AuthorHouse welcomes you to Author’s Digest and hopes you’re having a good weekend. Today, we present the conclusion of our interview with award-winning, self-published writer and poet Lois Swann.
If you haven’t read the first two parts of this feature (available here and here), we encourage you to do so. Otherwise, continue on to read more about The Painter, Lois’ third novel, as well as her upcoming plans and advice to other writers.
What inspired you to write The Painter? How long did it take you to finish it?
The man now my husband, Nicholas Eden, told me a few broad facts about a man he once knew; that he painted apartment hallways, had an insane a wife, worked for a Spanish prince, created a masterpiece in seclusion, and became his patron’s heir. I seized on this material and completed the work over the course of five eventful years.
What’s the one message you’d like to convey to readers about your book?
Excellence and honesty lead one through fire to peace.
What was your favorite part of self-publishing?
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Work harder than everyone else connected with your project.
What’s your next writing project?
The third book of The Dowland Trilogy, a myth of the American Northeast.
Are there any events or promotions planned for your book?
Acquisition by libraries, embassies, and an approach to literary agents.
Thank you very much for your time, Lois, and best of luck with your next book! The Painter is available in the AuthorHouse Bookstore, along with a lot of other great reads–perfect for crossing some items off your Christmas gift list.