She’s married to her best friend and resides in Michigan with him and a houseful of cats.
When she’s not at her regular 8 to 5 job, she can be found writing, researching, and spending time with her husband.
What inspires you to write?
I love visiting different towns and imagining romance in that town’s setting. I also like to write about this my husband and I like to do, such as sapphires digging and gold panning. Some of my stories come from fantasies I’ve had in the past. I love getting those ideas on the computer and out to the world.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with a brief outline to guide me as I write and help me to stay focus on where I want to go. I also list all the characters and their names and occupations. I just write the outline using Microsoft Word and if I add more people to the story, then I add more to the characters list.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters talk to each other in my head and I listen to them. Sometimes, my husband will respond to one of my characters, if I talk with him about what they are saying or doing. Since I write romance, I find it very helpful when he does this, then I can actually have a man’s response to a question or situation.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be creative, have a good support team, get with other authors who write the same genre as you do, and believe in yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am a newbie at writing and publishing my books. I’ve done three of them this year with a publisher. If you are a newbie, I recommend you go with a publisher who will help you to get your name out there and help promote your books. I would not do self-publish unless you got a good fan-base to back you up. The publisher I have is excellent and I’m very satisfied with the results thus far.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
E-book publishing is on the rise. More and more people are going to ereader devices. This is great for me, I think, because I only have so much room to house paper or hard cover books.
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance, Romance Suspense
What formats are your books in?: eBook