My home is in the Dallas area, where I live with my husband. I have two sons, one of which lives in the area, and the other in Los Angeles. I love to read and write romances. I like the way romance builds bridges to other worlds which only my imagination can take me. At a time when I was reading voraciously, but not getting exactly what I was yearning for, I started to write the kind of story I was searching for. Putting my own words to paper is so much fun that now, even with a job, a husband, and two sons, I always find time to not only read, but write.
What inspires you to write?
I’m a voracious reader and sometimes I don’t get exactly what I’m yearning for so when I first started writing it was to write the kind of story I wanted to read. Now I just love it. When I sit at the computer I can let my imagination run away when I conjure up those muscular male hunks running around in my sub-conscious. No harm, no foul!
Tell us about your writing process.
Usually I start with one line or couple of lines that have been running through my mind for days or even weeks. And then I just let my mind go from there. I never do an outline. In one of my books, I did kind of know how I wanted the ending to go but it was vague.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I definitely listen to them. I am them in my mind.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up and try to maintain a tough skin. I still get my feelings hurt when someone reviews my books with a negative review even if ten others have praised it. Of course, we want everyone to love our work, but in the real work, we simply can’t please everybody.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
With my first book, I went with an established publisher and I will be forever grateful to them for believing in me and giving me a chance. However, now I publish myself only because it gives me more control.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future is digital. I don’t think the bookstore and paperbacks will ever go away, but the explosion of readers and how convenient they are, it is simply a wondrous thing.
What do you use?
Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
So far, historical romance and murder mystery
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print