>> When did you first decide to be or rather, when did you realize that you were a writer?
In my mid-twenties, I was a pre-school teacher. Every day at naptime I would tell the children a story, I made up on the spot. You’ve heard of the Magic School Bus. My stories were the big pink bubble, they pre-date the MSB. Every day we climbed into the bubble and it took us to all kinds of places.
>> What genre(s) do you write in? How do you choose them – or do they choose you?
My genres pick me. I write paranormal thrillers about serial
killers. A second paranormal series that is erotica. I will be writing an 80’s
romance series, and a YA series this year.
>> What do you find most challenging about the writing process?
Staying focused, and self-doubt are my two biggest enemies.
If I were in school now they would diagnose me with ADD, and probably lots of
other alphabet things. I must have the TV or Music on in the background as well
as FB open. I switch back and forth
between all of them. Believe it or not, that helps me focus on writing.
>>What do you find to be the most exciting or rewarding aspects?
I am thrilled when someone reads my writing. When they tell, me they can’t wait for the next book to come out. That’s gold for me. When they fall in love with my characters, I know I’ve done my job. My goal is to bring you into my world. Invite you into my imagination.
>> What advice can you give to those who feel the stories within themselves but cannot quite make that jump on to paper?
Don’t be afraid.
Write. Remember a good editor is your best friend. Also, read. Read
several books in the genre you want to write in. Find some bestselling authors
and find out why they are bestsellers. I was so afraid for so many years. I
could have had two dozen books out by now.
>>What does writing bring to you, personally?
Writing is so cathartic for me. Emma, my main character in The Killing Chronicles suffers from PTSD. I do as well. Telling her story allows me to really show people what it’s like to have an invisible disease. You can’t see it, but it affects everything in your life.
Writing brings me joy as well. It’s so fulfilling when I get
to the end of a book. It’s an extreme since of accomplishment for me.
>>Is there anything you can share about your upcoming projects?
The third book of The Killing Chronicles, Darkest Knight
will be out this year.
The first book of The Naked Truth series will debut. I have a box set of summer erotica that will be out in July. I’ve been asked to write a book in another authors world, Tulsa Immortals. That will be out later this year, as well as the first book in The Swan Lake series, my YA series.