Interview with Roger Hooverman

Roger is a founding member of Slugs, the writers’ critique group that I belong to. Check out their site at http://literaryslugs.wordpress.com.

Charlie, Mackenzie & Associates

Debbie Amsbaugh from Charlie, Mackenzie & Associates had the opportunity to pose questions to Sarasota writer, Roger Hooverman. Roger has published a work of historical fiction based on his family history and has edited and published his mother’s oral history. In addition he has published several short stories on the web. He is a founding member of SLuGs, writers’ critique group in Venice, Florida.

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Have you always been a writer? If no, what prompted you to start writing?

  • Actually, I never tried writing seriously – that is, for publication – until I retired in 2006. I’ve always liked reading and writing – even as a child I wrote stories and poems, and I took creative writing classes in high school and college. But I chose college teaching as a career, and when it came time for a career change in midlife, I ended up as a computer programmer…

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