From a cruncher of numbers to a stringer of words, she decided it was time to follow her dreams and put down on paper all of those stories that floated around in her head. Raised in New York City and Long Island, she is a consummate shopaholic having been given the gift of style from her mother and grandmother. When not writing, she can be found shopping, visiting museums, gardening, or being walked by her oversized puppy.
Her books are a genre mix all neatly packaged together. Surprise and twists keep her readers guessing and she has been accused of writing books that can’t be put down. Pushing characters to challenge themselves is her trademark as is a creating strong female characters – no damsels in distress here. Her inspiration comes from seeing a situation and then enhancing it to create an unusual story line. And yes, she does see ghosts, or spirits as they prefer to be called and has had her run ins with a fairy or two.
What inspires you to write?
Stories are constantly poping into my head and I thought it a disservice to the words if I kept them all to myself.
Tell us about your writing process.
For me, writing begins with an idea. My newest book serial began when I was traveling into New York City for Comic Con. As I watched the landscape change from suburban to urban, I had a random thought about viewing a murder happening between abandoned warehouses. That idea got me writing and before I knew it a book evolved.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters come to me and some of them take over and do the writing for me. I love when this happens. Other characters need much more coddling to emerge and come to life.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write, edit and write. You can’t publish a blank piece of paper. The more you write, the better you get at it. Also, try to find a group of like minded writers at all stages of their careers to work with as they can be invaluable. Everyone has a different method, it’s best to figure out your own.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After a bunch of loved it but it doesn’t fit in with what we’re looking for now, I decided to give self-publishing a try. So far so good, but it is labor intensive.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of book publishing is in the future. I hope it evolves to better, more well written books in multiple genres with more choices.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Horror, Chick-Lit
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print