Jan Koenig, author of The Fate of The Andromeda III, released her book in May 2018. We wanted to catch up with the new author and see how life had been treating him since he was published.
Did you always dream of becoming an author?
Yes. When I very young, I used to make up stories with my dolls – playing ancient Romans or Greeks or such. When I was a teenager, I actually started writing stories down. I did get a short story published when I was 15.
What was your first job?
In high school I worked before school and lunchtime in the school library.
How did you come about writing your book? Was that your intention or did you start writing for fun?
I don’t remember exactly when I first got the idea for the book – I know I was in my teens. I was writing several stories at that time. It was just a matter that these stories had to get out.
What was your life like before you became an author?
Pretty normal. Went to work, went home, worked out, checked on my parents, took care of my animals.
Did you face any struggles before becoming an author? If so, how did you overcome them?
The biggest struggle was making myself get back to writing – so many other things in life can be so distracting. It’s just a matter of making time and prioritizing.
Now that you are a published author, how has your life changed, if at all?
Well, it’s only been a few days since the book was released, so will have to let you know.
Can you please describe a typical day in your life now?
Get up. Feed the cat. Go to work. At lunchtime, read or write or edit. Finish work. Run errands. Watch TV. Go to bed.
What is your most memorable moment of your life as an author?
Surprising my mother with the release of my first novel. I had not told her that I had started writing again, nor that my book was being published until I was able to hand her a copy of the book.
In a few words, how would you review your experience with Pegasus Publishers?
It has been really great. At every stage there was someone to guide me through the process, answer my questions, and generally provide help and advice. The worst part has been waiting for proofs, etc. to come back. My thanks to everyone a Pegasus!
Why did you choose Pegasus Publishers?
I was a little hesitant to go outside the U.S. but after quite a few rejections from publishers here, I felt it was worth a try. And it totally paid off!
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