Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I was not trained as a writer – but as a geek. I major in math and physics in college. I went on to earn a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard and an MBA from the London Business School.
Tell us about your books.
To date, I have written several thesis, research papers and 3 books. My 3 books are listed here on my Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Dr.-Iris-Marie-Mack-PhD/e/B00OWKVMYC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
How did you go about getting published?
I self-published my 1st and 3rd book.
My 2nd book was published with Wiley Finance Publishers.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
It varies because I work, workout, attend church, and try to enjoy life.
So I write when I can.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
Trade the stock markets, listen to jazz in my hometown NOLA, sleep, cook!
Any advice for authors about book covers?
I think it’s best to hire a professional artist to do the job.
There are many freelance sites where you can find very good artist who are not very expensive.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
It’s a non-stop job. I try to do something everyday to get the word out about my books.
What’s your favorite book?
I used to a be addicted to Danielle Steele novels. But my favorite book is the Bible.
What are you reading now?
Mostly work-related stuff about the energy and financial markets.
What’s your next book project?
Well, I just finished a book project a few weeks ago.
I have a few more in mind, but now I need to concentrate on marketing my 3rd book.