Lives in Arizona, and enjoys writing, reading, the open road on a Stallion motorcycle (trike–as a passenger), good food, travel, genealogy, and a large, fun-loving family. Favorite destinations: Ireland and Singapore. Author of “High Cotton Country” and “A Shadow Life” and presently writing her third novel, “Dancing to the Silence.”
What inspires you to write?
I can't imagine not sharing all the stories bouncing around in my head.
Tell us about your writing process.
I sit down at the key board and let'er rip – definitely write by the seat of my pants. The stories play out in my mind like a movie and I write what I see. Editing and rewriting are a process for later.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, my characters speak to me both while I'm at the keyboard and while I'm doing unrelated things. Not audibly of course, but in my thoughts. One thing that always surprises me is that sometimes I intend for a character to do a particular thing or fill a certain role and they just won't do it. I know that doesn't make sense but it's true.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write, write. Worry about editing and rewrite later.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Very small, independent press.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don't think writers, books or readers are going away anytime soon. However, I wish more young people were being taught to love reading.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Women's Fiction/Historical
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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