You have questions, and we have answers. Kinda.
Where were you born?
Right on this planet.
Is it hard being an author?
It is both frustrating and rewarding. It's something I recommend doing if you don't mind both ripping out your hair and weeping for joy. Sometimes simultaneously.
How long does it take to write a book?
It takes the time it takes. I don't have a deadline. As soon as the story is done, in my mind, that's when I let it out to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.