Stephen Lawhead happens to be touring the U.S. right now, and last night he read from his book, Hood, at the public library in Kearney, Nebraska, which is where he grew up.
So Kearney’s news site has published a short interview with him covering how he began writing.
One of the interesting quotes is about how Lawhead thinks publishing has changed since he began in 1982:
[Publishers used to] find writers and nurture their careers.
“…Now it would be very, very difficult. It’s all best-selling oriented. You have one shot, and if that doesn’t work, that’s it.”
Too bad he’s not coming through the St. Louis area! I would love to meet him!
You can read the entire interview over at KearneyHub.com.