Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? I wrote my book to solve a problem my daughter had (how to cook in a dorm room without a kitchen). I hope it can help someone else.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? Some days creativity just flows faster and easier than others. Pay attention to those times and devote more time to writing when it’s “easier.”

What is your favorite time to write? I’m a morning person so always morning.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Don’t filter yourself at first just get it down. Edit later.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? Social media and the internet can be a very powerful platform to market your boom worldwide.

Sarah H. Long's College Cooking 101: Fast Food Without a Kitchen is out May 7 with Beacon Publishing Group.