I’m over at Caz’s blog, InvisiblyMe to talk about writing
I’ve been there since Friday but didn’t get a chance to post it to WordDreams. Look forward to chatting with anyone who hasn’t visited yet!
Thank you so much for hosting me on your wonderful blog, Caz. I always enjoy your interviews so am honored to be included.
- You’ve been a teacher for a number of years and have been writing alongside this for quite some time, with a variety of books & ebooks, both fiction and non-fiction. What made you first take up writing?
I started with nonfiction—a technology curriculum for my classes. Since there was nothing available, I wrote it, shared it with others, and it took off. About the same time, I was inspired to write Building a Midshipman, about my daughter’s journey to gain acceptance to the US Naval Academy. That too took off. Now, a decade later, she is rewriting it with me!
- Not only do you teach and write, but you also run two blogs. What have been the most challenging parts of balancing your workload?
It’s actually not too challenging. They are such different sorts of writing. In my blogging, for both WordDreams (about my writing) and Ask a Tech Teacher (about education), I am fairly conversation, addressing current topics of interest to readers. In my fiction series, both the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and the Man vs. Nature saga, they are long-range projects that tap into a completely different side of my brain. In the end, they are so different that I use each as a break from the other.
I love all of them. I write about twelve hours a day (with breaks, of course), jumping between the different writing projects, and never get tired of it.
Note: My newest prehistoric fiction book is out, Survival of the Fittest. I’d love for you to give it a look!
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Quest for Home, Fall 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning