I’m really pleased to welcome Myrna today, here’s a bit about her.
After pursuing a career as an accountant, Girl Scout professional, and tax preparer I decided to try my dream – write a novel. Life’s experiences have provided ample material for writing.
Myrna R. Caudill, Author
"Cold Case Fallout"
So Myrna, lets sit down with a good old fashioned English cup of tea, while you tell us why you decided to write a novel?
Quite frankly, I have no idea. I have always been an avid reader enjoying many genres. I would read extensively in one genre and then become absorbed in a different genre. I loved all of them fiction, history, biographies, mystery, suspense, science fiction, romance, and others.
I even have been known to read cereal boxes while eating my breakfast. I can’t remember when I started reading and fell in love with reading but I am glad I did.
What do you do for a career, or is wriitng your main job?
My professional career has included working as an Accountant for a management consulting firm, Membership Specialist for Girl Scouts,
Supervisor in a Call Center, Professional Tax Preparer and waitress while in High School. My most important career has been as a wife and mother.
The last career, obviously, taking most of my time.
Well no one can say your not diverse lol Have you always wanted to write?
I believe I had always wanted to write and thought about the process for many years. So, I finally just jumped in and started.
My first novel, “Cold Case Fallout” was published in 2009 and my second “Love Triumphs!” has been published in 2010.
I'd like to hear more about them. Come on, spill the beans.
Both, Cold Case Fallout and Love Triumphs! are romance/suspense novels. Strong male leads versus stubborn and strong female leads struggling with past issues find the love they long for while solving outside issues.
My style of writing is fast paced. I use active verbs and dialogue to establish traits of my characters and define these traits further as they drive the story along the major and minor plots. I work to create colorful and interesting characters with easily identifiable traits. I love to write more than I hoped I would. Inspiration for new books comes faster than I have time to write, unfortunately.
I think a lot of writers feel that time escapes them. Do you listen to anything while you write?
I don’t listen to music when I write. I prefer quiet. Usually, I have the next scene with description, dialogue, and action all planned in my mind before I sit down at my computer to write. The hard part then is finding the best words to paint the picture of what I have in my mind. However, I even enjoy that challenge.
You have to love writing to be a writer lol So what would you be if you wasn't one?
What would I be if I couldn’t write? I hope that never happens. However, I do enjoy many different creative activities.
And you have the time! lol What are they?
I play the organ, I paint in oils, acrylics and pastels, I sew, I arrange flowers, I do cake decorating and various other craft items.
Due to time constraints I am focusing my time currently on writing and playing the organ. That, unfortunately, isn’t exactly true.
I find I am spending most of my time learning to market my books an activity I have not found to be my favorite. I hope that improves.
Ah, the book promoting bane! Thats the hardest part of all I think. It tkes time and a lot of energy.
Well thank you for visiting us today. Before you go, where can people find you.
You can find me at
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