit down and write on a regular basis, you’re not going to write or publish any books.