I wrote my first novel longhand in the empty pages of engineering class notebooks at Rutgers University, tuning out professors blithely discussing the Mechanics of Solids (an actual class name!) to write fiction instead. I went on to get my engineering degree and a corresponding career but I continued to write in my spare time, the only thing that kept me sane after long days spent with math-minded engineers who never quite got my love of writing or indie rock music. I went back to school for a writing degree that exposed me to the brilliant insanity of artistic-minded friends and taught me the skills to write the YA stories I’ve always wanted to tell.
I started an indie rock music blog a decade ago and have attended several hundred shows in that time and I currently reside with my partner and our puppy Elie in Hoboken, NJ, not solely for the convenience of seeing little-known bands play intimate shows in Manhattan and DIY spaces in Brooklyn.Continue reading Interview with Bill Elenbark, Author of I Will Be Okay