What inspired you to write your first book?
After getting swept up by the likes of Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kelley Armstrong, I really thought I could do this. Six years later, here I am. The rest is history.
If you could choose, which published author would you like to develop and write a story with and why?
Oooh! There’s too many, but given I’ve rediscovered my love for spooky things, I’d love to write another Gothic, and maybe collaborate with Lauren Smith.
When choosing the title for your book(s) do you have a process or wing it?
My titles are born at the same time the idea for the book is developed. Sometimes even before that. I guess I’m weird.
What was the hardest part in writing your book(s)?
One of the things I struggle with is getting into a guy’s head. There are times when I ask my husband questions, and he’ll look at me funny. At that point I, of all people, get embarrassed and take my questions to Google.
Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or are you a lone wolf?
I have a little group that I confer with, but most of the time I hit up my close author friends and critique partners when i get stuck. There’s also my street team when I need to run an idea by them.
Did you learn anything while writing your book(s)?
In writing Shadowed By Sin, I realized how much I missed murder mysteries.
How many books have you written?
I’ve written at least 22 books, of which 6 are currently available, and 2 to be re-released in the near future.
Do you have a particular favorite?
Aside from Shadowed By Sin, A Sinful Education is right up there with being my favorite.
When you were little, did you ever think you’d be a published author? What else did you want to be?
No, not in the least. The writing bug didn’t hit me until my teens. When I was younger I wanted to be an Archaeologist or Paleontologist.
What was the worst job you ever had while working towards being a published author?
I don’t think I’ve ever had one. I’ve been at the same job for 8 yrs and I love working there too.
What advice would you give to a new author?
Don’t rush a good thing. Learning everything you can about your genre, and take your time. Perfection doesn’t happen overnight, and neither does success.
Released in eBook on August 17th, 2015
Liquid Silver Books
Novella – 83 pages
Historical Romantic Suspense/Gothic Romance
Every man has a price…
As Lord Benedict St. John and his fiancée prepare to marry, his family is blackmailed by a former acquaintance. Hoping to set things straight, he accepts an invitation to dine at the blackmailer’s family estate.
But how many should die…
Estelle agrees to accompany Benedict, but nothing prepares her for the mysteries and bodies she stumbles across during her time at Hawthorne Hall.
Before the shocking truth is exposed?
Hawthorne Hall holds many secrets, but will Estelle and Benedict escape to see the day their union is blessed, or will they succumb to an untimely end?
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