It’s not easy to come up with your own questions, but I hope this interview on http://readfulthingsblog.com/2014/07/30/mirror-interview-5-elle-knowles/ with Ionia Martin gives you some insight into my life as a writer. Thanks again Ionia for this opportunity!
Is writing your only job?
I don’t really consider writing a job. For me, writing is fun, an outlet, and downtime. Sadly, no, it is not all I do. By trade, I am a seamstress. I used to do alterations for bridal stores, but the pressure of working with brides and their families is very stressful. I have stories to tell and have plans to turn that experience into a book one day. Watch out. You may see yourself! Now working through the middle man, I work from home making mostly pillow shams and accent pillows for designers for condos in Destin, Florida. This gives me plenty of free time to write. If I was more organized I would probably produce more material, but that is a different story.
Why do you write under a pen name?
When I first started writing, I wanted to keep my actual life separate…
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