Getting to Know You: The RMFW Q&A Project #8

The Getting to Know You Project is intended to introduce RMFW members with short responses to three questions, a photo, and a few social media links if available. If you would like to participate in the project for future months, please email Pat Stoltey at blog@rmfw.org

Betsy Dornbusch

Website: http://betsydornbusch.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/betsydornbusch
Twitter: http://twitter.com/betsydornbusch
Instagram: http://instagram.com/betsydornbusch

1. We know the who (that's you), so will you give us the what, why, when, where, and how you write?

I write epic fantasy and my fourth and fifth novels come out next year. For my next series, I'm merging fantasy with mystery, so that's fun and super scary. I write as my job so I tend to work when the kids are at high school, though business stuff, planning for cons, promo and coughcoughFacebookahem all seem to cut in. Total homebody, so I write in my office on my big antique library table. I plot by synopsis, draft doing constant revisions, and then do one more full pass before I turn it in. After that it's up to my editors, who are much smarter than me about my own stories.

2. What is one fun thing few RMFW members know about you?

I used to be a professional artist with some success. I have a chronic injury that destroyed my fine motor skills.

3. What is your most favorite non-writing activity, the one that gives you the greatest joy?

Watching the Broncos and my favorite, Von Miller, play football. I've been watching with the same group of friends for several years and we have a lot of fun. ORANGE CRUSH!

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Andre Gonzalez

Website: http://andregonzalez.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreGonzalezAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Monito0408
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monito0408/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/monito0408/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14644829.Andre_Gonzalez

1. We know the who (that's you), so will you give us the what, why, when, where, and how you write?

I write thriller, horror, and a splash of sci-fi. I have been writing since I was 12 after falling in love with Stephen King books. He is by far my inspiration in writing. Working a full time job with a wife and two little ones at home, finding time to write is difficult. I write by hand with my Colorado-made fountain pen as I find it easier to take my book with me instead of carrying around a computer to type on. I can squeeze in some words during my lunch break and before bedtime after the wife and kids have gone to sleep for the night!! My goal in writing is to be able to do it full time, and right now I'm focused on one page at a time to get there! My first book, Followed Home, was released in October and I am enjoying the challenge of getting it in front of readers!

2. What is one fun thing few RMFW members know about you?

I wouldn't necessarily call it a fun thing, but I am blessed to have survived the Aurora Movie Theater shooting in 2012. I use a lot of that fear and mix of emotions to drive my writing in what I hope makes it stronger for the readers.

3. What is your most favorite non-writing activity, the one that gives you the greatest joy?

Outside of writing I enjoy many hobbies from baseball, golfing, poker, and of course, spending time with my family and traveling!

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Greg Henry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greg.henry.142

1. We know the who (that's you), so will you give us the what, why, when, where, and how you write?

My most recent novels are Young Adult. I love writing across genres in YA: paranormal, fantasy, contemporary. I love creating stories. I’ve been studying writing craft for years, since I wrote my first novel in 1991. I live in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.

2. What is one fun thing few RMFW members know about you?

I’m an unpublished author of thirteen novels that seem to be rejection magnets, but I’m technically published anyhow. That means, an author threw my name on a horrific book that I didn’t write a single sentence in, with the hope that I might help sell it on social media. If only I had any followers, it might have actually been useful.

3. What is your most favorite non-writing activity, the one that gives you the greatest joy?

Spending time with my family.

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Many thanks to Betsy, Andre, and Greg for volunteering for the Getting to Know You Project. If you'd like to participate in future GTKY posts, please email me at blog@rmfw.org

Patricia Stoltey
Blog Editor
Patricia grew up on a farm in central Illinois so naturally had to use the old farm in her first mystery. The second Sylvia and Willie tale takes place near and in the little touristy gold mining town of Oatman, Arizona. Patricia's third novel, a standalone suspense called Dead Wrong, was released November 2014. Dead Wrong was a finalist in the thriller category for the Colorado Book Awards. Visit her blog at http://patriciastolteybooks.com

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