What inspires you to write?
Too many to list but when I write I feel like I’ve added something valuable to the world. There’s wisdom, laughter and sorrow to be found in anything.
Tell us about your writing process.
I get up early, get my shower and get ready to write. My husband leaves for work and that’s when I go into office mode. All my stories are outlined on one page, with names, ages, their looks, what they will do in the story, the surprise twists, everything. I’d hate to walk blindfolded into a story without knowing how it ends.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
With my poetry, I wrote thirty poems and looked at what I had and decided that they were publishing worthy. Then I aimed for my first book. After that, it was a given that I’d hit publish on everything. So I try to produce quality work. I do one book a year.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Technology is what liberated today’s authors. No longer do you have to grovel at the feet of some high-payed publisher or be at the mercy of a terrible editor. You take full control of your book. That being said, today’s self-publishers need to know basic html, editing, proper English, photography and graphic software. If they want to make book trailers, they’ll have to know video software. I’m fortunate to have learned a lot about these things in the past 5 years.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?