Author Panel 05.25.19


Authors Dave Ferraro, Sara A. Noë, Michael Reid Jr., and editor Tim Hennessy came together at Barnes & Noble in Racine, Wisconsin to answer questions about writing. The panel was asked the following questions:

• What is your writing background?
• What are some of your favorite authors or genres you enjoy reading?
• What inspires you to write?
• (Tim): What is the difference between writing and editing a book?
• (Dave): How did you balance writing a full series vs. writing standalone books?
• What’s your writing process like?
• What are some of your favorite TV shows or movies?
• Tell us about your most recent book or the project you’re currently working on
• If you could offer one piece of advice to aspiring authors or those who are seeking to start their own career, what would it be?

Here’s what they had to say!

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I'm an award-winning fantasy author, artist, and photographer from La Porte, Indiana. My poetry, short fiction, and memoir works have been featured in various anthologies and journals since 2005, and several of my poems are available in the Indiana Poetry Archives. The first three novels in my Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms series have received awards from Literary Titan.

After some time working as a freelance writer, I was shocked by how many website articles are actually written by paid "ghost writers" but published under the byline of a different author. It was a jolt seeing my articles presented as if they were written by a high-profile CEO or an industry expert with decades of experience. I'll be honest; it felt slimy and dishonest. I had none of the credentials readers assumed the author of the article actually had. Ghost writing is a perfectly legal, astonishingly common practice, and now, AI has entered the playing field to further muddy the waters. It's hard to trust who (or what) actually wrote the content you'll read online these days.

That's not the case here at On The Cobblestone Road. I do not and never will pay a ghost writer, then slap my name on their work as if I'd written it. This website is 100% authentic. No outsourcing. No ghost writing. No AI-generated content. It's just me... as it should be.

If you would like to support my work, check out the Support The Creator page for more information. Thank you for finding my website! 🖤

One thought on “Author Panel 05.25.19

  1. This is amazing that you got to sit with so many different authors! How awesome would it be if you guys gave someone else that little push to write something!

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