Author, Andrew M. Bowen
Poem: The Undine and the Sylph
Apologue of the Immortals
Tell us a little about your background and what led you to writing.
I have published three short stories and about 133 poems. I worked as a journalist for about 20 years. I started writing poetry in high school because I enjoyed it. I've just always wanted to write.
How or when did you realize you wanted to be an author?
In college, I realized I wanted to write novels and short stories. I also worked on my college newspaper.
What is your writing process like?
I get an idea and began writing in a notebook.
What inspires you to write?
Just about anything.
What part does writing play in your life?
It's what I define myself as.
What are your aspirations for your writing journey?
To be remembered.
What is something you know now about writing you wish you knew when you started?
You have to work at it every day.
Describe your favorite character (you created). Why?
Andros Sedicti, a magician. I put more of myself into this character than any other I've created.
Which author(s) inspires you as a writer?
John Steinbeck, W.B. Yeats, Robert A. Heinlein, Dashiell Hammett, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexandre Dumas, Lester Dent.
What advice would you give newly aspiring authors?
Write every day. Believe in yourself.
What works can your readers expect to see in the near future?
I've no idea. That depends upon editors.
How can your readers find more about you and your works?
They don't need to know anything about me. As for my works, keep looking.