What inspires you to write?
I love story telling and happy endings.
Tell us about your writing process.
I begin usually with a character, usually thrown into a situation, then I work backwards from there. I usually have the entire storyline written out in brief notes so that I don’t loose track of where I’m going. That said, I’m often surprised by an unexpected event or character that shows up. :-/ I can play a scene in my head for days making sure it flows and is natural. If I love it and don’t want to forget, I will jump onto my computer and quickly write it so I don’t forget. Even if its 3:00 am.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are my best friends. We talk all the time.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you love storytelling, write. If you think it will make you rich, you’ll have better chances at the lottery. If you think it will make you famous, sign up for a reality show (maybe one about trying to get published!).
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had submitted years ago to the big publishing houses only to get rejected. Needing to get on my life and find a more secure way of paying the mortgage, I stored the manuscripts and didn’t think about them again until my ebook addicted 21-year-old daughter (who is my biggest fan) encouraged me to pull them out and try self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Sadly, I wish I had a glass ball but I do not. Not very long ago, self-publishing was a last resort for unpublished authors, as well as a very expensive one. Because of the cost, it was something I couldn’t even consider. With today’s technology and world wide web, it has become very author friendly, published or not.
What genres do you write?
historical western romances
What formats are your books in?
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