In my Executive Wives’ Club series, I wanted a romantic series about how important women are to women. No matter, how much we might enjoy the men in our lives. Women connect to other women in a unique way. Maybe, because we think alike or can share emotions men can’t understand, but women need women.
So then I asked, what type of situation would force four women together emotional?
Okay, four women all lose their husband at one time in a car accident. These women are connected only by their husband’s jobs. They know each other, but are not what you call close until their husbands are killed.
This forever alters their world. Each has their unique problem some of which I have faced.
Writing for me is sharing the hurt and joys of being a woman.
When not writing, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family.
Hope you enjoy my books,
What inspires you to write?
As I said in my bio, I enjoy writing about things that I see that people have to endure.
My first book, Pregnancy Plan was inspired by a news article about a woman wanting a baby.
Other times, I think about the pains we all have to suffer like the loss of someone we love.
I find inspiration in so many places. If something touches my heart, I believe it will touch the heart of my readers too.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am both an outliner and a seat of the pants writer. I do an outline but that doesn’t mean I’m married to it.
If I discover I want to go another direction, then I’ll rework what I’ve written and go on.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes. Some say more than others.
Do I let them lead me off course? Not if I can help it.
Strangely, I like have conversation with them. Not only does it get me inside their head, but makes it easier to write their story.
What advice would you give other writers?
Funny, as you travel down the road, you sometimes don’t realize what you’ve seen until someone asks you about the trip.
Writing and publishing is sort of like that. You learn so much but you just do it and go on. It isn’t until someone ask a question. How do you get inside a character’s head?
This goes back to talking to them. When you, as the writer want something to happen and they reply with “Are you nuts? That would scare me shitless.”
Then I have to hold their hand and say “You can do this. I know you can because you’re written that way.”
Sorry couldn’t resist.
But yes, talking to characters is one way to travel along the writing journey.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My advise to new authors is to try and get a publisher. That is not to say, I don’t self-publish. I do.
Publishing involves a lot of different steps beyond just writing the book. I always think of it as owning a business. You need to understand marketing, creating the product, and accounting.
I was lucky in that I started with a small press. I learned the process of getting the book ready and what I needed to do to promote my book.
These are things anyone can learn but it always helps to have someone who knows the way when venturing down a new path.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The book publishing world is changing. In my opinion for the better, because now publisher and authors understand more of what is required to make a best selling book.
Publisher can no longer sit behind their brick walls and feed author six months old data about their books sales.
Self-published authors can see the value of having someone take care of distribution and collecting taxes (Amazon, B&N, etc.)
Will physical books go away?
Maybe, but does it matter as long as we have something to read.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: romance, contemporary, paranormal, suspense
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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