It wasn’t until well into adult hood that she discovered, late at night while the house was quiet, that she had just as many stories inside her just waiting to be let out. Writing has been a way for her to step away from reality and live a bit through her fun and sometimes damaged characters. You will almost always find a Happy Ever After at the end of her stories. She can’t help it, it’s an addiction.
She’s a Southwestern girl living a Mid-Atlantic life with her husband of seventeen years and two incredible daughters who inspire her daily. She is proud to be an advocate for her child with autism, and feels incredibly blessed to be able to see the world through her eyes. Her daughters teach her more than she could ever teach them.
She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her family, but cherishes those quiet nights after everyone is asleep when she can curl up on the couch with her fifteen year old dog. (Shh, don’t tell…He’s not supposed to be on the couch.)
Keep an eye out for more from her!
What inspires you to write?
I am first and foremost an avid reader. I love the idea of a Happily Ever After, and that drive me to create characters and stories where that happy ending is possible.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write on my laptop, usually after everyone has gone to bed. I like to put the entire story down, including dialog, and then go back and fill in details.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are constantly in my head. I have so many conversations going on in my mind at any given time, that it would be scary for anyone to hear.
What advice would you give other writers?
My biggest piece of advice is to secure a professional Editor and Cover Designer. You may think you and your family and friends will be able to do this for you, but in the long run it does a disservice to your readers and the money they spend for your books.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am exclusively self-published. I chose to self-publish because at this point I like to have full control over my work and my time.
As a self-published author, I have a bit more freedom to explore where I want to take my stories, and I love that!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I see the trend of Self-publishing to continue. There are so many amazing books out there that we would otherwise not have an opportunity to read.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print