One of my first memories is dangling over the arm of our living room sofa telling myself a post-apocalyptic survival tale in which my mother and I were the last two people on earth. It was so fun, I never stopped telling stories. In high school, I faked being ill so I could stay home to work on a novel about a nanny who falls in love with her boss’ bad boy nephew.
As an adult I earned a college degree, got married, and had a child, but I never stopped writing. It only got more fun. I wrote through my lunch breaks at work. I wrote on the treadmill at the gym. Eventually, I had dozens of short stories, novellas, and full-length novels piling up on thumb drives and in plastic tubs.
Now, I’m ready to share my stories with you, starting with The Dark Caster Series and the Red Plague Trilogy. I hope you love reading them as much as I loved writing them!
What inspires you to write?
Everything inspires me! I get story ideas from songs, movies, TV shows, even some of my dreams. I love creating new characters and new worlds from the things going on around me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I used to be a seat-of-my-pants writer, but since I started publishing I take the process more seriously. I create a turning point outline and character profiles before I start. I also have a good idea of where I want the main characters to be in their personal journeys by the end of the book so I can work backwards to that end.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I definitely listen to my characters. Once they’re written, they take on lives of their own. A lot of times the plans I make for my characters have to be scrapped once their personalities reveal themselves.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. Keep working on your craft.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After years of trying to find an agent the traditional way, I decided to self publish. I’m very happy with my experiences so far. I haven’t been a bestseller yet, but I enjoy having complete control over my career.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’m so excited about the future of publishing. Not in a long time have writers had such direct access to their fans and readers.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Romance, Paranormal, YA
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print