When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family, playing video games, or crocheting. Sometimes all three at once, as she’s a master multi-tasker.
She loves to read a good book, in any genre, but her favorite is romance. Find her online blogging or on social media through her website.
What inspires you to write?
The people in my head, shouting for their story to be told. I love those people. They're imperfect and ready for the adventure that will lead them to become the best them they can be–and find their one true love.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a very detailed plotter. I first come up with characters, figure out their secrets, their pasts, flaws, and goals. Then I plot out each scene of the story. Sometimes these scene synopses will be several pages long. It makes the actual writing of the story much faster when I spend the 6 weeks to 2 months planning ahead.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I absolutely listen to them. They tell me when I'm writing them the wrong way, when they would (or wouldn't) do something. They take the wheel.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up. Start the next story, write every day and the words will come. The characters will show up. We have everything we need to be active writers.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided that a small press would suit me well. The costs of self-publishing were prohibitive for me and, honestly, I wanted someone to hold my hand as I went through the process for the first time. I've learned that I now have access to people and their skills I wouldn't as an indie publisher of my own work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the most apt word for it is explosive. So many new books are released every day, traditionally and self-published. Readers have so many choices and I think this will continue to rise.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Contemporary romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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