1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
I started writing stories when I was about nine years old. Honestly, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing stories. I was always an avid reader, and from the first real book I read, I knew I wanted to be an author.
2. How many books have you written?
I currently have around ten titles available. I write short stories and novellas, as well as full length novels.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
Not that I have a problem with it, but I am incapable of writing romance, I’ve tried, I just can’t do it. As far as off limit topics, I don’t have any at the moment. If the story calls for it, I’ll write it.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
No problem. I am 41 years old, and I will be celebrating my 20th anniversary in November of 2016. I don’t have any children, but I am a serious cat person. I do currently have another job, but continue to try my hardest to make writing my full-time career.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
That is a really hard question! I love all of my books. If I didn’t, I would never put them out. I do have an extra soft spot for my Burkheart Witch Saga, and my collections, Grave Secrets and Evil Within.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
I’ve had many inspirations, from teachers to famous authors. I was probably most inspired by Stephen King. From an early age, I spent most days glued to one of his books, lost in whatever world he had created within its pages. I developed an enduring love for horror.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I read a lot. I love spending time with friends and family. I have a definite affinity for the ocean, and I love to go fishing and boating. I like to gamble, attend shows and concerts, visit museums, go shopping, camping. I paint and sculpt. A little bit of everything.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
I usually take a night out for myself and my husband. A date night, I guess. A nice dinner, a glass of wine, maybe a movie. And then a marathon sleep.
9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?
I usually write while spread out on my bed. When I really get down to it, I sit at my kitchen table. I’m not really able to write in complete silence. I like to have music, either with headphones or playing in the background. I listen to a mix of current pop/rock tunes, with a heavy concentration of classic rock.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I would definitely like more time to do it. My writing is always changing and evolving. I am
forever finding ways to improve my craft and become a better writer. I’m something of a
perfectionist, but I know writing is art, and by definition, art is never perfect. That doesn’t mean I won’t stop trying, though.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
I want to make a living doing what I love. I don’t need to necessarily be famous, but I would love to be able to focus all of my energy on my passion.
12. Where do you live?
I am a Central California girl, born and raised.
Not currently. If possible, I would have many cats, maybe a dog, and a huge aquarium full of fish. My ultimate pet would definitely be a pet otter. I would name him Oliver.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Being able to craft and create people and worlds out of thin air. I love the challenge of making my characters so real that people reading my books laugh with them, cry when they are hurt, care about their lives. I want people to consider my characters real. If I can do that, I’m happy.
As always, I wish you all the best and loads of success! Thanks for letting us get to know you better!
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